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Elaine Wynn, also known as the “Jiu-Jitsu Grandma“, is 74 years old and has been training BJJ for a long time… And last Monday, she was promoted to the rank of a BJJ purple belt!
Wynn shared the awesome news via social media:
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Wynn started training when she was 69 years old. In an interview with “Mat Made“, she explained that she doesn’t keep training BJJ just because of the fun she has… But also because of the tremendous health benefits:
The benefits at my age are really good. Because, the bone density – especially for someone my size – is a really big deal. And I have osteoporosis, but the last time the doctors x-rayed my shoulder, they were like: “Man, your bones look great!”
The hips are a lot stronger, plus building muscle at my age is hard.
With that said, she enjoys Jiu-Jitsu also because it gives her an opportunity to keep learning something new every day:
You know, you have to have a certain mindset to do Jiu-Jitsu. You have to like physical contact in that fighting part… And I don’t think that the Lord expects us to just coast through the last years of our lives – you need to get up and do something.
Find something fun to do, something new to learn. I think that’s really important to do and at my age, in my 70s, learning something new week… How many people get to do that?
I’ve got 3 days per week, sometimes 4, when I’m learning something new. And I’m not only learning it in my head, but I’m also learning it physically.