Here Are 37 Senior Grapplers Proving That You’re Never Too Old To Start Jiu-Jitsu

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A few weeks ago, we asked our readers over the age of 60 to send us their photos to inspire other grapplers (both young and old) in their BJJ journeys. The submissions came in, and now, we’re delighted to share with you some of jiu-jitsu’s older practitioners who prove that age is really nothing but a number.

1. Chuck Majewski, 62
Blue belt, training for 2.5 years

2. Jerome McBride, 64
Blue belt, training for 3.5 years

3. Robert Morian, 63
Blue belt, training for 15 months

4. Ralph Thomley, 63
Blue belt, training for 2.5 years

Photo Credit: Mike Jackson/ Mike The Truth

5. “Chevy Man,” 67
White belt, training for 5 years

6. Dave Brown, 60
Purple belt, training for 3.5 years

7. Norman Fulton, 64
Black belt, training for 14 years

8. Frank Borbolla, 60
Blue belt, training for two years

9. Ed Won, 60
Blue belt, training for 3.5 years

10. John Hirsch, 61
Purple belt, training for 6.5 years

11. Allen Spindel, 65
1st degree black belt, training for 13 years

12. John A. Murray, 61
Purple belt, training for 5 years

13. Thomas Boesen, 65
Blue belt, training for 14 months

14. Shane O’Neill, 62
Brown belt, training for 10 years

15. John Edminster, 72
Purple belt, training for 6 years

16. Bill Lawless, 65
Blue belt, training for 14 months

17. Elaine Beiersdoerfer, 70
White belt, training for 1 year

18. Andrew Nerlich, 64
1st degree black belt, training for 20 years

19. Frank Miranda, 60
Black belt, training for 15 years

20. Pat Worley, 70
Black belt, training for 14 years

21. Doug D’Anna, 64
Brown belt, training for 12 years

22. Kathy Butler, 66
Blue belt, training for 8 years

Photo credit: Danny Jang

23. Victor Kilmov, 65
Black belt, training for 11 years

24. Tim Kennedy, 65
Purple belt, training for 8 years

Kennedy on the right, teammate Mike Kearns (also over age 60) on the left

25. Joe Reyes, 61
White belt, training for 1 year

26. Gary Langford, 66
Brown belt, training for 10 years

27. Patricia Smith, 66
Purple belt, training for 6 years

28. John Hobson, 68
Purple belt, training for 6-7 years

29. Grant Sowter, 62
Blue belt

30. Fabian Henry, 66
Brown belt, training for 8 years

31. David Silverstone, 71
Purple belt, training for 10 years

32. Leonard McClure, 71
Blue belt, training for 4 years

33. Jay Hansucker, 66
Black belt, training for 17 years

34. Tom Corrie, 71
Brown belt, training for 6 years

35. Betty Broadhurst, 62
Purple belt, training for 8 years

36. Susan Burger, 61
Blue belt, training for 4.5 years

37. Sandi Duquette, 68
Blue belt, training for 3.5 years

If you’re a photographer who would like your work credited or removed from this post, please send the writer a message at averi.clements@gmail.com.

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