About 80 20 Jiu Jitsu

‘The eighty twenty rule’ is based on something called “Pareto’s law”

This law, or rule, dictates that 80% of your results or outcomes, come from 20% of your efforts/inputs.

it does not have to be an 80:20 ratio all the time. You could call it the 70/30 rule, or the 95/5 rule too.

Don’t focus on the number; focus on the rule beneath the numbers.

Those lucky enough to know about the 80/20 rule are aware that in life there will be things you do (the 20%) that result in the majority (the 80%) of your success, happiness and [fill in blank of what you're trying to achieve]

This applies to many things, and it definitely applies to Jiu Jitsu.

Here are a few examples. Have you ever noticed how:

  • You seem to finish your opponents with the same few submissions most of the time (or vice versa?)
  • The same few submissions always seem to work in the sport? (and thus they get dubbed ‘high percentage’)
  • There’s always a small handful of guys out of your class who are there every session?
  • The most popular athletes in the sport (e.g. Marcel Garcia) focus on a few submissions or positions, rather than focussing on them all?

Once you open your eyes to it, you see example of it everywhere.

If you approach your BJJ training with an 80/20 attitude, you start to look for that ’20%’ that will make the biggest improvements for you.

You focus on the s**t that brings about the most results, in the shortest amount of time.

Have you heard the quote: “Don’t fear the man who does 1000 techniques, fear the man who does 1 technique 1000’s of times”

Thats what 80/20 Jiu Jitsu is about. 

Have you heard the quote:

“Don’t fear the man who does 1000 techniques, fear the man who does 1 technique 1000’s of times”

Thats what 80/20 Jiu Jitsu is about ... Not about doing 1 technique thousands of times, but finding that 1 technique/concept/idea that will improve your game the most, and zeroing in on it)

8020jj.com is made up of BJJ fanatics from white to black belts with one shared attitude: 

" Finding the little things, the ‘hacks’, that bring the biggest improvements in the sport "

Our goal is simple: explore the intersection of BJJ and grappling and the 80/20 rule, and then help you apply it to your life.

If you are passionate about BJJ, self-improvement, and becoming the best version of yourself on and off that mats, you’re in the right place.

P.s. we are always looking for other’s who share our vision to contribute to the site. If you believe in what we preach and would like to gain some exposure on your ideas in the sport, please submit a guest post application here.