I have done a few martial arts in the past and Krav Maga in the US. I mainly did Krav but also did BJJ, Muay Thai, MMA and like a couple months of judo... all spread out over a 1 year and 9 months or so. Now in the new country I am in I finally found a place to do martial arts in this poor country. It's a local university Judo club in a small college town. It's pretty weird for me as it is really different. First a lot of the class is in a foreign language. I am currently learning that language and the sensei does sometimes explain things to me in English or corrects my technique in English. Being a poor country, the gis people wear are more worn and not in the best of shape. Last they don't practice on a traditional mat, but more of a homemade creation of earthen materials (a lot of straw and some other stuff) with a thick tarp on top. Today was my first real Judo practice. Before now was mostly conditioning and very light judo training. We practiced some break falls (which I mostly knew from BJJ and the little judo I did) and then worked with the rest of the class. This included several throws... There are no crash mats and we just land on this homemade mat thing they made. I'm like wow... this is tough... being thrown over and over again. I'm a small female in my mid-30's... I plan on competing some. Nothing too serious... but the sensei offered me lessons for free and I think he sees me as someone that would be a good person to compete for his team. I am fairly physically fit from the various martial arts I have done in the past, Krav Maga and CrossFit.... but I have had my injuries from these various activities in the past. Anyway, just wondering if you think it's too crazy for me to do at my age with these conditions. The team is really nice but they are a poorer team and I just am wondering about accidents. This is definitely not the nice spacious judo dojo I worked with in the states.