I played chess recently against a 13 year old and, let me tell you, it's not that much like Jiu Jitsu for me. Sure, your moves are all interrelated and you have to think and be intuitive at the same time. And, yeah. A game plan/strategy is essential and there really is a progressive knowledge base that is critical to the game. But, in the end, I wasn't able to choke the sh*t out of my opponent. Maybe, metaphorically, but that just isn't the same.
Chess is indeed like Jiu Jitsu for all the reasons I denoted above and many more. The two often get compared to one another, and that's a true compliment to BJJ. The concept of overcoming the bigger, stronger opponent using leverage and a better strategy is something the GM, Helio Gracie emphasized tremendously. And, it applies to chess as well. Go figure.
No one, in our opinion, exemplifies these concepts better that our friend Adisa Banjoko and his HHCF, i.e., Hip Hop Chess Federation. These guys embody the idea and put it in motion by teaching chess and BJJ to inner city/underprivileged youth. And that kicks ass. They teamed up with CRTL Industries to make a sweet film and you should watch it.