Why Jiu Jitsu is Like Math

Momentum On The Mat

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Most often you will hear that jiu jitsu is like chess… that it is a thinking man’s sport.  I do not disagree with that statement, and I will surely discuss that some day, but today I want to talk about why I think jiu jitsu is like math.

These past two weeks our head instructor has been on a well deserved vacation.   So, for the past two weeks we have had the opportunity to learn jiu jitsu from some of the other instructors in our academy.  Having been in and around jiu jitsu for some time now, it always amazes me how much trouble some people seem to have learning from different instructors.  I understand that everyone has a favorite teacher, one whose game/personality/teaching style they connect with the most.  I am no different and have my own favorite instructors.  However, that does not stop me from learning from…

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