You’re Never Too Old to Start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The man in the featured picture above is Christopher Wienandt. He was 60 years old when he competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

“Get out there. It’ll be hard at first – harder than you could ever imagine – but it’s worth the effort. You’ll be healthier, you’ll feel better about yourself, and you’ll be part of a community of some of the greatest people in the world.”

Chris Wienandt, did BJJ at 60yo

I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at 36 years old
Michael is 52
Stu is 38
Midlife BJJ is 40
Insignificant Thought is 42
APJ is 50
John is 61
Sheldonlund is 50
WansteadRoy is 49

I wish I had started it sooner but I started it right when I need to. A lot of the people that go to our fundamentals class are men in their 40s and 50s which I love to see. There also is an older lady who has either four stripes or is a blue belt I can’t remember. It’s great to see people of all ages out on the mats learning the martial art and bettering themselves.

Here is an Interview with Chris Wienandt “Competitor Spotlight: Christopher Wienandt” by BJJ Classic.

“This picture is of my old friend Christopher Wienandt, my former teammate. Unfortunately he passed away a few years ago. A wonderful man and inspiration to many.”

tweet from Brad Springfield (seen below)

Thanks for the inspiration, Chris, to your spirit wherever you are.

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