...Well hopefully not. Since I've started a couple of months ago already : D Anyways this is more of an intro and background for info. My sports career has been: basketball during HS/college; football later on in NFL Europe (moved to Europe, military); some weightlifting/powerlifting. Along with that, some non-serious karate (kyokushinkai) and probably not worth mentioning, sambo when I was a kid (12-16). I always liked grappling - in any form. It suits me better than striking as I can have more control over the damage I do. Always wanted to seriously learn it, but only now at the age of 34 finally got to it. Training with mostly younger guys of mixed levels, and mostly lightweight, and it's not a pure BJJ group but an MMA group who dedicates one day a week to grappling and a great brazilian guy who teaches us. I'm 6'3" and around 300lbs, most of which is effective muscle mass. Some of my problems are: only two more or less "heavyweights" in the group for me to actually experience any challenge. And they're still around 230lbs or so and not very experienced grapplers themselves. I end up just using a lot of force instead of learning techniques. Even after an exhausting warm-up, it's still enough to dominate someone who's substantially smaller. Only the coach can sometimes get the upper hand because he tries to evade and wear me out long enough and then it's home run for him. Obviously, I don't last long. I've got the typical defense tackle stamina with strong and relatively short bursts - these I can do all day long. But spending more than 2 minute extensively rolling completely kills me. Anyways obviously I've got a lot of questions but trying to go one at a time. Would be cool to get some advice from heavyweights here or from guys who deal with heavyweights what to aim for - learn techniques that work fast, and which ones work best for heavyweights. Since I'm not reducing the intensity of my weightlifting (at least not for now) I don't expect to reduce my bodyweight much in the near future, but going down to 285ish is reasonable and that I can afford.