I signed up for BJJ classes this week and to tell you the truth I love every aspect of it. I go to a machado black belt school and all the instructors break everything down to a grain and teach it to you step by step then at full speed. I've researched BJJ for awhile and watched plenty of grappling matches so when I got there I felt a little comfortable rolling. But I got my ass whooped, the most I've ever done grappling wise was looking like a douche trying to forcefully takedown people horribly I looked like a mcdojo student. So back to class, for two days I was getting tossed around like nothing e en though I'm 6'3 290lbs of bulk and muscle. I was horrible kept getting rolled over and spazziing everytime someone got on top of me. I kept pushing and pulling to much, but kept going and watching everything goingon around me. Every slight movement the high belts do I analyze it and adjust it to my size (I have a slight case of OCD) so a unsuspicous hook that leads to a guard pass of unbalanci g of my opponent I picked up quick. so two days I just take a asswhoopong like no other but after the third day it just clicked flatten my hips apply the right pressure away from y partner and relax. Ohh and my analyzing has I think pissed of some people because I like staring at people rolling until I feel that I've seen enough and then start rolling g a little later after everyone else. And not like my first day no submissions just positioning, transitioning and sweeping and letting people stay to long in my guard. Yesterday and today i submitted or gained an upperhand on everyone I've rolled with except my instructors I rather just keep my position and get my butt. Whooped and learn everything they do. And whats pretty cool is every person that I roll with now says I have great fundamentals, balance and natural skill. So basically I love it because I see it as reading and immediately applying what I learn effectively and the adrenaline rush of gaining side control is better than any sport I've ever played at every level beggining to semi pro. And I'm going to kick all my friends asses they think backyard brwaling and muscling eachothereans your good at fighting can't wait to catch someone with a simple arm triangle in side control.