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[GUEST] BJJ Mental Models with Steve Kwan šŸ¢šŸ§ šŸˆ

The Mental Arts

This title isn't totally there to game the algorithms...Ā  Steve Kwan teaches and trains atĀ Ascension Martial Arts.Ā  Steve is a black belt underĀ Don WhitefieldĀ from West Coast Martial Arts. BJJ MENTAL MODELS PODCAST:Ā  https://podcast.bjjmentalmodels.com/ BJJ MENTAL MODELS DATABASE: https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Ā  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thementalarts/message


11 Jan 2021

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290 - Cult Behaviour in Jiu-Jitsu, with Steve Kwan from BJJ Mental Models

The Strenuous Life Podcast with Stephan Kesting

Steve Kwan from BJJ Mental Models comes onto the podcast to discuss cult behaviour in BJJ, good and bad club cultures, and the big picture behind effective jiu-jitsu training. "I consider cults to be any organization that uses unscrupulous tactics to manipulate the members for the benefit of the founders or the people higher up in the chain." "People always tell you that jiu-jitsu builds character and makes you a better person. That is not true.Ā  Jiu-jitsu gives you confidence and makes you a bolder, more assertive version of the person that you already are.Ā  And whether thatā€™s a good person or a bad person is up to you." "In a time when things are as uncertain as they have ever been in our lives, we crave certainty. If someone can promise you certainty in an uncertain time especially if they can confirm what deep down you've always believed to be true, you're going to gravitate towards them and it shuts off part of your brain."

1hr 35mins

14 Oct 2020

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Efficiency in Learning Techniques, Making Decisions and Mental Models for BJJ With Steve Kwan

The Sonny Brown Breakdown

I talk to Steve Kwan. Steve is one half of the excellent podcast BJJ Mental Models, he is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and works professionally at a tech company improving efficiency in process and operations. We discuss how he has taken lessons learned there and with the use of mental models how they can be applied to learning techniques and making decisions for jiu-jitsu. Also, how parameters and constraints can benefit learning and if the influx of information from social media and instructional could possibly benefit or harm the growth or development of Jiu-Jitsu training.

1hr 7mins

8 Sep 2020

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Steve Kwan of BJJ Mental Models

Forever White Belt

Welcome to episode 2 of Forever White Belt, in this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Steve Kwan, co-host of my favorite BJJ podcast BJJ Mental Models. Steve is a black belt underĀ Don WhitefieldĀ fromĀ West Coast Martial Arts and he teaches and trains atĀ Ascension Martial Arts in British Columbia, Canada. Iā€™m a huge fan of his and his brother's podcast BJJ Mental Models where they discuss Conceptual Jiu Jitsu in a highly effective technical and humor filled way. Some of the funnier moments for me were their discussions on taint sweeps, Steveā€™s jumping to turtle, and constant cat interruptions during recording. His brother and co-host, Matt KwanĀ is an Academy owner, competitor and black belt under Rob Bernaki and author of Modern Jiu Jitsu an instructional on Grapplearts. As you will hear Steve has the gift of being a highly effective communicator and speaker. I honestly think you could put a mic in front of him, pick a topic and you would probably have a hit podcast or radio show. I also think the majority of BJJ hobbyists will and do identify with him because he is exactly that, a hobbyist, a full time working regular guy with a family and obligations not some super athlete who spends all of his waking hours engrossed in BJJ. And it is that particular lens that will appeal to so many of you, because he has very interesting insights in a vast array of topics such as how he got his black belt, the logistics of starting and running a growing Jiu Jitsu podcast, life under Covid, and what makes the BC Canadian Jiu Jitsu community so special. That being said we are all still waiting with bated breath for his Turtle instructional. Other Links Mentioned: The BJJ Mental Models Database Logo Making Site Logaster--- This episode is sponsored by Ā· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/foreverwhitebelt/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/foreverwhitebelt/support

1hr 15mins

20 Aug 2020

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CLP09 - How the Lean Startup Methodology Can Enhance Your Teaching & Learning Abilities w/ Steve Kwan

Combat Learning Podcast

My guest today is Steve Kwan, co-host of the BJJ Mental Models podcast and a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt. In this episode, Steve reveals how the universal principles from the so-called "Lean Startup Methodology" can vastly enhance not only your ability as an instructor but your your ability to do self-directed learning, too. This episode has very unique subject matter and is a blast to think about. So if you're excited to dive in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher now! --- Join the Combat Learning Newsletter now: combatlearning.com/newsletter --- Where to find Steve... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3JMczv6cufhxjeq2D8ANjQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels Website: https://bjjmentalmodels.com/ --- Thank you so much for listening! Ā  If you have any feedback, you can email me at josh@combatlearning.com or send me a message on facebook.com/combatlearning. Ā Ā  Now real quick before I go -- can I ask you a huge favor? If you got value from this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcasting platform. So many shows pop up and fizzle out, and we're talking about stuff that almost nobody is talking about, so leaving us a review helps us a ton! Thanks in advance, and I'll see you on the next episode! --- Produced by Micah Peacock


29 May 2020