Hey I just started BJJ 3 weeks ago, twice a week, one gi, one nogi, at GriffonRawl. First off, I have always considered myself a fan of ground fighting, however as much as I knew, in contrast to the typical fan, I have realized I know nothing. I'm doing fairly well so far, as I have stayed competitive with nearly everyone. Obviously the Brown belts and Purple Belts were toying with me, but the Blue Belts seemed to be going about 75%. On my first no gi class at the end of class I grappled with a more experienced whitebelt, he's probably been training for 7 months, and indured 10 minutes before subcumbing to a keylock or americana or whatever you please. Two weeks later, last night, I went against him, and took his back twice, nearly finishing a RNC. However, if someone had scored it, he would have dominated me, atleast from what I understand the scoring system entails. I am curious though on a few things. First off, when you guys started did you guys find yourselves mounted quite often, and quickly developing reversals? Second, how long did it take you guys to get proficient at shrimping, particularly from when your sidemounted to guard, as you buck up? Lastly did you guys start developing a signature move? So far I seen to be pretty good at the Guillotine and Kimura. All response are much appreciated.