Mikey Musumeci: “Age Doesn’t Matter When You’re Starting BJJ”

How old were you when you first started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Chances are, you’ve started a bit later in life – at an age when you can make the “jeez, I wish I started earlier” comment.

However, Mikey Musumeci doesn’t believe that age matters all that much when you’re first starting out. Especially if you want to become exceptionally good on the mats.
What does matter, though, is the efficiency of your training.

He shared his opinion in a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything thread, citing the example of Demian Maia:

Demian Maia, one of the best to ever do Jiu-Jitsu, I believe started when he was 19!

It doesn’t matter when you begin, it just matters the efficiency of your training.
I have seen people train 10 years and improve more in 1 week than those 10 years!

So, it’s more about how you use your time, not about the time itself!

His other word of Jiu-Jitsu advice was as beneficial as the one above:

Leave your ego at the door in training.

It’s ok to lose in training, you are there to make mistakes so you grow, so making your training about improving, also competing not to win but to improve as well.

The goal of all of this is to make your Jiu-Jitsu the best it can be, results in competition will come as an indirect result of that.


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