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Explore the conceptual side of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Black belt Steve Kwan and a slate of expert guests discuss the mental models, or universal principles, behind the gentle art.

BJJ Mental Models Steve Kwan

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Explore the conceptual side of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Black belt Steve Kwan and a slate of expert guests discuss the mental models, or universal principles, behind the gentle art.

    Mini Ep. 6: Frames

    Mini Ep. 6: Frames

    In this week's mini-episode, we're discussing frames! You probably know what a frame is, but I'm guessing you haven't walked through the concept as in-depth as we'll do here today! Let's talk about how we define a "frame," when we want to use frames, what makes frames useful, and when frames become a liability. This is the first in a six-part series of mini-episodes we're doing on the core mechanics of Jiu-Jitsu: frames, levers, wedges, clamps, hooks, and posts. Further stud...

    • 10 min
    Ep. 288: Open Guard Leg Entanglements, feat. Chris Wojcik

    Ep. 288: Open Guard Leg Entanglements, feat. Chris Wojcik

    This week we're joined again by Chris Wojcik! Chris is a black belt under Jeff Serafin and the author of The Grappler's Diary. In this episode, Chris discusses open guard leg entanglement strategies under different rulesets. Follow Chris on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/chrismwojcikhttps://www.instagram.com/thegrapplersdiary Subscribe to The Grappler's Diary:https://thegrapplersdiary.com/Resources discussed in this episode:Everything is Turtle, by Steve Kwan (requires BJJMM ...

    • 53 min
    Mini Ep. 5: The Alignment Scorecard

    Mini Ep. 5: The Alignment Scorecard

    In this week's mini-episode, we're introducing the alignment scorecard! It's a quick way to use Rob Biernacki's alignment framework to "score" your grappling and make smarter grappling decisions faster. This episode builds on the last four mini-episodes about base, posture, structure, and alignment.Further study:BJJMM Mini Ep. 1: Basehttps://podcast.bjjmentalmodels.com/243161/15022850-mini-ep-1-baseBJJMM Mini Ep. 2: Posturehttps://podcast.bjjmentalmodels.com/243161/15078064-mini-e...

    • 18 min
    Ep. 287: Automatic Grappling, feat. Cal McDonald

    Ep. 287: Automatic Grappling, feat. Cal McDonald

    This week we're joined again by Cal McDonald! Cal is a BJJ black belt under Rob Biernacki from Island Top Team and is the author of the new "BJJ Foundations" instructional alongside Stephan Kesting from Grapplearts. In this episode, Cal discusses "automatic grappling," or the science of how we can improve our reaction time and make better decisions by thinking less when we train.Email Cal:cal.mcdonald@hotmail.comGet Cal's instructional, BJJ Foundations:https://www.grapplearts.com/...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mini Ep. 4: Alignment

    Mini Ep. 4: Alignment

    In this week's mini-episode, we're introducing the concept of alignment! Alignment is Rob Biernacki's simplified concept for understanding Jiu-Jitsu and making smarter grappling decisions faster. This episode builds on the last three mini-episodes about base, posture, and structure.Further study:BJJMM Ep. 1: Alignmenthttps://bjj.plus/1BJJMM Ep. 50: Alignment 2.0, feat. Rob Biernackihttps://bjj.plus/50Jiu-Jitsu for Imbeciles, feat. Rob Biernacki (exclusively on BJJMM Premium)https:...

    • 11 min
    Ep. 286: Submission Series: Ankle Locks, feat. Lucas Wilhan

    Ep. 286: Submission Series: Ankle Locks, feat. Lucas Wilhan

    This week we're joined by Lucas Wilhan! Lucas is a black belt under Bruno Fernandes and is the head instructor at Lapel Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In this episode, Lucas joins us to break down concepts behind the ankle lock, and to discuss modern innovations and variants around this submission.Follow Lucas, Pauline, and Lapel Arts on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/lucaswilhanhttps://www.instagram.com/paulibakhttps://www.instagram.com/lapelartsCheck out Lucas' instructiona...

    • 59 min

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