Roy Marsh from Roy Marsh Jiu Jitsu (black belt under Royce Gracie) shares with us several tips for older grapplers:

  1. Against stronger, more explosive, younger opponents, you can not overpower them
  2. The modern BJJ competition is based on overwhelming the opponent
  3. But for older guys this is not feasible
  4. The solution is applying a pressure-based game, a control-based game
  5. Take away from them their explosiveness
  6. Positional dominance, positional control, application of weight… are your weapons
  7. Drag them down to your level, instead of trying to chase their capabilities
  8. Work on slowness and control, fatigue your adversary
  9. Mentally break them

Here’s the full video. We hope you find it useful!


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