well, after my first night training BJJ, i am quite pleased. i have been wanting to train in a martial art for years now, but i have always been too busy or whatever. so a few weeks ago i started to train in Muay Thai, however the instructor apparently thought i was his personal punching bag, as i was the biggest guy in the class. So, everyday, instead of learning technique, he would pair everyone up, and me with him, where he would proceed to go through his entire training regiment. Eventually, he would finish, and i would get to go, but would be too tired to go 100%, and considering he would just scream at me in unintelligible english (he is Argentinian) i learned nothing but how to get hit. so i said screw that and decided to find a BJJ gym, which is what i have wanted to train in for a while. i went tonight and signed up for their week for $10 or whatever. after my last experience, i wasn't gonna put down a ton of money. so we started warming up and went into drills. i have never done any kind of grappling before, so i was kind of nervous about my virginity being exploited. however, one guy who had been there for a while immediately grabbed me as a partner. if i ever had a question, he would walk me through it. we went through a few drills, in which i feel pretty good about. my only real problem was that i locking in armbars which would connect solidly with my kid factory, that felt nice. then everyone went to roll, where i had no idea what was going on, but our instructor said i could hop in if i wanted. however i decided to hang back and observe rather than flop around like a fish to the chagrin of the blue belts we were supposed to be challenging. anyways, good overall experience and while this post may not be groundbreaking, i am hoping to look back on it a few months later and realize how far i have come.