2020 Wrap Up

Members Group Photo

Woah, this has been an interesting year for everyone in the world. It has indeed been an eventful year for us here at mybjjdunedin. At the start of this year, we finished renovations to the dojo. During our two grading days of the year, we had several new coloured belts promotions with three of our teens receiving their blue belts. At the competitions, some of our members placed 1st and 2nd in national competitions. Overall, we successfully completed competitions and gradings. This year we have gained new members who are dedicated, mature and progressing really well in their journey in Jiu-Jitsu, we are very proud of you!

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Jiu-Jitsu: A journey beyond 40

BJJ 40 Plus

I have been practising Jiu-Jitsu for a few years now and being over 40 years old, I have learned a few hard lessons. The beauty of Jiu-Jitsu that anyone can practice it no matter what your age is, or your physical limitations, or even mental illnesses. There are things we have to consider though if we wish to embark on this lifestyle that is the life of a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

Age along with physical limitations (such as injuries) can slow down our progress, but not necessary that it becomes a detriment to our growth in this art. As with every sport/martial art, we have our own different pace of growth.

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