So I train in a more oldschool BJJ academy ( or at least did before covid) . Gracie linage, self-defense first - a lot of top game and closed guard, and very little sporty guards or current competitive trends taught by the blackbelts. We still teach them, especially to the competitors but I'd say its 3:1 in favor of more old-school style game. Now I love the school, and there are a ton of tough dudes far better than me - but I have like idk, some internal conflict about how to best expand my game, and I think it was ruining a lot of my progress. I'm going to try and illustrate is best I can. So on one hand I would like to learn as much jiu-jitsu as possible, and get as good as I can. That includes learning more newer techniques than what's in the OG Gracie manuals, or whatever Rener is peddling. I don't want to just pigeon hold myself to the standard from 30 years ago. On the other hand I'm concerned that if I open myself up to learning a lot of the more modern BJJ games and concepts I'll end up missing a lot of strong fundamental that a lot of the bb's have to impart on me. I got my blue-belt when I was in college at our campus BJJ club which had some Gracie baja affiliation. Afterwards I fell down the Youtube rabbit hole head first and focused so much on all the new stuff [at the time] like Berimbolos, and and worm guard, that I wouldn't actually practice what our gym was teaching and ended up having to play catch up for even basic concepts like proper guard retention. Now more than 8 years later at a completely different academy in a different town I guess I'm fearful that I'll inadvertently do the same if I start incorporating a lot of that into my game again. Or be some guy who's got a great DLR game but can't do a proper cross collar choke. Has anyone experienced anything like this? I guess I've got some sort of crappy bjj ptsd or something.