At the age of 60-yo Betty Broadhurst has received a Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Betty started training at the age of 54 and after almost a decade of training, coach Di\u00eago Bispo handed his black belt to Betty Broadhurst this past weekend after she won gold medals in the blue and purple divisions at IBJJF Masters Worlds. She shared a post to Instagram \u201cNothing but happiness & jubilation under this \u201cugly cry\u201d photo- after starting JiuJitsu at 54, almost 11 years later, a dream became reality- & promoted to black belt on the podium by my Professor @diegobispo , at Masters Worlds. Thank you @tomdeblass & @gordonlovesjiujitsu for being part of my journey, & sharing my story to inspire others!\u201d https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/CWSOejTM5yU\/?utm_sourceig_embed&amp;ig_ridb07f479e-4951-45b8-8f3b-3613904b9433 Also Read: The Mental Health Benefits of BJJ Betty is the creator of RollForever, a company that aims to help athletes live long and healthy careers. The firm's website offers the following description: \u201cBetty\u2019s goal with her Roll Forever program is essentially threefold. First and foremost, it is a movement meant to inspire and support local BJJ practitioners in North Carolina who wish to compete. In addition, Betty and Roll Forever work hard to bring world-class competitors to areas like hers where there might not be easy access to those athletes. This also goes a long way to supporting the growth of BJJ because not only does it support the athletes themselves with a good source of income, but it also expands the community and introduces world-class athletes to practitioners who may never have an opportunity to visit the BJJ hotbeds of southern California or New York City. The third mission of Roll Forever is to bring more competitions into areas they\u2019ve never been before to give local athletes more opportunities to compete. So if you\u2019re currently training, kudos. If you\u2019re not and are contemplating, do not hesitate. Get to your local academy and begin the journey. The best time to plant an oak tree is 20 years ago. The second best is today! Start now and roll forever.\u201d Tom Deblass her long time friend and supporter immensely proud of Broadhurst I want to take a moment to congratulate a very special woman on her black belt. I met @bjjbetty some years back at a seminar. She\u2019s in her 60s, and simply loves Jiu-Jitsu. She has competed and come up short, yet never lost her love for this martial art. Well this last weekend she took double Gold in her division. She\u2019s simply an amazing human. This black belt YOU DESERVE, Betty. May you serve as an inspiration to the thousands upon thousands who see this post. https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/CWQ-PF0Fgyj\/?utm_sourceig_embed&ig_ridc42b7543-5d9b-41c1-8731-e219bddd077a This just goes to show that, if you're considering giving BJJ a try but are concerned whether you're too old, you should stop doubting yourself and go for it. It will improve your life in so many wonderful ways. Betty Broadhurst, a 65-year-old BJJ black belt, proves that it's never too late to learn how to defend oneself.