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.
"ICC is such a fantastic martial arts centre. It provides the kids with such a caring environment and a place where they feel truly excepted no matter what their ability. My eldest son is autistic and the instructors have all
gone out of their way to help him and make him feel included. They also have a wide variety of different classes and for all ages. I would highly recommend this centre to anyone that wants to give martial arts a go."
"An exceptional mixed martial arts centre led by a team of dedicated, highly-experienced, qualified and friendly martial artists, who are extremely passionate about teaching their students to embrace the form of martial arts.Their support and guidance has helped their students grow both personally and professionally. It has allowed them to build confidence, show respect towards others and themselves and most importantly to have fun doing what they love most.I highlighy recommend this centre if you’re looking for a family-orientated centre that prides themselves for continuous improvement, encourages their students to reach their full potential and is guided by
highly-motivated, skilled martial artists."
"As a doctor and a physiotherapist this is a great place for anyone looking to learn self defence as well as developing strength, agility, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. ICC is a friendly, family oriented gym without any over-inflated egos, they cater for a variety of martial arts across all ages and skill levels from beginner to competition. My wife, 3 children and I all train here and you should too :)"
"My experience with these people has been nothing short of brilliant. There is a high quality of training provided by dedicated instructors who provide the support needed to excel in your martial arts journey. I would recommend giving this place a try, and guarantee you wont regret it"
"Attending a martial arts gym as an "older" novice student can be quite daunting. I found ICC had a very professional and welcoming atmosphere. Having attended other martial arts gyms over the years its great to attend one where ego is left at the door and all students are treated with respect, be it the novice who takes the plunge to learn a martial art all the way through to the high level competitors. In conjunction with the atmosphere having highly technical and detailed instruction by Professor David and Steven make learning really enjoyable. Fantastic place to learn and train."