Originally Posted by EnjoyChoke
You can work around this and adjust your game to compensate. For example, we've a bloke well into his sixties training with us, with some hip issues, who's a gnarly old bstrd and is always coming up with ways to work around limitations
Or as I like to put it "every cripple has his own way of walking".
OP I train Judo and BJJ, I'm 46 and can't do a lot of the stuff younger and more flexible people can do, as an example I have shockingly bad knee's so I can't get under people for shoulder throws so I make my foot sweeps and hip throws better
In BJJ and Judo Newaza (ground) I'm like you in that I don't have the hip flexibility to work some subs from my back so I work harder on my sweeps to get top.
I seem to remember Barry.Oglesby posting up some vids in the fitness forum re. working on hip flexibility so maybe a search there might bring up something for you.