I see myself aging with BJJ (I'll be 40 in 2 weeks). I see it everytime I
roll with some 22 yo who has less experience than me but may have
played HS football and kicks my ass in a month or two of classes. I
also see it when I pull into my driveway after class and realise I'm
"creaky" getting out of the car. But then I see peers who are "creaky"
getting out of their cars everyday and I feel like I'm 18!!
I admit age has me cautious as hell when I roll.....takedowns? I'm the
flopmaster if you get a leg....might have that armbar? you do on me
cuz I'm tapping.
Good thing about seeing yourself aging regularly though is that you
are not suddenly shocked at it when you've been denying it for 10
years and suddenly look in the mirror and think "holy chit, I'm getting
old". I'll be 40 in 2 weeks and people I know are hitting midlife hard
and make a farce out of their life going through it.....leaving wives and
kids etc...and screwing themselves in the process but blind to it.
Barring injury ...knock, knock, knock... I'll be doing this for awhile.
Nothing makes me work out this hard or challenges me this much in a
relatively safe format. I went from MT to BJJ and the fun factor of BJJ
was so huge.