We arrived in Frankfurt after two nights in Amsterdam. We spent the first day exploring the city and generally just wandering around. This is usually what we do when we arrive somewhere. Frankfurt is a really cool and interesting place. Most of the city was destroyed during WWII and as a result there is a big mix of old and modern buildings all mashed up together. There is something about the city that stands out as soon as you arrive. Look one way down the street and you see beautiful old buildings and narrow lanes, look the other way and there are huge skyscrapers towering overhead. It’s a weird feeling to say the least.
The second day was training day. We hopped on a train to Offenbach to train with Alliance Jiu-Jitsu.To say these guys are friendly would be an understatement. From the moment we got to the door everyone was incredibly welcoming. It was a Sunday, which meant it was decided on the day whether they do technique and then roll, or just roll for 2 hours….we rolled for 2 hours and it was awesome. Everyone was genuine and willing to help each other learn. There was a very fun and family-like atmosphere and was the best possible first stop for our trip.