Being on the wrong side of 40 sucks if you want to train BJJ. I know from experience that the game changes significantly once you cross this line.
After every training session you limp off the mat in search of Ibuprofen. Hard training leaves you completely destroyed and recuperation takes much longer. Injuries become more frequent and start to add up.
You’re trying to keep up with young studs who do nothing but train all day, but your body can no longer do what it used to do.
Muscles are weaker, joints are tighter, bones are more brittle, you get tired faster and it takes forever to recover.
So what to do? Pack it all in? Burn your gi? Book your ride to the glue factory?
No!!! You can still train. You can still wreck those younger grapplers. All you need is a new approach.
The truth is that after age 40 you need to use different techniques, apply different strategies, and implement different training methods.
BJJ for Old F***s is your guide to surviving and thriving in BJJ after age 40.
This instructional focuses on the guard position. It includes the concepts, techniques, combinations, strategies and drills you need as an older grappler to hold your own against – and even dominate – younger, more athletic opponents.
Every technique BJJ for Old F***s is chosen to work to be as low risk and high reward as possible because we know that if you’re injured you can’t train.
This instructional gives you the very best shortcuts gleaned from 55 years of jiu-jitsu training (and 70 years of martial arts training) by the two authors combined.