Jocko Willink: BJJ Makes “Assassin Nerds”

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Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. His podcast, The Jocko Podcast, is also available for download via iTunes & Stitcher.

In this podcast both Rogan and Jocko Willink agrees that BJJ is making assassin nerds. There is so many types of people in BJJ, from Nerds to strongmen. It’s such a sport with so many techniques that everyone can adapt to it and be successful. I guess that’s the main reason why both Joe Rogan and Jocko Willink agree that BJJ is making assassin Nerds.

Jocko said: “That’s the other thing I noticed in teaching kids jiu-jitsu, 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. ”

Joe Rogan agrees: “You know 10th planet jiu-jitsu is just filled with nerds. They’re all nerds. Assassin nerds. It’s really kinda interesting. ”

Jocko: “And you’re not being facetious when you use the word nerd. Assassin nerds.”

Check out the full podcast it’s very interesting!

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