Too Old to Start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu has been spreading like wildfire for the past decade. Many people get started when they are done with their high school or college sport and want to move on to their next physical outlet. Others, probably you, consider starting for other reasons.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great martial art for anyone without extreme medical issues. It is particularly effective for smaller, weaker, and older people because of its reliance on leverage and technique.

There are a few things to keep in mind before you get started with BJJ:

  • Save your joints- Wear Knee pads and warm up. Knee pads will save your knees and are often overlooked. Warm ups help prevent joint and muscle injuries.
  • Take it easy- Stay relaxed and work on improving a little bit each day. Don’t rush into things and focus on getting rid of your big holes.
  • Stay basic- Learn your escapes, postion control, and a few techniques from each position. Do yourself a huge favor and master the fundamentals. It will cut your learning curve in half.