Jerry Clanton is a BJJ purple belt from Daphne, Alabama who trains and competes at 70 years old! He talks bout his start in BJJ, his favorite things about it and his inspiring message to all practitioners, young and old! Click “read more” for show notes! 


  • How he found Jiu-Jitsu
  • How Jiu-Jitsu has impacted his life as a 70 year old
  • The precautions he takes to stay injury free
  • There is no such thing as “too old” for Jiu-Jitsu
  • His favorite techniques
  • The Ezekiel Choke
  • Choosing sparring partners wisely
  • His competition experience
  • His family’s reaction to his Jiu-Jitsu training
  • His favorite memory from competition
  • His time spent in the military
  • His experience learning from Grandmaster Rickson Gracie
  • His instructor Professor Niall Yamane
  • His excitement for the Masters 7 division
  • Advice for the younger guys who want to train forever
  • His ultimate goal in Jiu-Jitsu