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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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    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

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. 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
    Ep. 73: Stress Management

    Ep. 73: Stress Management

    This week Steve and Matt talk about stress.  Stress is a fact of life, and it can be a tool for growth if used properly.Some techniques for managing stress:ExercisingEating wellSleepingControlled breathingMindfulnessChallenging yourself regularlyMaking...

    • 59 min
    Ep. 72: Technique Chaining

    Ep. 72: Technique Chaining

    As we've learned from Street Fighter, combos are important.  A single technique in isolation is not as effective as a series of chained attacks.There are two ways you can chain attacks together: in a sequence, or in parallel.Mental models discussed in...

    • 57 min
    Ep. 71: Controlled Breathing

    Ep. 71: Controlled Breathing

    This week, Steve and Matt cover a commonly requested topic: controlling your breathing.  It's a great technique for energy regulation, overcoming fear, and improving general well-being.Mental models discussed in this episode:Controlled...

    • 52 min
    Ep. 70: Staying Loose

    Ep. 70: Staying Loose

    Learning to stay loose is one of the quickest ways to improve your Jiu-Jitsu.  This week, Steve and Matt explain the importance of staying loose, how to develop awareness of when you're too tense, and when it's appropriate to use tension.Why you should...

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

jessegraham004 ,

New outlook on jiu jitsu

This podcast is hands down the best bjj podcast I’ve listened to. Matt and Steve talk about bjj in a way that I’ve yet to hear before. I’ve gotten answers to questions I didn’t know how to ask and from this, I have fixed holes in my game that I didn’t previously understand.

There scientific approach to the game of jiu jitsu has added an entirely new way for me to understand the positions , transitions, movements and submissions of jiu jitsu.

I highly recommend anyone listen to this podcast if they want to accelerate there progression though art of bjj

Ken Postnikoff ,

Exellent Podcast on Underserved Jiu Jitsu Topics!

Matt and Steve dive deep into topics not usually covered by Jiu Jitsu Podcasts or interviews; their discussions of concepts, learning/teaching methodologies, and overal mental models is almost like learning Jiu Jitsu all over again in a whole new way!

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