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Braulio Estima: “The Real Peak In BJJ Is At 35 Years Old”

Time waits for no man… No, not even for you nor for the other people who love training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, it’s not necessarily the case that your performance has to drop after...

John Danaher Explains How To NOT Get Smashed By Younger Athletes

Are you an older BJJ student? Perhaps you’ve just started out and are wondering how you should go about it. Or maybe you’re someone who has some experience in training already, but are...

How To Compete With Younger Athletes In Jiu-Jitsu? John Danaher Explains

Do you find yourself as an older Jiu-Jitsu student? Perhaps you’ve just begun your journey and have some questions. Or possibly, you have a bit of experience already but aren’t certain...

Tom DeBlass Gives Advice To 30+ Year-Old Men: “Age Isn’t An Excuse To Let Yourself Go”

If you’re around 25 years old or older, then you’re approaching a critical point in your development – both on and off the mats. Especially when it comes to your health. And...

How To Stop Gassing Out On The BJJ Mat as You Get Older

Conditioning is an important part of staying healthy and of continuous, years-long BJJ training practice. But it gets even more important for the jiujiteiro’s wellbeing as the years fly by –...

BJJ Advice For Older & Less Athletic People: Learn To Adapt

Do you consider yourself to be less athletic than you’d like to be… Or that you’re, just maybe, getting a bit older – and that this is hindering your ability on the mats? Age...

Getting (A Bit) Older? Closed Guard & Half Guard Should Be Your Go-To’s

Learning martial arts can be a challenging but fulfilling pursuit regardless of age. Martial arts is great because it can improve your health and is a gateway to becoming more active. Other hobbies...

Elaine Wynn, The Popular “Jiu-Jitsu Grandma”, Promoted To BJJ Purple Belt

Image Credits: TheHighlyRecommended & Elaine Wynn Instagram Elaine Wynn, also known as the “Jiu-Jitsu Grandma“, is 74 years old and has been training BJJ for a long time… And...

3 Super-Effective Omoplata Escapes For Old Guys In BJJ

The Omoplata is often one of those elusive submissions. Your opponents see it coming and try to elude getting submitted by either staying extremely tight with their elbows or by “slipping...

You’re Improving Slower in BJJ as You Get Older – But You Can Fix It

As you get older, you might notice that your BJJ is not quite what it used to be: mainly, that you’re performing the techniques more slowly and that you cannot keep pace as you used to....

Robert Degle: “I Didn’t Become A Full Time Grappler Until I Was 28”

Can you become really good at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu if you start training late? You sure can; but if you want to become a successful competitor, then Robert Degle has some advice – hurry up a...

Stay Healthy On The Mats After 50 – This Is How

So you want to keep training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time… Even after you turn 50? Or maybe you’re already 50+ years old and are wondering how to keep rolling into older age? If...

Elaine Wynn Is 73 Years Old & A BJJ Blue Belt

Elaine Wynn Beiersdoerfer is a 73 year-old woman who trains BJJ 3 times per week at Gracie Barra Pelham (Birmingham, Alabama) – and is a competitive blue belt. She started training when she was...

4 Reasons Why You Should Train BJJ If You’re Over 40 Years Old

If you’re over 40 years old and you’re second-guessing whether you should start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – stop. You should train BJJ and there are no reasons why you shouldn’t sign up...

Tom DeBlass: “A Couple Times Training A Week Is More Than Enough”

So you’ve started training later in life and you’re not a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete… But you want to train almost as if you were one. And the reason? It’s...

These 3 Tips For Grappling After 30 Work Wonders

Are you a 30 year-old BJJ practitioner? Or are you a bit older than that… Or just a tad younger? Be it as it may, you’re around 30 years old and you’re in love with Jiu-Jitsu and...

Are You An Older BJJ Student? Start With These 3 Fundamental Concepts

Are you an older BJJ student? Perhaps you’ve just started out and are wondering how you should go about it. Or maybe you’re someone who has some experience in training already, but are...

Roberto Aguilar, 76 Years Old, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Romulo Barral

You know what they say: it’s never too late to become who you’re meant to be. And it’s never too late to start doing what you love; so, if you haven’t started training...

How To Deal With Getting Older In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art for everyone; young and old, male and female, newcomers and those who are just coming back after a long hiatus. And it will remain that way as long as there are...

It’s Never Too Late For BJJ: Betty Broadhurst Earns Black Belt at 65 Years Old

It’s been a big day for Betty Broadhurst this last weekend. She started her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey 11 years ago, back when she was 54 years old; and now – after competing at and...

Fabio Gurgel: “Never Stop Training, No Matter How Hard It Gets”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is never easy. Even though you may enjoy it a lot, rolling will, for the most part, stay challenging; making you improve both physically and mentally. However, as you...

Pans 2021 Masters: Xande Ribeiro, Igor Gracie, & Others Take The Gold

The IBJJF Pans 2021 finished on September 5, thus bringing to an end one of the most important tournaments in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Through it, the masters division has displayed some extremely...

How To Safely Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In Your 50’s And Onward

Regardless of how old you may be, the love for Jiu Jitsu will follow you for as long as you’re alive. The way it makes you feel better about yourself, and the smile it puts on your face…...

Here’s Why It’s Good That You Started Training BJJ Later In Life

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. As Jiu Jitsu athletes, we often look so avidly at our younger training partners who are so much better than us; and that will, when they reach...