Podcast: Why The BJJ-Chess Analogy Doesn't Work
The High Percentage Podcast is the weekly show where we take a look at real data we collect from matches and read between the lines. We break down the game of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and submission grappling into its most basic game theory components, so we can make YOU, a killer on the mats.
It’s everyone’s favorite comparison: BJJ is like human chess. What most people really mean when they say this is that BJJ is complex, like chess. The two games are so complex, there is no dominant strategy that beats all others.
But the rest of it? Not so much.
We look at the underlying mechanics of chess, and why we actually want to minimize our decision making during a match.