wasn't really sure where to post this, so please forgive me if I'm in the wrong department a brief background: about 3 years ago I decided to make some small lifestyle changes to lose weight. I was hitting the scales at 5'6", 340 pounds. FAT ASS to be sure. I started with small changes to my diet, and after a 2 years I was at the 305 mark. I realized I needed to make bigger changes, so January of this year I joined a gym and made big changes to my diet and lifestyle. I am currently at 264 pounds. My goal is 185, so still a long way to go. I want to find an activity to get involved in and BJJ is something that really interests me. So doing some google-ing I found a BJJ place literally 2 minutes from my regular gym and about 10 minutes from my house. GREAT i said. It's owned and operated by Marcello C. Monteiro. The gym's site obviously talks him up, but figured some folks around here would be able to confirm if he is legit. this isn't an affiliate gym, but the one he actually runs from what I gather. here's the link: Online Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training - BJJ Coach Marcello Monteiro - Location so, would this be a good place to start training? I'm not looking to compete, just have a fun physical activity to enjoy thanks guys!