I started reading Ultramarathon Man and that got me thinking… There should be an endurance event for jiu jitsu, nothing serious, just for “fun”. The more I train, the more I’m beginning to realize that it’s actually possible to train non-stop for a long time. I’ve heard stories of people training for many hours straight. So why not do a marathon for jiu jitsu.
Here’s my idea… A black belt match is 10 minutes. There’s ~ 26 miles in a marathon. So, let’s do 26 black belt matches. That’s 4 hours and 20 minutes. You can get a drink of water between sets, but if you leave the mat for more than that (to go to the bathroom, for example), you have to take the set off and then append another set at the end.
Obviously this is a challenging endurance event, but it’s probably not as impossible as it sounds. I’ll see if I can convince a few folks around here to try it. Maybe someone is crazy enough to join me.