Hi! My name is Julian, and I'm 16 years old. Today I just took my first real BJJ class! I have probably taken about 5 classes before, but those were 'teens' classes, and I simply feel that the adults class I took just a few hours ago was the real first step. I'm sorry if the more experienced BJJ practitioners are growing tired of hearing beginners get all excited about starting, but I am just in need of some help. I used to come into my 'teens BJJ' class acting like a bit of a hotshot - I'm not a bad kid; I am extremely respectful to all around me (I think!), I just feel strange because now that I'm in a class filled with even more white belts, green belts, blue belts, and even a few purple belts! I am not that great anymore; In fact, I am at the very bottom of the ladder. I have a long way to go, but I know I can do it, I love this sport! I am collecting advice I have received from people and other resources. This is what I so far: Go to class consistently. Tap often. Set goals. ENJOY THE JOURNEY! When sparring, have a fight plan. Fight with good posture. STRETCH! Take risks and attack! Do you agree with these tips? Are there any you could add? Thank you for the help!