Im not going to competitions but just wanna have a good striking/grappling experience. If they will let me join competitions, why not? But its not my main reason.
Am I too old to learn and cant compete with younger guys or just go?
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I supervise sparring classes with dudes in their 50's whooping the asses of guys in their twenties! Absolutely love seeing up themself twenty-somethings thinking they're what's-what then getting their ass handed to them by guys old enough to be their dad. Lets just say the "supervising" slips a little when that happens
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to echo what's been said - no, you're not too old.
Skill in bjj goes pretty far when it comes to age vs youth. If you have decent cardio and work it like a chess match rather than checkers, you'll do well.
Striking you may not be as quick as some of the younger guys, but that's not to say you won't be able to hold your own at the very least.
Also with grappling tournaments, you'll have the option of competing by age group as well as weight class if you like.
that all being said, just go in and enjoy the new hobby...if you get a chance to compete that's just the cherry on top."Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"
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08-17-2011, 01:41 PM #13
Age is mostly in the head
ok, body will notice years over time, but nothing to worry about. In fact, you can easily compensate 'age' with discipline in and out of the gym and with more strength - most guys that I know are stronger in thirties than twenties. Stamina is maybe lower, but as someone already said - discipline and you will do fine
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31 aint even old :/ Maybe if your 60-70 might be alittle old to start Muay thai lol~Barefooters Crew~
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Just to chime in on what everyone else is saying. I'm almost 31, and I'm in better shape than most people I meet who are 20-30. I know this adage is used constantly, but "Age is just a number". Go train, and have a great time doing it! I'm warning you though, it's very addicting Goodluck!!TEAM DIABLO
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01-12-2012, 12:22 AM #18
ju-jistzu is more about technique, maui thai is very taxing, but you will be able to get the hang of either of them eventually, in fact the place where I train maui thai, there is a bloke who is, get this....57! he's a nut case, just keeps going and going, he's fitter than most of the guys there, ( except the experienced fighters ).
have a go at both, you will love how much there is to learn!
01-12-2012, 02:34 PM #19
you're never too old. 31 not that old. you start losing testosterone as early as your late twenties, so I mean, as long as your not competing against twenty two year olds. it will give you a good advantage in bar fights, which is what really matters. MMA being primarily a sport for homosexuals.motorcycle > existence
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I just started at 34 and honestly I couldn't care less if I compete or not right now. I'm just in it to have fun and fun it is. I'm having the time of my life. Although learning how to hold my ground if the need should ever arise is pretty nice as well."When you fall into a pit, you either die or get out."
03-27-2012, 06:32 PM #22
I'd agree with what others have said. Muay Thai may be a lot harder to do at that age (depending on your fitness, you might be an ex-Seal for all I know and be like Sam Fisher haha) but it's still possible, you just have to train hard, eat smart and rest well.The air is thick with stupid in this thread. - MrGoodcat
05-01-2012, 06:37 PM #23
Just a note bro...I am 31 this summer and I will be starting kickboxing soon and BJJ in the fall. I feel the same way about competitions. I don't plan on doing any and don't really care but if the opportunity is there and I am doing decent I would have no problem giving it ago. I wouldn't let age be an issue. It's all about conditioning. I am in far better shape now then virtually every early 20's person I know (outside of a few college athletes). Experience and discipline goes along way. Anyways, just wanted to get in here to say go for it and you're not the only one bro.
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08-23-2012, 03:42 PM #27Mirin'triceps peak? Thanks westside barbell.
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The best triathlete in the world is 40
there is someone well into his 40's famous for running ultramarathons.
There are successful strongmen into their 40's
Several good mma guys didnt start till late. Dan Cormier, couture, henderson. One of the best boxers on the planet is nearing 50 (it is a deeper sport) Bernard hopkins.
Competing into older age is more about taking care of yourself. Most athletes peak in their mid 30's
The people who age fast are usually the ones who start very young or have harsh lifestyles outside of the gym.Mirin'triceps peak? Thanks westside barbell.
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