Elaine Wynn is a 74 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner that is better known in the BJJ community as the “Jiu-Jitsu Grandma.” Elaine is a student at Gracie Barra Alabama, which is where she received her purple belt in BJJ this past week. She shared a video of her promotion to her social media page on Monday.
Elaine who started BJJ at 69, became popular in the BJJ community when she hit the IBJJF competition mats in 2019 after only training a year.
In an interview from September of 2022 with “Mat Made“, Elaine explained the reasons she started BJJ and covers the health benefits:
The benefits at my age are really good. Because the bone density – especially for someone my size – is a really big deal. And I have osteoporosis, but the last time the doctors x-rayed my shoulder, they were like: “Man, your bones look great!”
The hips are a lot stronger, plus building muscle at my age is hard.
Wynn is grandmother of seven who’s Instagram bio includes, “Adventure seeker who loves a change” and “Not to [sic] old and not too late.”
Congratulations to the “Jiu-Jitsu Grandma” and thank you for setting an amazing example on how it’s never too late to start BJJ.