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.
"The instructors Mario and Ann-Marie are amazing with kids, Lessons are fun and active, but also structured. Highly recommend"
"Only been training for short period with ICC and they have taken me in with open arms! Such an awesome bunch of people! David and Steven have created such a great environment.
Everyone there really tries to help each other. I see myself training there for a long time."
"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!"
"Both my boys have attended ICC and from our experience, it's a very family friendly atmosphere. The coaches (especially Mario) really care about the kids and relate well. Overall the centre is clean, has great facilities and very professionally run."
"Fantastic environment! David and Steven really know how to create a welcoming environment for everyone involved. Absolute legends and highly recommend"