Yesterday night I went to my first Judo class that a couple of you recommended to me on my first thread. I arrived to the class 30 mins prior to start, as instructed to sign up. I paid my dues, and was given my Gi. I was not instructed how to properly tie my belt on (white). When I go into the training area, the section had already begun warm ups. One of the other students (blue belt) saw me struggling to get the belt on properly. He came off to the side and started helping me. He told me that it was confusing to do it for someone other then himself, so he was like just tie it off. I did. The warm ups consisted of Cart wheels, forward and back rolls, and breakfalls. I nailed the cart wheels surprisingly and was conditioned for the rolls possible because of my military background. The breakfalls on the other hand were new. From research on this forum, it seemed like this would've been the first thing drilled into me. This class consisted of 3 white belts (including myself), 1 blue, 3 brown, and 4 black belts. 2 of which are the instructors. One of the instructors saw I was never taught this before being as how he just signed me up 15 minutes prior and showed me 1 back and sidefall. We then moved on with instruction. The first thing he went over was an arm bar. I have 4 months muay thai and bjj training from around 5 years ago. I was also certified in level 1 army combatives. Regardless, this stuff was a bit rusty. Upon doing 1 arm bar on the junior instructor, we moved right into some type of triangle choke. The head Sensei seemed to care very little he had someone who wasn't instructed on anything in this class, and the other instructor would just go along with whatever the head sensei jumped to and would show me it once and then walk away. This continued for the first 30 minutes of class. I pretty much just walked over to the blue belt who helped previously and stood by him. The class then watched a Randori (sp?). The mock match where there is referee. After that, he had all the blues, browns, and black belts duke it out in the ring. It seemed fun, and the guys seemed to know what they were doing. However, after this was over they wanted us to practice this certain throw. I again, not knowing what the hell I was doing paired myself up with this blue belt. He showed me the concept of what we were doing, but it took some time as I figured it would. The junior instructor came by once, corrected something, and then walked off again. As soon as we did that, the class was told to do what I was called rolling. Starting from the knees and going 60 percent power. I was familiar with this from my MMA training. During the course of this, I was kind of man handling the blue belt, I have him by about 15 lbs and he is a tad younger and weaker. All of sudden, I am told I did a penalty because I extended my legs while I had him in my guard. I was taught to which the person in your guard around using your legs to keep them off balance. Apparently, that's a foul in the sport. I just drove on. After that, it seemed kind of a free for all, and I asked the blue belt what he thinks I should work on first. He taught me the "using the wheel concept" where to you use your grip on the opponents Gi to pull and push them off balance. He quickly showed me this sweep drill, where you side step with your partner and on a certain timing sweep his legs out. After about 5 minutes of that, the head sensei called us all back to the side of the training area. We bowed, and that was the end of my first class. Now, I understand I am supposed to be feeling very overwhelmed because I was just introduced to my first judo sport class I guess, but I am really lost in the sauce. I asked the blue belt in the changing room if I am supposed to be this lost. He told me that he had been coming here for a year now, and that it was a competitive gym. He said they don't really have a newbie training program, but that I will pick it up eventually. I think I am psyching myself out about what I envisioned my first couple of classes to go like, and just need to know if this is the norm for most of you. I feel like I was tossed out in the water and it is sink or swim. This is not an odd feeling for me because I am still active duty Army, and this is usually every day of my life. Again, any input from you guys is most valued. Thanks.