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Explore the conceptual side of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Black belt brothers Steve & Matt Kwan discuss the mental models, or universal principles, behind the gentle art.

BJJ Mental Models Steve & Matt Kwan

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Explore the conceptual side of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Black belt brothers Steve & Matt Kwan discuss the mental models, or universal principles, behind the gentle art.

    Ep. 79: Online Education, feat. Rory van Vliet

    Ep. 79: Online Education, feat. Rory van Vliet

    This week Steve is joined by Rory van Vliet, an Island Top Team black belt under Rob Biernacki, to discuss online education.  Rory is the co-instructor of the BJJ Concepts online academy, the operator behind the RVV BJJ YouTube channel, and the creator...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep. 78: Motivation

    Ep. 78: Motivation

    This week, Steve and Matt discuss how to get motivated and stay motivated.  It's easy to lose that fire inside and become exhausted through the rigors and routine of everyday life. Every now and then, you need to draw from different sources to become...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 77: The Ethics of Law Enforcement, feat. Sergeant Major Seb Lavoie

    Ep. 77: The Ethics of Law Enforcement, feat. Sergeant Major Seb Lavoie

    It's our honor and privilege to be joined this week by Sergeant Major Seb Lavoie.  In addition to a lifetime of experience in the martial arts, Seb is a 19-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and previously served in the Canadian...

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ep. 76: Fear of Time

    Ep. 76: Fear of Time

    Fear of time, or chronophobia, is a cause of constant anxiety and stress for many of us.  It's the persistent fear that you're just not doing enough.  This week, Steve and Matt discuss strategies for combating the fear of time.Ways to combat the fear of...

    • 49 min
    Ep. 75: Submission as Position

    Ep. 75: Submission as Position

    Submissions aren't just fight-ending techniques; they're tools to advance the position even if the submission fails.  This week, Steve and Matt discuss how to use submissions as a way to advance position.Mental models discussed in this...

    • 51 min
    Ep. 74: Position Series: Mount

    Ep. 74: Position Series: Mount

    This week, Steve and Matt talk about the mount: an old-school, demoralizing, and devastating position.The mount has three sub-positions:low mount, where you lie on top of uke;high mount, where you bring your knees into uke's armpits and posture...

    • 1 hr

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