We have many students doing martial arts (BJJ, MMA, kickboxing, karate, JKD) at the ICC who are 50+ years of age, of whom did not start learning their craft until their 40s or even 50s – past the age of when most people would consider trying out a new martial art.
It can be understandably daunting when the class is filled with faster, stronger and younger bodies. Luckily, ICC’s BJJ, MMA, kickboxing, karate and JKD classes has a place for students for all ages – including masters and seniors! It is important however, to listen to one’s body and undertake the proper precautions to limit potential injury and train consistently. Our top tips include:
By undertaking these simple precautions, you could find yourself practising BJJ, MMA, kickboxing, karate or JKD for the next 20-30 years. As we always tell our students at the ICC – it’s not how old you are, it’s how old you feel!
Give our BJJ program a go and experience the improvements to all of these fields. It is considered to be an excellent first style where the skills are easily transferable.
"it’s a really nicely fitted out gym. The instructors are great and the atmosphere is very friendly. Amazing place to train!"
"Great place for training martial arts! Everyone is super friendly and just like a big family, plus there's heaps of events on. 10/10 recommend!"
"Joined this gym a couple of years ago and little did I know it would be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I can honestly vouch for the kind and supportive nature of the ICC team and family on and off the Matt’s.
I’ve progressed from not knowing a thing about Brazilian jiu jitsu and feeling unsure about joining up to recently entering grappling industries under the guidance of coaches David and Steven coming out winning 2 golds and a Silver medal having 15 fights on the day.
There is not a day I can think of where training has been unenjoyable. Rolls are always fun and challenging and improvement is always recognised and commended by all. Some of the best tips and advice I’ve been given in the gym have been from other students themselves.
All in all I highly recommend ICC to men, women, boys and girls of all ages whether it be you’re looking for a way to get in shape or the ability to protect yourself ICC is the place to be. And if you’re unsure like I was take the leap and give it your all I promise you won’t be disappointed.- Arthur Flevaris"
"David has a very good training environment at ICC, with a long list of achievements and accruement he is definitely the place to visit if you're thinking of taking up martial arts for competition or just to learn & have fun."
"It has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of the ICC family. Thanks for the training provided throughout my time with ICC. Certainly, it has boosted my confidence to some extent. The instructors Mario, Ann and Jamie are thorough professionals and are very helpful . I strongly recommend this training institute to anybody who is looking for a future in Martial arts.
Awesome place great instructors !!!
The Integrated Combat Center has helped me to be more confident socially, more disciplined physically and more focused professionally."