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Ep. 127: Frames, feat. Matt Kwan

BJJ Mental Models

This week, Steve and Matt talk about frames.  Can you believe we made it 127 episodes deep without doing a full episode on this topic?  This is probably the most in-depth and conceptual discussion of frames you'll ever hear.Some key points about frames:Frames are a structural barrier used to keep your opponent at a distance.Frames and wedges are very similar.Frames are used for defense - as opposed to wedges, which are used for offense.Frames are strongest when "solid" - meaning there are no structural weaknesses from your joints.With frames, you don't need to block the opposing side.  With wedges, you do.Making "pointy" frames with your elbow or knee is risky because your opponent might pass your limb across your center.Mental models discussed in this episode:Core Mechanicshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/core-mechanics/Controlling the Distancehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/controlling-the-distance/Dictate the Pacehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/dictate-the-pace/Defend With Purposehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/defend-with-purpose/Force Vectorshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/force-vectors/Inside Channel Controlhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/inside-channel-control/Solid Frameshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/solid-frames/Kuzushihttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/kuzushi/Head Positionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/head-position/Surface Areahttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/surface-area/Don't forget to check out BJJ Mental Models Premium!If you love the podcast, you’ll definitely love our premium membership offerings. The podcast is truly just the tip of the iceberg – the next steps on your journey are joining our community, downloading our strategy courseware, and working with us to optimize your game.  We do all this through memberships that come in at a fraction of the cost of a single private.Our premium offerings are powered by Patreon.  Sign up here:https://patreon.com/bjjmentalmodels/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our mailing list:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/join/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Let them know you're an educated grappler with our merch:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/store/Get the latest BJJ Mental Models updates from Facebook:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/

57mins

24 May 2021

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Ep. 124: Ratchet Control, feat. Matt Kwan

BJJ Mental Models

This week, Matt and Steve talk about ratchet control: a powerful mental model for using limb rotation to break alignment.There are two directions of ratchet control:Internal rotation: Kimuras, heel hooks, reapsExternal rotation: Americanas, knee flares.While both are effective, internal rotation normally breaks alignment more than external rotation.  Internal rotation also offers a path to the back.Mental models discussed in this episode:Ratchet Controlhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/ratchet-control/Theory of Alignmenthttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/theory-of-alignment/Breaking Mechanicshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/breaking-mechanics/Inside Channel Controlhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/inside-channel-control/Limb Coilinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/limb-coiling/Don't forget to check out BJJ Mental Models Premium!If you love the podcast, you’ll definitely love our premium membership offerings. The podcast is truly just the tip of the iceberg – the next steps on your journey are joining our community, downloading our strategy courseware, and working with us to optimize your game.  We do all this through memberships that come in at a fraction of the cost of a single private.Our premium offerings are powered by Patreon.  Sign up here:https://patreon.com/bjjmentalmodels/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our mailing list:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/join/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Let them know you're an educated grappler with our merch:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/store/Get the latest BJJ Mental Models updates from Facebook:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/

1hr 1min

3 May 2021

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BJJ Mental Models of Blading, Tempo & Establishing Offensive Cycles With Matt Kwan

The Sonny Brown Breakdown

I talk to Matt Kwan who is a BJJ Black Belt under Rob Biernacki and also Co-Hosts the podcast BJJ Mental Models with his brother Steve Kwan. We discuss concepts of belt tests and grading with the differences between adults and children and then explore essential concepts used by Gordon Ryan and the DDS. These include tempo in jiu-jitsu described through the terms of offensive and defensive cycles and blading to redirect frames while attacking and how these can help you learn BJJ faster and more efficiently.

1hr 12mins

6 Nov 2020

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Episode #69 -Sam Micale, Kent Peters & Matt Kwan

FLA Exposure

Sam Micale joined us to chat about his grappling career in upstate New York and how COVID 19 has taken a toll on many businesses in the area!  Kent Peters popped by to talk with the guys about Supernatural Survival Gear and how the business and social media is keeping him going in a positive direction; along with one of Canada's best black belts, owner of On Guard Jiu Jitsu - Matt Kwan joined the round table to discuss BC and why using a platform is so important. Enjoy!

1hr 18mins

10 Jun 2020

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067 - Matt Kwan on the No Gi Competition Landscape

The Strenuous Life Podcast with Stephan Kesting

This is a great conversation I had with no gi competitor Matt Kwan in which we covered everything from domination of leglocks in the modern no gi grappling environment, to the influence of rule sets in determining the expression of a martial art, to balancing training with the rest of life life.  Give it a listen - I think you'll like it! Follow Matt on Instagram @bjj_mattk or visit his school site http://www.www.onguardfc.com

1hr 4mins

19 Jun 2017