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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Pangi, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. Pangi

    Pangi Green Belt

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    He guys looking for honest opinions but is 27 too old to start training bjj/wrestling to transition to mma . I have bout 5 years of Muay Thai/k1 style training / fights . Thoughts please ?
     
  2. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Winter Orchid Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    You have come to the right place.

    We are all fat and think we know everything.

    Surely you will find here the wisdom you desire.
     
  3. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    well, you can get pretty damn good in 3 years of hard grappling training, specially if you are a good natural athlete...
     
  4. Pangi

    Pangi Green Belt

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    Haha I like your style honest yea a hint of sarcasm lol
     
  5. kashmir

    kashmir #1 bullshit belt

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    You are never too old for limb loss or brain damage. Go for it.
     
  6. Dayman1984

    Dayman1984 Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    No. 27 is not too old for the transition IMO. But then again, I don't know shit.
     
  7. Chinaboxer

    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    i didn't start BJJ until i was 40, so i don't think you have anything to worry about. since you already have some knowledge of how your body works, you should have no problem learning and developing quickly. good luck and have fun on your martial arts journey!
     
  8. Dirty Holt

    Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    Are you looking for an excuse to not start or a reason to start? Either way, I am sure you will find one regardless of the advice.
     
  9. FinBJJ

    FinBJJ Black Belt

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    Too old for what? What would you like to achieve?
     
  10. Bebop

    Bebop Brown Belt

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    are you trying to become a world champion? probably too old. are you trying to just learn? unless you have physical disabilities that prevent you from training, no.
     
  11. Chr9is

    Chr9is Blue Belt

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    Not at all, particularly if you have an athletic base (which you definitely do).

    It's never too late, so long as you are realistic about your expectations. That being said unrealistic expectations can be a good motivator to improve :icon_chee
     
  12. Toothless King

    Toothless King Brown Belt

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    Ranam Aman (sp? ) under Cobrina LA. Ranam started BJJ when he was 31, he's 36 now. He won the Worlds in the adult brown belt division
     
  13. Pangi

    Pangi Green Belt

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    Not looking for an excuse in anyway I've just seen a lot people state that ideal age is early 20's to start . Looking for opinions that's all .
     
  14. Pangi

    Pangi Green Belt

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    Well ithink everyone's main goal would be to become a world champion . Idk if I have a natural athletic ability but iam an extremly quick learner and a highly motivated person. 4 months after I entered thai boxing training I was in the ring for my first fight for example .
     
  15. vcmmafan

    vcmmafan Black Belt

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    27 is pretty young as far as injury risk goes. I would imagine you won't start to decline for another 3-4 years. If you were training BJJ vocationally I don't see why you can't get to a relatively high level in that time frame. It's been done. If you plan on becoming an MMA champion you're probably too old lol but human will-power can get stuff done.
     
  16. berimBOWLoh

    berimBOWLoh Silver Belt

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    you're never too young to die or too old to live.
     
  17. Gambledub

    Gambledub Brown Belt

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    According to Wikipedia Travis Browne began training BJJ and boxing at 26 with no prior martial arts experience. Wasn't his last fight a title shot eliminator? It's rare but it can happen. Only one way to find out if you can do it.
     
  18. tapasaurus

    tapasaurus White Belt

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    Damn. The doctor is in. Game bucket.
     
  19. 560ti

    560ti Brown Belt

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    It might be too old to start for like UFC level MMA but you can still be successful.

    You can spend ages 30-35 racking up 10-15 MMA fights and maybe get into a tier 2 fight promotion (sounds good to me)
     
  20. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    "No, too old, hmmph, he is too old to start the training..."

    or not?
     

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