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 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.