Thanks again to all of the terrific responses. They put me a lot more at ease.
One more thing I like about the gym is that when a new kid signs up, he'll spend three sessions one-on-one with the kid to get him up to speed on falls and stuff before throwing him in with the rest of the class.
I'll have to go watch a class this week...
Defecato, ergo sum.
Leading the Thiago Silva bandwagon