You wouldn't be doing a dis-service...if this is your dream then go after it. Trust me,15 is not too young. We have a group of kids that are little beasts..including a 14 year old that can give the adults a hard time. Just get in there..show respect and hard work..you will be fine.
Gym usually make their own age policies - like a kids class up to a certain age and then past that you just roll with the adults. However, I've never experienced a "too young" mentality. Just show up and work hard and everyone will take you seriously. O
nce you get some experience and start tapping people you won't need to worry about anyone going easy on you.
It's not too young. My cousin started a little more than a year ago when he was 14, after already competing in wrestling for a few years. When he was younger it was fun to wrestle around with him, but I'm not sure I'd want to anymore. haha!
the restriction doesn't have anything to do with size per se, it has to do with whether your bones are done growing. There is a possibility that repeated joint locks could cause stunted growth. Sounds like at 6'2" you're probably pretty close to being done with bone growth!
once your joints are up to it, you're right, BJJ has nothing to do with size
There is no such thing as too young when it comes to grappling. My judo instructor started teaching his kids when they were 5 years old. Gracie children get on the mat even younger. There is a danger to cutting weight at a young age, but unless you are planning on doing wrestling as well you shouldn't run into that.
I'm sorry, but you're going to have to qualify this claim. Does this mean Roger Gracie could've been like 7 ft tall if he hadn't started so young? Or Marcello's growth was stunted even though his parents are shorter than him?
You can absolutely start at 15, plenty of kids wrestle and play judo at 6,7,8, . I started playing Judo around 8. Does your HS have wrestling? you might want to do that, its free. And youll work allot harder. or you could double dip.