Jiu Jitsu and "Assassin Nerds" according to Joe Rogan and Jocko Willink
Jocko Willink is a Black Belt under Dean Lister as well as a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from world champion Dean Lister, and has competed at the national level in Submission Grappling.
Both Joe Rogan and Willink agree that Jiu Jitsu seems to resonate more with the cerebral individuals. A form of human chess if you may.
“That’s the other thing I’ve noticed in teaching kids jiu-jitsu” Willink continues, ” The kids that are a little bit more cerebral… You know the parents will think: my son he’s kind of a nerd, he’s kind of a smart kid I don’t know if he’s going to like it. But the opposite is actually true very often. 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.”
Rogan concluded: “It’s a complex game of kinetic chess. I mean it’s more complex than chess because in chess you’ve got these different pieces and they’re restricted in their movements. Jiu-jitsu is not restricted in movement and every transition has so many different possibilities and so many different setups.”
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