My college offers various martial arts classes and since they're quite cheap I've decided to enroll in some. I have a background in boxing (with a few months of Muay Thai thrown in) and will be competing on the school's boxing team, but they only meet twice a week and I'm looking to pick up some basic grappling skills as a way of cross training. Several of my friends are taking the BJJ class and as much as I'd like to join them, the class is full. For $40, I signed up for a judo class that meets for an hour and fifteen minutes twice a week for ten weeks. As previously stated, I have a decent background in boxing and I'm somewhat familiar with the training of martial arts. My grappling experienced is limited to some recreational rolling with wrestling friends...so it's really nonexistent. As much as I'd like to be studying BJJ, I've always been interested in judo and I figure it will compliment my boxing skills quite well. Can anyone give me an idea of what to expect or offer some useful comparisons between judo and BJJ? As this is a beginners class, what equipment should I get? Roughly speaking, how long does it take to understand and begin implementing the basic techniques against a resisting opponent? Anything I should know going into this? I will be doing either BJJ or judo next quarter as well, so the judo is only certain for the next few months.