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Old 02-18-2011, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it ever too late to start training?

I was thinking about training in BJJ and maybe attending other classes. I am 22 so I don't know what the typical age group is when starting off, will I be put into a group of youngsters?

I would most likely attending Sam Stout's gym in London.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, you won't be that old. That's a fine time to start training.

Unless you want to like beat Roger Gracie someday.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No, you won't be that old. That's a fine time to start training.

Unless you want to like beat Roger Gracie someday.
Don't forget what Penn accomplished in BJJ with only 3 years of training.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To old? If you were 50 and wanted to learn BJJ your not to old. At 22 even giving thought to the fact that you might be too old is ridiculous. Im 22 now and started training 2 years ago, there are only 3 or so guys at my club that are younger than I am.
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Werdum was 21 when he started BJJ.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm 23 and i stated just over 18 months ago.

I'm not gonna lie if you start as an adult with no previous experience in BJJ, like i did, the first year or so will be quite disheartening! I spent my first 12 months either flat on my back or tapping the mat! It's tough but you'll learn so much from doing it - and having a decent defensive guard is pretty much the most important thing to learn!
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lol F you!!!! (jk)
im 31 and started 4 months ago.
GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!! you WILL NOT regret it, trust me
think about it, if i started at your age i would prob be a brown by now, close to black and be schooling everybody muahahahaha, instead im a 1 stripe white getting tapped daily.
btw, adrenline is a FANTASTIC gym, solid for grappling and striking.

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Werdum was 21 when he started BJJ.
What? Are you serious?
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What? Are you serious?
Jacare was 17 when he started aswell.


BJJ is too expensive for a lot of brazilians, its considered a rich mans sport in Brazil. Soccer is much more popular among the lower classes and many MMA fighters like Aldo, Anderson, Jacare and Werdum grew up with those dreams 1st and foremost.
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