Just curious....What's the age of the oldest person traing at your academy?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by pattyb, May 21, 2008.

  1. pattyb

    pattyb White Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just started and I seem to be the oldest student (low 40's). Thanks
     
  2. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Messages:
    16,224
    Likes Received:
    1,291
    we got a couple of low 40's in my club.
    But they were training other MA before
     
  3. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Messages:
    4,403
    Likes Received:
    1,576
    Location:
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    We have a couple of guys in their fifties, about 6 in their forties, a lot in their late thirties.

    I'm 41. And as you can clearly see in my sig; I am still going strong...

    Helio is in his mid nineties. I think it's possible to do this sport for a long time.

    If you're lucky it can be like a second childhood.
     
  4. Reveen

    Reveen Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    152
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Theres a 59 year old where I train and he's probably the fittest person there.
     
  5. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    7,846
    Likes Received:
    104
    Location:
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    I have a guy here at my school that is 75 now, and did not even start training until he was over 70. He's also in astounding shape, and even still does competition! Bob is a 4 stripe blue belt now.


    Though I recently heard an academy on eastern Long Island signed up a 91 year old man! I would say he's probably the oldest to start training.
     
  6. pattyb

    pattyb White Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0

    This is very encouraging. And here I was thinking I was maybe the oldest. LOL!

    Thanks for posting your experiences guys. ;)
     
  7. SilenceKit

    SilenceKit Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Scottsdale/New Orleans/Chicago/Memphis
    I'm 40. There's a 41 y/o bluebelt and and 56 y/o whitebelt in my school.
     
  8. Technomad

    Technomad White Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    our oldest I think is mid to early fifties, but there are a fair number of fourty five plus guys there. needless to say they are all in excellent shape
     
  9. PhillyD45

    PhillyD45 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    498
    Likes Received:
    1
    40's HAHAHAHAHA! The oldest guy I train with is 65 soon to be 66. I have never tapped him (I'm 34 and not a bad grappler at all). He has been wrestling since he was in grade school and has never stopped. He has FREAKY core strength and a chip on his shoulder. He truley enjoys inflicting pain.

    He reminds me of Yoda in "Attack of the Clones". He comes in hobbling and such then all of a sudden he is bouncing off the F*ckin' walls.

    He is the cross-face, neck crank KING!

    Heck, my instructor is 55. He is a college wrestling champ. I've never tapped him either.

    I've tapped tons of guys including a 300+ lbs. undefeated pro fighter, a 189 undefeated pro fighter, a 168 lbs. pro fighter, and the only BJJ guys I've ever faced (2 blues and a purple) and I CAN NOT tap these two old S.O.B.s

    I got to admit it is driving me crazy
     
  10. VeganMike

    VeganMike White Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ojai, CA
    my teachers are around 40-50.

    everyone else is at the oldest 18.
     
  11. judogido

    judogido Aussie!, Aussie!, Aussie! ...

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    3,741
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Down Under
    I feel like the oldest ... does that count?
     
  12. blanko

    blanko Guest

    50 year old black belt.. and he rips everyone a new asshole
     
  13. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    7,846
    Likes Received:
    104
    Location:
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    is his name Todd???
     
  14. whipyourasstyle

    whipyourasstyle Exitus acta probat

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2003
    Messages:
    2,516
    Likes Received:
    1
    Two old geezers in their late 50's early 60's both were old school judo bad asses before they switched to BJJ. Both are brown belts in BJJ and both have the grip of 600 lbs bears.

    And you do not want to meet either of them on a dark street corner 'cause they are straight up old school tough guys.
     
  15. DaDiazBros**

    DaDiazBros** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    5,478
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    In Boxxy's shorts!
    I like the 600 pound bear analogy lol.
     
  16. hayliks

    hayliks Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2002
    Messages:
    9,664
    Likes Received:
    4
    I've trained with guys in their 60's.
     
  17. BCarr

    BCarr Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I am almost 34 and the oldest at my club, but there is another guy who is 34 there. That's about it for us.

    I liked that Yoda analogy....I always come hobbling in, get stretched out, knee wrapped up, then it's time to go. Though my coach uses the Terminator analogy....he refers to me as the T800 and our pro fighter buddy who looks like a younger version of me as the T1000.
     
  18. son_goku

    son_goku Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mankato, Minnesota
    Early 30 something... We've had guys that were 50+ come to our classes, but they lasted 2+3 classes before they dropped out....

    Funniest part is that our most senior member are women... Rock on ladies!
     
  19. Jiu-Jitsu Cop

    Jiu-Jitsu Cop Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,418
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    In Socal.
    I am 43 and I still compete.
     
  20. Zel

    Zel Green Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Shanghai PRC
    Blue belt in our gym is around mid 60's , and he is as strong as an ox. He was in the judo national team before, and he coached for them too.

    When he grips you, you can feel his hand strenght and grip is just something else.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.