The “BishopBjj.com 2012 World Jiu Jitsu Case Study” is the largest Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition study ever conducted. It includes a collection of over 1,224 different metrics, and was completed using uniform data collection and reporting methods.
The study collected data during the 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships using the following criterion…
- 90 black belt adult matches across 11 statistically even divisions
(90 matches, in this case, is more than enough to render a statistically accurate sample by all standards- [+10%])
- Open Class (mens)
- Matches were recorded in an even cross-section of tournament rounds (i.e. first, second, semi-finals, and finals rounds, etc.) to ensure a proper sample of performance.
- All matches were recorded in their entirety
- All match selections were random
- Matches were all observed using HD tournament footage
- The report will detail information on techniques, results, and trends
- Was recorded and developed by Tyler and Jena Bishop, and sponsored by Infinity Kimonos
This study was incredibly difficult to produce, because it is truly the first of its kind. All of the standards that were utilized for this study match uniform processes used in most corporate environments for ROI comparisons. Because we have taken such a scientific approach to recording and reporting this data it is very important that we do not inflect our opinions into the numbers. In the following sections we will introduce over 1,224 metrics that layout a detailed and unquestionable blueprint for what Jiu-Jitsu looked like at the 2012 World Jiu Jitsu Championship. We would encourage everyone reading this study to reflect on this information with great internalization. The whole point of this study is to help competitors get better by analyzing the game. This type of information exists in other sports, but not in Jiu-Jitsu. Football players, baseball players, and soccer players all use this kind of information on a daily basis to present themselves with an edge. This study will be the new standard by which we measure the sport of Jiu-Jitsu
Whether you are a competitor, enthusiast, vendor, or fan it’s easy to see that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is growing. It’s important to the growth of this sport that it consistently be tracked and measured so that we do not form incorrect opinions about its growth, style, or nature. This type of measurement and recording will help further develop proper rules, training, and feedback.
The 90 matches that were recorded included 643 minutes of total competition resulting in an average match length of approximately 7:04 of a possible 10 minutes. In these recorded matches 43 resulted in submission, 43 resulted in a win by points, 3 resulted in a referee’s decision, and 1 resulted in a disqualification.
Submissions were as common if not more common than any other outcome. An observation from the later rounds revealed that submissions became less frequent in the semi-finals and finals rounds. This is likely due to a greater disparity in skillsets in the earlier rounds between competitors.
Of the matches observed, the greatest number of submissions occurred in the men’s featherweight division (9), with the men’s roosterweight and ultra-heavyweight classes experiencing the lowest number of submissions (2 for rooster and 0 for ultra-heavy). It is an anomaly that the lightest and heaviest weight classes both experienced the same low instance of submissions; however, it is fair to give precedence to rooster having a lower percentage because they had a larger sample size in the study than the ultra-heavyweights due to roosterweight having a larger division to draw from. With this in mind it is worth mentioning that the average featherweight match lasted only 5 minutes while roosterweight and ultra-heavyweights combined to manufacture an average match of over 9 minutes.
The full study will be released after all sections have been released on the BishopBjj.com. To get your own FREE COPY OF THE FULL STUDY fill out the form below and we will send you a copy as soon as it’s available.