Hey guys - I'm a BJJ Brown Belt and have been competing for a long time. I usually relied on my wrestling background and a few basic judo throws to get me by in comps. It worked, but I always felt like I was missing a piece of the puzzle :)
Just recently started committing myself to learning judo with a GREAT instructor. I am totally LOVING it! Really learning a TON of stuff and the details are AMAZING.
My instructor is very high level Judo player and also trains BJJ with us as a blue in BJJ. He looked at me funny when I first rolled into his Judo class wearing a white belt. He said he thought I was at least a Brown in Judo. I told him even though I'm a Brown in BJJ I haven't earned it in Judo - so out of respect I wear the white :)
Anyway - I have the same buzz I had when I first started BJJ way back in the day. I just wanted to come on here and give you guys in the sport HUGE props. I know this site has alot of stupid BJJ vs Judo crap but I never got into all of that. Always considered our sports like brothers.
Now I'm glad to be a part of both :)