Good for you, I guess.
Isn't Oklahoma like one of THE strongest wrestling states in the country? Why play that pretend martial arts shit instead of the real thing? Is it because the "rules" are a lot looser so you can do stuff like choke and kick people, & try to break their arm or shatter their ankle? "Wow, I strangled a dude and didn't get penalized for it, this sport's awesome!" Yeah right! That's really bad-ass, bro. How long before you get a tattoo on your face to really earn your BJJ street cred? Do you have to injure people to feel validated? OK...
Honestly I don't mean to be such a hater. But these junk sports are ways for non-athletic people to become better bullies when you get right down to it. They give you "gi" and color-coded belts to front as legit. Ha. There's almost nothing "jiu jitsu" about BJJ and the "Brazilian" part is just made up. Respect yourself, and thousands of years of martial arts and wrestling tradition, and consider taking up something else.
BUT...if you're into it and it makes you happy...AND you go against the typical and show class and don't do sadistic shit just because you can...I've got your back against the haters then. All else aside you're taking up a combative art, & from my experience that can make you a far better person. The odds of that are shorter in the legit disciplines, though.
If it hadn't been for wrestling, even though I only "competed" in a backyard fed & never had a team to join
, I don't know where I'd be today. Not a Dean's List student with a supervisory job on the side, that's for sure. The toughness and endurance I've picked up from working out with real wrestlers keep me sane dealing with born-again parents who would disown me in a heartbeat if they knew I'm gay. It keeps me on the right track & from getting discouraged. Without it I'd probably be just another hustler on meth in a trailer park. As far as BJJ is concerned, if I'd taken it up I'd probably be in jail for domestic violence or random assault or something like that by now. There's no honor or ethics in fabricated "martial arts," no value system to go along with the sport and discipline the practitioner.
And, homophobic much? (Not that wrestling is much better until people get in good with you - then they're the awesomest allies in the world.) Maybe somebody who endlessly sucks up to straight bros and self-hates for being gay would feel right at home. In which case I wasted a lot of time responding to the OP because that's totally how he rolls through life. According to his pages on this site & Instagram anyways.