Daily Rickson Interview Series 7 of 24: Effectiveness vs Efficiency

Today in the our Rickson Interview Series: Rickson Gracie: Stalling is an Efficient way to win a fight but it is not very Effective in a real fight.


BJJ Legends: Let’s talk about that for a moment. This isn’t the first interview that you have done and I managed to see one or two of them, and you talked about the difference between efficiency and effectiveness.

Rickson Gracie: Yes.

BJJ Legends: I think you’ve been circling around it here a little bit in terms of the things you and I have been talking about right now. Let’s stop for a moment and talk about how the Jiu Jitsu Global Federation, the JJGF, is going to promote efficiency.

Rickson Gracie: No.

BJJ Legends: Effectiveness.

Rickson Gracie: Effectiveness.

BJJ Legends: Excuse me, effectiveness over efficiency.

Rickson Gracie: Yes, because efficiency is how many packages you do a minute. Effectiveness is what’s the purpose of this. So efficiency to get medals, I mean, I can see the guys consistently win medals by doing very boring game, like very bored. It’s just the way they fight. It’s very efficient to get the medal. But the effectiveness of this in real life, is almost close to none. So I don’t believe in that kind of efficiency. I really pray for people understand. Jiu Jitsu is something we have to have for effectiveness. To result, to be able to survive, to be able to protect, to be able to create elements for you to feel good about yourself. Not only when you compete, but when you walk on the street.

Tomorrow: Rickson will talk about JJGF’s service goals.

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