Do you have to be a naturally physically gifted athelete to do well in BJJ competition? I am just your average joe, with no real athletic skill. I have always been able to get up and play a pickup game of basketball, football, or baseball, but have never been the best player by any means. I am slow, weak, overweight. With enough training and skill, is it possible to at least be somewhat sucessful in BJJ? I am 200 lbs, and can only bench 130. I am only 22, so I still have time to turn myself around so to speak, I just wasn't blessed genetically. I have the motivation to run 2x a week, weights 1x a week, and train BJJ/No Gi/MMA 3x a week.