My BJJ gym is predominantly of an 'old school' gi pedigree. The team does very well at state and national tournies (numerous guys qualifying for ADCC), but they don't offer a worthwhile striking class. An affiliate coach sometimes uses our matspace and offers a 'boxing' class, but there is little sparring and it's mostly filled with fitness girls. However, our BJJ coach has given keys to the more experienced grapplers, so many of us active competitors use the gym at all hours, when there is no class, just to drill and roll. Myself and 3 fellow bjjers have become interested in pankration lately and have formed a small group of 4 to compete in local tournies. -1 of them is a kickboxer of 2 years + BJJ purple. 5'6 145pounds, and my main training partner. -1 of them a kickboxer of 5 years + BJJ purple. 6'1 190 pounds and has 5 amateur kickboxing fights, great hands. -1 of them is a tkd black belt + BJJ blue. 5'9 180 pounds, very explosive guy with non-flashy hard kicks. My side specialty is wrestling, which I have only been doing for 5 years, but its better than nothing, and I feel I can teach them a few tricks. Our gym has plenty of headgear, gloves, pads etc. so we plan on doing a lot of padwork and sparring together, mixing striking, takedowns and our bjj. My question is- would this be an appropriate way to train, given my circumstances? (i.e no good striking offered at my school). Keep in mind, my own striking experience is VERY limited and so I'll be mainly relying on my partners to teach me the basics and drill them with me. Anyone else had similar experiences to share?