As with most new people (2 months) I've been getting a little frustrated lately that I'm slow to catch on. The only sports I've ever played I've really excelled at, so I'm not used getting it handed to me. That got me thinking so I decided to approach the frustration and "will I ever move to a blue belt" questions from a different angle than the other threads thus far. Do you need any natural talent to excel in BJJ, or is it just a matter of mat time? For example, someone could practice basketball a few hours a week doing drills, doing pick up games, but they could still suck really bad after as much as a few years just because they have no natural talent for the sport. My view is that many sports are like that, and with my view that BJJ is also a sport, I was just wondering if it follows suit? So what do you think, do you have to have a natural inclination or natural talent for BJJ to get any good, or do you just have to practice? Thanks in advance.