can a mid 40s person start bjj?

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Super Dave

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What are your intentions of training?

You can be a hobbyist and take it easy without getting seriously hurt, imo. Stay away from the maniacs.

There’s more experienced opinions on here.
 

Splinty

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Yes but you need to find the right school.
Focus on flow rolling even though people whine about the term.
Slow, stop fighting, and focus on technique usually. Add intensity and fighting for position later and not all the time.
 

SC MMA MD

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You can, but injury is always a possibility. I am 47, and have been training BJJ for 12 years and still have been struggling with injuries recently.
Getting old has its drawbacks.
If you find the right school, you should be fine. Most schools have a number of older students, and people starting BJJ in their 50’s and beyond is not that unusual.
 

Jesus X

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can a mid 40s person start bjj?

without worry of major injury
Fuck no. You will have at least one minor to major knee,shoulder or neck injury. I have injured eveything from my feet to my skull even on a small level. There is also the risk of staph which could kill you in your mid 40s.
 

Poiupoiu

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Fuck no. You will have at least one minor to major knee,shoulder or neck injury. I have injured eveything from my feet to my skull even on a small level. There is also the risk of staph which could kill you in your mid 40s.
this is what my mind says

a guy i know that shares mma is trying to get me to go
 

gentlemanscombatives

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Fuck no. You will have at least one minor to major knee,shoulder or neck injury. I have injured eveything from my feet to my skull even on a small level. There is also the risk of staph which could kill you in your mid 40s.
where the fuck are you training? I've been going for 8 years and the worst thing i've had is a grade 1 ligament tear in my elbow and I got that in a competition
 
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Fuck no. You will have at least one minor to major knee,shoulder or neck injury. I have injured eveything from my feet to my skull even on a small level. There is also the risk of staph which could kill you in your mid 40s.
This has been my experience. A easy day is bruises and a few random pains

I fucking love it
 

Rambo John J

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This has been my experience. A easy day is bruises and a few random pains

I fucking love it
Good to hear this

Poiupoiu @Poiupoiu it can be done, just don't try to do too much at once if your worried about injury...do you have previous injury history?

They got BJJ gyms there near you?
 
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