Well, Sort of. I've already had three classes and I gotta say, I like it . I took it to compliment my Muay Thai and have some understanding of grappling. Mostly so I wouldn't have to immediatly resort to kicks and elbows if I ever need to defend myself, especialy against a person I really don't want to really hurt (thought about taking Aikido for this, but seemed like it wouldn't go well with my Muay Thai). The only thing I was worried about was falling, which I'm not a big fan of. I never knew how much work it takes to fall correctly until my first judo class . Ground grappling is also much tougher than it seems, especialy against people who have been at the dojo for awhile. I try and topple them over by strength alone, but most of the time they just pull my gi and throw me off balance. I did manage to topple over an instructor by surprise and apply a choke, but I didn't last on top of for long. Plus, I injured my right rib while trying to reverse a ( I think) "Shiho gatemi," which is a pin where you hold the opponents head with one arm and his/her arm witht he other. Needless to say, that made falling even more painful. Nevertheless, I'm enjoying Judo alot and hope to someday be the thrower instead of the person being thrown !