So I have been training for about a month and I am completely addicted. Surfing was the only thing that has affected my life like this lol. About 2-3 weeks into going to class 3-4 times a week we had a tournament between our three schools. Chief invited me so of course I showed up. It was a round robin and I actually got bumped up a weight class since there wherent enough guys. I went in with no ego and just wanting to learn and I came out with a very positive experience and learned some things that may seem basic but it would of taken weeks of rolling in class for it to click. I lost by submission 3of 4 fights and lost by 2 points on the one I lasted. This is just an encouragement to guys who are scared to look bad or compete. I had a blast and made some new friends and learned to guard my neck lol. I hope to do some more since I still suck but I am getting submissions in class and think I learn more when I am competing. Sorry if this is a lame first post but I thought it might help a few out.