Last night, had a great day at BJJ, just thought I'd toot a horn. It's about my 3rd week or so at the club. We were practicing side control/escapes. The drill had 4 people on their backs, then you put them in side-control. They have 1 minute to escape, you have 1 minute to maintain the side control. If you win you stay, if you lose you go. So if you're good at escaping, you just fight one guy after another. I went up against one of the blue belts (I'm white), in the first round of the drill. He couldn't escape, so he had to go and I stayed. I was very proud of beating the blue belt in this drill... you should have seen the look on our instructor's face, sort of a pleasantlyy surprised expression. I then beat the next 4 guys (white belts). I finally coudln't go on any more and tapped out, couldn't breathe! After class, I overheard the instructor talking to a purple belt about me. He said, "See that white belt? He beat a blue belt then kicked the next 4 guys' asses!" The purple belt widened his eyes and nodded. It was a great feeling after several weeks of frustration! I think something is beginning to click. I love learning new things. Any of you have similiar experiences? Thanks!