Hey all I have been training Goju Ryu Karate for about 10 months (I'm an orange belt) and my dojo also offers a jujutsu program which is a unique-ish program that I have just started taking (tonight will be my third class). It is very convinient as either it is right after or right before my karate class on varying days of the week. The jujutsu program is unorthodox because of the way it is run. Because of our karate background the dojo has links to more traditional programs and as such our sensei is a 5th dan in a variation of shindo-ryu japanese jujutsu. However we are also modern so he is a brown belt in brazillian jujitsu. Both are from legitimate lineages. In the jujutsu pacakage you get access to both classes. So I will tell you about both classes I've been to so far. Last week or so I went to my first class and it was a Brazillian jujitsu class. We started with a simple warm up, run a few laps, side step and shuffle a few laps, back pedal etc. Then we did some stretches and laps doin shoulder rolls, shrimping, reverse shrimping, breakfalls, break falls with rolls. After the warm up we got into pairs. I was with another new white belt. We worked on some basic sweeps I think, first I did a sweep they called the rainbow sweep, drilled it quite a few times, then we added a new sweep a scissor sweep. Then we did a drill where the person on top either put pressure down or postured up and you had to pick which pass to do. Then we added a pass to the drill I don't know what it was called (please inform if you know) where you trap one of the arms or both and then roll them to that side. At the end of class a purple belt asked me about my previous grappling since he knew I had done some no gi in the past and some wrestling. So we did some no gi grappling for 5-10 minutes. I was able to squirm around and such but I wasn't able to do anything offensively at all. He only tapped me once with a triangle choke but it seemed he wasn't really trying and was just trying to work his guard (i was working outside of his guard trying to get to side control most of the time)... The next class was yesterday I went to it was a Japanese jujtitsu class. It seemed a lot like a wrestling class (which I am used to, with slightly less intensity, we weren't permitted to slam our partners off the mats our first class). First we did a similar warm up to brazillian jujitsu although slightly different, some stretches, etc. Next we partnered up again, I was with some guy who was just trying out the class but had apparently done judo previously (not to any major level). First we practiced a hip throw. We started going slow and eventually went faster, we didn't actually throw each other off the ground though we stopped where they were balancing on our hip. Then we practiced another takedown where you grab around the waste and put your leg behind them and sit down which ends with you in side control. We also practiced getting side control secure and holding down your opponent. Last we practiced another takedown similar to a single leg but instead of pushing them over with your body you twist or tweak the knee which brings the other person to the ground. They say you can wreck a knee like this but I don't know about that, either way it worked well as a takedown. How does this compare to other BJJ classes? In my no gi which was only like 10 classes of an hour and half each we pretty much did submissions all the time in drilling and not much guard passing or stuff like that. I've never taken pure BJJ before though and wonder how this compares. In terms of class breakdown it works on a weekly switching cycle. One week there will be 3 JJJ classes and 2 BJJ classes, then the next week there will be 2 jjj and 3 bjj classes. The only other BJJ place around has 3 classes a week. I would prefer to stay where I am anyways.