In my quest for local gyms, I found I lived next to three worth noting: House of Champions : Academy of Martial Arts In San Fernando Valley BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CLUB and finally LEGENDS MMCT Distance wise I'm 8 miles from both Legends and HOC. ~1 from Street Sports. I've NEVER done BJJ before and have VERY LITTLE Judo experience. I also don't have any reliable friends who know anything about this stuff (thus forcing me post on forums). I work full time and have wanted to do this for a while. Also note that I am also interested in something with stand up as well as BJJ (Muay Thai, Kickboxing, "MMA" class, etc). Remember I'm totally fresh to all this so am completely ignorant. Any advice you guys can give would be great!