Daddy Reza Explores : Chess vs Jiu jitsu

DaddyReza

That's just facts most traditional martial arts schools hand out belts much easily. It does not mean to be a disrespect to  the martial art itself. 

Go down in Japan, you can become a Judo black belt in 3 to 5 years easily if you are athletic . Much like other traditional martial arts. 

DaddyReza

You said anyone who does Jiu jitsu for 10 years will be a black belt. Very few people are that consistent. 

I bet if you played chess for 10 years consistently, under a good instructor you will reach the level of a master at least, if you have talent. Same is the case with jiu jitsu. Everyone who tries to become a bjj black belt does not become one, most people quit. Because the people who keep going at it for 10 years seriously are those who have at least some talent otherwise they would have quit long ago. 

Ducking-Duck

OK , I am not going down in Japan.

But back to the point, anybody who does jiu jitsu regularly for ten years will get close to a black belt or get a black belt.

very ,very few can get to 2500 in chess spending the same amount of time.

how many hours of jiu jitsu can you train per day ? 2-3 hours maybe for a serious guy, chess will require many more hours per day to get to a title.

 

 

DaddyReza

That's the point, you can't train Jiu jitsu for more than 2 to 3 hours unless you are on sauce. But you can study chess whenever and however long you want to. People passionate about chess can spend much more time on it, than a bjj practitioner. 

Ducking-Duck

Ok, but what I am saying is that even with the extra hours spent still very, very few people will get even close to 2500 and this has been proven by so many failed attempts.

Take the same hours spent on chess, let’s say 20 years doing jiu jitsu and you will have a black belt guaranteed 

DaddyReza

That is why I made the comparison to FM, which requires a 2300 rating. Most people have said that it's more difficult to achieve a FM title. This is the general belief of the people on this thread. But ultimately it depends on the individual, where is he more talented and more passionate about. 

Ducking-Duck

Well then I think this topic is now concluded.

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DaddyReza

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TheDeepOne

just look at josh waitzkin.

Guy was a chess prodigy as a kid and has a movie about his life but his rating never even surpassed 2500

He started martial arts as an adult and is a BJJ black belt and a world champion in Tai Chi (which I didn't even know had competitions)

Ducking-Duck

Watching a Tai Chi match is very similar to chess. It takes about 6 hours to finish.

DaddyReza
TheDeepOne wrote:

just look at josh waitzkin.

Guy was a chess prodigy as a kid and has a movie about his life but his rating never even surpassed 2500

He started martial arts as an adult and is a BJJ black belt and a world champion in Tai Chi (which I didn't even know had competitions)

I never compared a black belt to GM strength, I compared it to FM which requires 2300 strength.