Most definitely man. I started when I was 15 years old, but took a break after training for 2 years when I was 17. I had a lot of drug problems and got into a lot of trouble so found no time for MMA as I was trying to get my life back on track. I am 19 now and currently interested in training again, but I no longer live anywhere near my old trainer, who is really the only person I want to learn from or fight for. I wasted a great opportunity and he told me I had a lot of potential as well, so make sure you stick with it, because the road back to it is VERY TOUGH. You are plenty young to start though man. Good luck!