If you’re an older guy in your BJJ gym (30+ years old) do you get discouraged because the younger people in your gym are able to get good so fast?
Our friend Nelson sent in a question regarding this situation.
Basically he is training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and getting bummed out because the younger grapplers in his gym are getting good so fast.
He’s also bummed by the fact that he will never be a world champion competitor.
He’s to the point where he’s wondering. . . “is it even worth it?”
In this video I talk about a couple of the differences I see between olders and younger grapplers.
I compare them both from my experience as a younger guy who started Brazilian Jiujitsu. But also as a coach who sees the struggles of my older students.
When you watch the video, I hope you take away the idea that you don’t want to judge yourself and your experience solely based upon the experiences.
As I talk about in the video. If I was focused on just being the best competitor only and got discouraged because I’m not the best. I would have missed my own unique experiences.
I hope the video is helpful if you’re an older person in BJJ and struggling with a similar situation.
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