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I signed up for a trial this week, took two classes of BJJ and the package also has HIIT, boxing, takedowns and kickboxing classes. I just enrolled and bought a gi, I have my sparring gear from doing Krav. just hope my bad knee can keep up other than that I’m sold.

P.S. any advice besides ice wrap for bad knees? (Shitty meniscus, surgery when I was 17 left it pretty weak, unstable and easily swollen in general)
Good for you! You'll enjoy it. My advice (I don't know how old you are) would be to make sure you get a good warm up in prior to class starting. Get stretched, get your muscles warm prior to you getting suffocated and crushed.

Ive been looking into collagen supplements lately. Alot of guys at my gym do CBD oil, also, and swear by it for their knees
 

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Good for you! You'll enjoy it. My advice (I don't know how old you are) would be to make sure you get a good warm up in prior to class starting. Get stretched, get your muscles warm prior to you getting suffocated and crushed.

Ive been looking into collagen supplements lately. Alot of guys at my gym do CBD oil, also, and swear by it for their knees
I hear CBD also protects the brain and lessons chance of CTE
 

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jits may have saved my life, had a street fight and managed to defend myself, had I not had a million fights in the gym I can't imagine things would turn out to well for me.
 

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I wonder if that Krav Maga would serve you well for BJJ. Let me know how it goes.

I have another tournament early March. Not entirely ready yet, but I'll probably never be.
I was hoping it would, I was playing in my mind we do this high five thing to say "go" and I was thinking how I could turn that into an explosive pull/lock to bring them down before they knew what truck hit them xD but again that was just me imagining stuff.

Good for you! You'll enjoy it. My advice (I don't know how old you are) would be to make sure you get a good warm up in prior to class starting. Get stretched, get your muscles warm prior to you getting suffocated and crushed.

Ive been looking into collagen supplements lately. Alot of guys at my gym do CBD oil, also, and swear by it for their knees
I'm 30, my left knee had an arthoscopy when I was 17 (meniscus tears from Volleyball) and after a few years I'm sure I got more tears on whatever I had left so it gets sore easily. The winter isn't helping either. I'm coming back from a 6 month or so lazy period in which I didn't work out at all so I'm taking it super easy because I'm stiff and out of shape like MF. I did notice that, especially with the Gi as you start to sweat and be hot all my joints are way more cooperative, and I've started putting collagen powder in my first water bottle of the morning (had it sitting forever and never consistently use it) and I think it may be having a good effect too (it's my first week so far). I also ordered a knee wrap that holds gel packs for hot/icing from Amazon to ice it when I get home. We'll see where I'm at with all that in some time if I am consistent.
 

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I want to research more about CBD. All the 30-40 year old guys in my gym discuss it, but I don't know enough about it yet to add my two cents.
I heard the above from an interview of an ex-pro footballer who owns an interest in a CBD place.

I want to try it, too. Another anecdotal thing I heard was when a friend about my age and a tri-athlete used CBD once and his feet quit bugging him on long runs. I just gotta buy to try it and don't want to get ripped off.
 

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I have another tournament early March. Not entirely ready yet, but I'll probably never be.
Got 3th place in my categorie but it was BRUTAL. Competing is so much tougher than fights in training and it's why I recommend everybody.

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Got 3th place in my categorie but it was BRUTAL. Competing is so much tougher than fights in training and it's why I recommend everybody.

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Got my next competition coming up soon.

NO GI.

Last time i competed with a fat pad impingement and managed to still get one win, hopefully i do alot better this time.

I will post pics of how i went, maybe some video....but only if i do some impressive shit.

:p
 

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Got 3th place in my categorie but it was BRUTAL. Competing is so much tougher than fights in training and it's why I recommend everybody.
I know I need to compete eventually, but my 60 year old one stripe white belt a$$ really questions the wisdom of getting out there and risking running into an ego-fueled overly competitive dude half my age. I'm sure that there will not be any other competitors in my age bracket.
 

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I know I need to compete eventually, but my 60 year old one stripe white belt a$$ really questions the wisdom of getting out there and risking running into an ego-fueled overly competitive dude half my age. I'm sure that there will not be any other competitors in my age bracket.
Just do it.

YOLO.

Heaps of you old bastard's compete at my gym :p

Yoga for pain relief is key.

I subscribed to this yoga for bjj thing above, but you don't need to plenty of good yoga stuff on YouTube.
 

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Just do it.

YOLO.

Heaps of you old bastard's compete at my gym :p

Yoga for pain relief is key.

I subscribed to this yoga for bjj thing above, but you don't need to plenty of good yoga stuff on YouTube.

Already taking a 1 hour yoga class twice per week. It almost feels like wasting time that I could be working or working out, but damned if it doesn't make my whole body feel great all day.
 

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wow just found this thread. Been training for just over 10 years. Still train 3-4 times a week including teaching once a week. Got my BB from Demian Maia in June 2018.

Fun fact: Both times my wife went into labor I was in training and had to rush home after the 25+ missed calls.
 
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wow just found this thread. Been training for just over 10 years. Still train 3-4 times a week including teaching once a week. Got my BB from Demian Maia in June 2018.

Fun fact: Both times my wife went into labor I was in training and had to rush home after the 25+ missed calls.
That's an impressive bjj resume!
 

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I'm a blue belt in BJJ and have my blue belt in Judo too. Both are great martial arts and compliment each other immensely. Too many BJJ practitioners have zero stand up grappling skills which is F*cking stupid imo. Anyway, I got caught in a kimura with a tough brown belt in Dublin and tore my labrum in my left shoulder and haven't recovered since. That was about 6 months ago. I have tonnes of injuries from playing rugby most my life so I struggle with training a bit. I'm only 24 too lol. Great martial art all the same and I'd recommend it to anyone interested. There's tonnes to be gained from it!
 
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I'm a blue belt in BJJ and have my blue belt in Judo too. Both are great martial arts and compliment each other immensely. Too many BJJ practitioners have zero stand up grappling skills which is F*cking stupid imo. Anyway, I got caught in a kimura with a tough brown belt in Dublin and tore my labrum in my left shoulder and haven't recovered since. That was about 6 months ago. I have tonnes of injuries from playing rugby most my life so I struggle with training a bit. I'm only 24 too lol. Great martial art all the same and I'd recommend it to anyone interested. There's tonnes to be gained from it!
Ive discovered, as a former basketball player and someone now training in bjj and muay thai at 46, that my body heals/works better when I'm active, which at first seemed counterintuitive. When I have a layoff like this, and then eventually return, I get so many more aches and pains and strains than when when I'm training three days a week for three hours each. I truly believe our bodies are meant to be worn out, not rusted out.
 

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Ive discovered, as a former basketball player and someone now training in bjj and muay thai at 46, that my body heals/works better when I'm active, which at first seemed counterintuitive. When I have a layoff like this, and then eventually return, I get so many more aches and pains and strains than when when I'm training three days a week for three hours each. I truly believe our bodies are meant to be worn out, not rusted out.
I hope you are right. I am a 60 year old white belt currently experimenting with 4x per week training BJJ for one hour. So far so good.
 

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Ive discovered, as a former basketball player and someone now training in bjj and muay thai at 46, that my body heals/works better when I'm active, which at first seemed counterintuitive. When I have a layoff like this, and then eventually return, I get so many more aches and pains and strains than when when I'm training three days a week for three hours each. I truly believe our bodies are meant to be worn out, not rusted out.
Forgot to mention spider guard is great for tall people too! That's definitely an interesting outlook on it, it's some I would definitely be interested in trying out (although I can't for a while cos of covid). Honestly though, I'm not optimistic, both my shoulders are screwed and my left knee is beginning to buckle too
 
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I hope you are right. I am a 60 year old white belt currently experimenting with 4x per week training BJJ for one hour. So far so good.
Awesome that you are training starting at 60! To me that is so much tougher than anyone outside of bjj understands. Stick with it! Just be smart-stretch, roll with non-spazzes, and know your limits to live to fight another day!
 

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Forgot to mention spider guard is great for tall people too! That's definitely an interesting outlook on it, it's some I would definitely be interested in trying out (although I can't for a while cos of covid). Honestly though, I'm not optimistic, both my shoulders are screwed and my left knee is beginning to buckle too
I also went mad crazy at the start, like a lot of white belts do, I was training 6 times a week of bjj and 3 judo training sessions, my body couldn't keep up and everything seemed to fall apart after about 8 months. I got my blue belt pretty quick though, but I wouldn't recommend my strategy to other white belts
 
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Forgot to mention spider guard is great for tall people too! That's definitely an interesting outlook on it, it's some I would definitely be interested in trying out (although I can't for a while cos of covid). Honestly though, I'm not optimistic, both my shoulders are screwed and my left knee is beginning to buckle too
I hate getting stuck in spider! lol I'm working on de la riva first
 

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I hate getting stuck in spider! lol I'm working on de la riva first
For a 5'9 guy getting stuck in spider with a 6'5 guy is a nightmare! De la riva is a nice attack, when fighting off my back I mostly try to get into X guard. I'm definitely a guy who likes to stay on top though and put on lots of pressure
 

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Awesome that you are training starting at 60! To me that is so much tougher than anyone outside of bjj understands. Stick with it! Just be smart-stretch, roll with non-spazzes, and know your limits to live to fight another day!
Here is one of my favorite quotes, one which applies perfectly for my BJJ situation and for this message board:

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now .

I do a little bit of yoga to keep from getting too tight, and do my own warmups in the gym. My team is a pretty tight group, no big egos. I make it clear that I am not interested in an all out war when I roll. Going from 2x per week to 4x per week has tremendously accelerated my learning curve.
 

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Here is one of my favorite quotes, one which applies perfectly for my BJJ situation and for this message board:

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now .

I do a little bit of yoga to keep from getting too tight, and do my own warmups in the gym. My team is a pretty tight group, no big egos. I make it clear that I am not interested in an all out war when I roll. Going from 2x per week to 4x per week has tremendously accelerated my learning curve.
Yoga is a game changer for bjj performance.
 

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Yoga is a game changer for bjj performance.
Agreed. I was surprised at how much difference it makes for me. After a 1 hour yoga class I walk around all day thinking "Man, this feels good."

I resisted trying it because I don't particularly align with the yoga crowd and the hippy dippy yoga culture. But after reading enthusiastic endorsements from many BJJ practitioners I got onboard.
 

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