The High Percentage Podcast

The High Percentage Podcast

By High Percentage
A podcast dedicated to the game theory behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). We crunch data from hundred of fights, then sort and analyse it to answer the question:

What's Really High Percentage?
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How Rules Should Dictate Training
At High Percentage, we think knowing the rules of a competition format is simply a good idea, if anything because it will shape the way you train as you get close to competition day. Imagine a soccer team that didn't scrimmage, only practiced technique. Recreating the conditions of match day sounds simple, by we often just train more to prepare for tournaments, when we should be recreating game day.   Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
18:38
August 20, 2019
If You Can't Submit Someone In Three Minutes, It's Probably Not Going To Happen
 We've timestamped 500 submissions, answering the question: what's the most dangerous time in a match? Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
19:47
August 12, 2019
The Data That Is Killing The Self Defense Industry
While it may seem like the self defense industry will always exist, the truth is it's an industry on the ropes. Safer streets, more effective martial arts, and the rise of firearms are making the self defense industry work harder than ever to scare you into making purchases. Here's some data that makes them nervous.   Sponsored by: goldbjj.com/highpercentage Check out the new Rubber Guard For Mortals Course He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
18:37
August 5, 2019
How Do We Record the Matches?
Let's talk about how we actually record these matches. No, there's no secret to how we do it. It takesa lot of time, organization, and an openness to trial and error. Sponsored by: Rubber Guard for Mortals, Gold BJJ If you message us on Instagram or Facebook, we'll give you a checkout code for 20% off the Rubber Guard for Mortals Instructional.  Louis is the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
21:18
July 29, 2019
The Law of Large Numbers
BJJ is a numbers game. As in, you need to do a lot of it to know where you're at competitively. Only volume can offset randomness.   Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts  Check out our BJJ Game Theory Course on Gold BJJ Online He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US   
13:05
July 22, 2019
Why Your Memory Isn't Reliable Under Pressure
  Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts  Check out our BJJ Game Theory Course on Gold BJJ Online  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com
16:03
July 16, 2019
Blue Belts Are Infinitely More Dangerous Than White
The leap from white to blue belt is so great, it's worth unpacking some data to make the point.    Check out our BJJ Game Theory Course on Gold BJJ Online Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
10:52
July 8, 2019
How We Know Ground Fighting is Safer
We have pretty good data to support the claim that taking a fighter to the ground, while not always safe, is usually SAFER than keeping it on the feet. Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Check out our BJJ Game Theory Course on Gold BJJ Online Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
11:24
July 1, 2019
How Do Women Fight Differently Than Men?
 What do the stats say about how women fight? We have some clear cut answers. Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Check out our BJJ Game Theory Course on Gold BJJ Online Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
14:10
June 24, 2019
Why Training For "No Time Limits" Makes No Sense
EDIT: We apologize about the less-than-great audio in this one. It's about a million degrees in California and the AC was on during recording.  Why do we brag about training for a hypothetical fight with no time limit, when street fights rarely last more than one minute?  Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Gold BJJ Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
08:04
June 17, 2019
Can You Apply Game Theory to Self Defense?
We lament all of the challenges with collecting self defense data including our biggest one: convincing people that it's valid.   Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
17:57
June 10, 2019
We Know the Highest Percentage Submission, And It's Not Even Close.
The data is clear, one submission beats out all the rest at white AND blue belt. Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
19:31
June 3, 2019
Why The Chess Analogy Doesn't Work.
Chess promotes "decision tree thinking" which doesn't work in the fast pace of BJJ. You cannot develop a strategy in the midst of a match. Instead, make a strategy BEFORE a match, so that you minimize how much thinking you need to do under pressure. Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
19:03
May 27, 2019
What Are The Lowest Percentage Submissions?
We have solid data on the submissions that aren't working at the competitive level, and you're probably practicing them every day.   Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
13:25
May 20, 2019
Breaking the Closed Guard Meta
Surprise, surprise, everyone uses closed guard at the beginner level. Can that exploited? And what guard should we be using to best counter? We're talking about the tremendous advantage of predictability on today's show.    Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
21:36
May 13, 2019
The Case Against Submissions
 Crazy Idea: What If we ignored submissions completely as beginners? Even the HIGHEST percentage submission at the white belt level is well under 50%, and when you look at our data on the cost of failed submissions. . . .it'll scare you. Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
13:08
May 6, 2019
Tempo
We're talking about almighty tempo and how players and teams use the concept in every game from Chess, to Warfare, and of course BJJ.  Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
13:57
April 30, 2019
Does It Pay To Be Aggressive?
Aggression:  it's typically a dirty word in jiu-jitsu. Everyone would rather be the calm, methodical chess master. But our data shows that aggressive fighters tend to win competition matches. How do we explain this? Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
10:55
April 23, 2019
Game Theory: Why You Must Be Offensive To Win
Today, we're talking about the oldest argument in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, offense verses defense. Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
09:28
April 15, 2019
It's All About Guard Passing
Are new students learning too many submissions, and not enough guard passing? We dive into the data to understand why passing guard puts the odds firmly in your favor.    Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult. Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
08:17
April 11, 2019
Welcome to the High Percentage Podcast!
This is the podcast where we look at Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu through the lenses of Game Theory, Statistics, and Science. We watch hundreds of fights and report back to you on what really is making the difference in competitive BJJ. We're giving you the data to develop winning strategies so that you can have the focus that we never got as new students. highpercentagemartialarts.com Tags: BJJ jiujitsu jiu jitsu jujutsu grappling martial arts Sponsored by: Keenan's Lapel Guard Encyclopedia  Enter the code "high%" at checkout for 10% off. Louis is the managing editor of youjiujitsu.com He's also the author of "The True Believers", a true story about a martial arts cult.  Music: Handsome People by Birocratic | https://birocratic.bandcamp.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US 
11:32
April 11, 2019
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