Getting (A Bit) Older? Closed Guard & Half Guard Should Be Your Go-To’s

Learning martial arts can be a challenging but fulfilling pursuit regardless of age. Martial arts is great because it can improve your health and is a gateway to becoming more active. Other hobbies can also give you these benefits, but martial arts’ inherent difficulty and practicality can give you the confidence that most pursuits cannot.

As people age, it is essential that we tap into these activities so that we continue to improve in all aspects of life. Today, we’ll discuss the best reasons why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the perfect martial art for seniors.

If your joints are getting a little bit creaky… And you feel like you’re not as explosive and fast as you used to be – chances are that you’re getting older.

But not to worry. If you modify your game a bit, you can still make heaps of progress in Jiu-Jitsu.
For example, you should try using the Closed Guard and Half Guard more!

Bernardo Faria explains why:

Fight from bottom with half guard and closed guard, positions that help older guys, with systems that have been proven in competition.

  • Bernardo Faria won 5 black belt IBJJF World Championships using these systems – and now he teaches every detail so it can help you.
  • Don’t ever rely on speed or scrambling as Bernardo shows you his systems for single legs, deep half, omoplata, and more across 5 volumes.

The post Getting (A Bit) Older? Closed Guard & Half Guard Should Be Your Go-To’s appeared first on Bjj Eastern Europe.

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