I am starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in a few weeks and I am not sure what to expect. I have no prior martial arts experience and never wrestled in H.S., I played football in H.S and College (Linebacker) as well as a bunch of other sports (Lacrosse, Hockey), so I am pretty athletic. But what I am really wondering is, how does a normal BJJ session go? For example if i were to describe a normal football practice for a Linebacker I would say: 1. Stretching/Warmups 2. Position Training (Form Tackling, Followed by some type of gameplaning, followed by some full contact drills) 3. Possibly some 7 on 7 passing (QB, RB, FB, TE, Recievers vs. LBs, CBs, Safetys) or some 8 on 8 (QB, FB, RB, Oline vs. DLine, LBs) running drills. 4. Scrimmage offense vs. defense (amount of contact varies from limited to full) 5. Possibly Special Teams Work 6. Conditioning in the form of sprints (25 yds, 50 yds or 100 yds and back), long distance running or circuit training. 7. Team gathering with head coach and then positional gatherings with LB coach. Could anyone breakdown a typical jiu-jitsu session like this? I am wondering how tough its going to be and what shape I am going to need to be in to survive.