Some may know I have been training BJJ for 3 weeks now. I have a very loooooooong wrestling background prior to my training so I'm not entirely new to rolling around on the ground with sweaty men. The adaptability of BJJ to it's practicioner is utterly amazing! I wish I had heard of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when I was 6 (when I started wrestling) because I never would have wrestled a day in my life. I'm 5'8" and sitting now at 235 lbs (was 270 but that's a different thread). Needless to say my legs are very short and I have a hell of a time closing my guard at times. Even when I do close it, it's tough to stay closed for long. In my privates and my normal classes I have come to fall in love with half-guard both top and bottom. It isn't a strain for me to close my guard and I feel my options are limitless. That being said, I work very hard on all postions and choose to train out of bad spots during open mat so I can get a nice, well-rounded game going. I hear many folks are one-trick ponies and I refuse to wind up in that boat but FUCK I love half-guard! I have alos noticed others who started with me or before beginning to find their niche and what works for them. It's really an awesome sight to see and be a part of. I have no clue how on Earth people quit. I already am completely in love with this sport. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go jerk-off.