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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. 95: Conflict Mindset, feat. Sergeant Major Seb Lavoie - Part 1

    Ep. 95: Conflict Mindset, feat. Sergeant Major Seb Lavoie - Part 1

    This week on the podcast, we're joined once again by Sergeant Major Seb Lavoie.  Seb shares his expertise on the mindset required to manage conflict.  We also discuss a dozen hypotheticals about getting into a scuffle while waiting in line at the bank...

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Ep. 94: The Champion's Mindset, feat. Travis Stevens

    Ep. 94: The Champion's Mindset, feat. Travis Stevens

    This week, Steve and Matt are joined by Olympian and Judo legend Travis Stevens.  Travis shares how he developed the kind of champion's mindset required to succeed at the highest levels.Mental models discussed in this episode:Levels of...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ep. 93: Teaching Kids, feat. Cal McDonald

    Ep. 93: Teaching Kids, feat. Cal McDonald

    This week, Steve and Matt are joined by Cal McDonald to discuss best practices for educating kids.  In addition to being a black belt under Rob Biernacki, Cal is a specialist in creating educational frameworks for children.  Cal shares his knowledge on...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep. 92: Integrating New Techniques, feat. Jon Thomas

    Ep. 92: Integrating New Techniques, feat. Jon Thomas

    This week, Steve and Matt are joined by Jon Thomas, the legendary black belt and BJJ instructor.  Steve, Matt, and Jon have a spirited discussion about the best way to integrate new techniques into your game.  We also discuss the limitations of...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 91: Single vs. Double Lever Control

    Ep. 91: Single vs. Double Lever Control

    This week, Steve and Matt break down the differences between single and double lever control.  In general, single lever control affords more damage, whereas double lever control affords more control.Learn more about this mental model...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 90: Expertise, feat. Rob Biernacki

    Ep. 90: Expertise, feat. Rob Biernacki

    This week, Steve is once again joined by Rob Biernacki from Island Top Team.  If you follow Rob, you know how passionate he is about respecting expertise and calling out impostors.  We live in a world where identifying expertise is harder - and more...

    • 1 hr 54 min

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