Joe Rogan recently Boiled Down Essence Of Jiu Jitsu In A Minute Talk. The comedian, announcer, actor and man of many other talents has always been vocal about his passion for jiu jitsu. Among other things Rogan has emphasised how bjj is a choice of the assassin nerd:
” Where the kid that’s cerebral, he’ll recognize as soon as you show him 3 things . Like you said – his wheels are turning he’s going wait a a second, this is a skill I can learn, and if I can learn to do this and the other guy doesn’t know this I will be able to beat him. And so cerebral kids often get into it even more than you know some kid that’s like a natural bruiser. ”
Rogan seems to agree: “You know 10th planet jiu-jitsu is just filled with nerds. They’re all nerds. Assasin nerds. It’s really kinda interesting. ”
Jocko continued: “And you’re not being facetious when you use the word nerd. Assasin nerds.”
How smashing blue belts is the best way to get better
The best way to get good at jiu-jitsu is to strangle blue belts. You go and you find people that are just learning but they’re not as good as you and you choke the f*ck out of them.
That’s how you get really good at your technique. And people say “Well that’s bullying.” – well it is important for the blue belt to at some point spar with black belts. It is important because you need to know that there’s a higher level of proficiency , there’s a higher level of skill and then there’s a shorter distance in between points that these guys are hitting. They’re cutting the chase, they’re getting – they’re capitalizing on very small openings and they clamp down and when they clamp down and when they capitalize on these openings they get submissions quicker. So you have to know that there are guys that are better. That’s important but to drill the most important thing is drilling and when you drill you drill with someone of like your level and you just practice on each other. “
And in this latest bit how everything boils down to basics of jiu jitsu:
“Basic jiu jitsu meaning things that everybody knows, triangles, armbars, chokes. Those are basics. It doesn’t mean it’s simple or dumb. It’s like that old Bruce Lee saying don’t fear a man who has practiced 10000 kicks once, fear the man who has practiced one kick 10000 times. There’s something to having a precision to those techniques that’s just .. Roger. Roger Gracie same thing to this day . Basic style crushes everybody. “
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