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.
"Mario and Ann Marie are fantastic with the kids. They make training fun and my daughter LOVES going. After trying so many different sports and activities over the years, not enjoying anything enough to stick it out, she wanted to try ICC after hearing about it through a friend. It's been over a year and her passion for it has only grown. I highly recommend ICC and the instructors!"
"Integrated Combat Centre is an excellent place to learn martial arts. There is a great family environment and the instruction is world class. I would gladly recommend them to anyone interested!"
"The environment was really friendly and i would say very different compared to my previous experience where before you pay for membership and no one even said hello . I definitely liked the idea of a team workout yet everyone was getting one on one guidance on technique and the correct form . The atmosphere was very friendly and i definitely liked how you were constantly reminding the class about safe execution of techniques . The workouts definetly tested my mental and physical endurance which was the best part . The body temperature checks and sanitation before the start of each class also put my mind at ease .
Hoping to learn more and getting fit whilst being a part of the ICT family . Thank you"
"My kids love training here! They have learnt great skills, all coaches are very knowledgeable, clean open space, and welcoming community. We highly recommend this centre"
"Just had an awesome first class with Dave and Steven. Really friendly and welcoming environment and easy to understand yet technical explanations of techniques."