Versus Grappling Tournaments for 2015 / I am old/young – is BJJ right for me?
The stereotype of BJJ is that it is a sport for older teenagers or people in their 20s, but this is not necessarily the case. Our main classes are attended by people as young as 16 through to those that are in their 50s. The late Helio Gracie, who was one of the co-founders of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, was still training and even teaching the art when he was 95 years old. Check out this article if you would like to learn more about the Gracie family and the evolution of BJJ.
The beauty of BJJ is that it is a very versatile system, and there are many different techniques that you can employ. A young, flexible and fast person’s way of “rolling” (this is the term used to describe sparring in the sport) may be very different to the way that a person who is less flexible or slower may roll. As you learn the sport you will find moves, positions and submissions that suit your size and body type.
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