“Older” Grapplers: Stop Comparing Yourself To The Young Guns

Chewjitsu gets it. And he has some encouraging words “older” practitioners may want to hear before heading to open mat to get smoked by teenagers and twentysomethings who still smell like the night before or the air mattress they woke up on.

If you have a career, relationships, family, health condition, or interests outside of jiu-jitsu, consider yourself lucky–they’re actually worth a lot more than medals:

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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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