Here is the situation. I am at the same gym I have always trained at. A new ownership group bought the gym and kicked the old BJJ teachers out the door. The new teacher/owner is a high profile BJJ Black Belt. Only a handful of blue belts from the old regime have stayed. One blue belt is actually his assistant and teaches while he is away(he is away 80% of the time). There are no brown or purple belts that have stayed from the old regime, so the class has 4-5 Blue Belts and all the other are beginner white belts who have never been taught the basics. The high profile teacher and his blue belt disciple have been around for 2-3 months now. The only thing he has taught us is X-guard and Berimbolo. Every class we are drilling those moves. The Blue Belts that are still there are loving it cause they learn new stuff. Us white belts(the vast majority) that have never learned the basics because we were either just starting BJJ when the old regime got kicked out(or not even here at that time), feel like we are learning advanced stuff too quickly without knowing the basics of BJJ. -We have never learned any submissions thus far. -We have not learned how to pass any kind of guard. -We don't know any basic sweeps that are not X-guard related. This Black belt teacher of ours has trained world champions. I am not saying X-guard and Berimbolo doesnt work, because it obviously does for advanced students. But how do you guys feel about taking white belt beginners that know NOTHING in terms of basic BJJ and drilling the hell out of X-guard and Berimbolo with them for months? Some of us feel like our high profile teacher cant adjust from training World Champions, to training BJJ white belt newbies like us. I don't dare talking to him about it because Im a newb white belt and he is a Black Belt who is incredibly well respected in the MMA/grappling world. What do you guys think about this? Thanks for the feedback.