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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.

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.

Location:

Canada

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 179: Hybrid Reverse Classrooms, feat. Lachlan Giles

5/16/2022
This week we're joined again by Lachlan Giles! Lachlan introduces the hybrid reverse classroom model that he uses for his online Jiu-Jitsu instructional platform, SUBMETA. Sign up for SUBMETA here: https://submeta.io/want Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:00:58:41

Ep. 178: Redefining High Percentage, feat. Robert Degle

5/9/2022
This week we're joined again by Robert Degle! Robert joins us for a thought piece where we question one of the biggest assumptions in Jiu-Jitsu: what does it mean for a technique to be "high percentage?" And are we defining this correctly? Robert Degle's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/RobertDegleBJJ Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:03:12

Ep. 177: Submission Series: The Arm Triangle, feat. Seph Smith

5/2/2022
This week we're joined by Seph Smith! Seph is a black belt under Ryan Hall and is the head instructor at Upstream BJJ. Seph joins us to talk about the concepts behind one of his favorite submissions: the arm triangle. Seph's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sephwillkillyou/ Seph's email: sephsmithbjj@gmail.com Arm Triangle Details with Seph Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCOXwqVePsY Ryan Hall Online: https://ryanhallonline.com/ Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:00:51:09

Ep. 176: Nutrition for BJJ, feat. Dr. Matteo Capodaglio

4/25/2022
This week we're joined by Dr. Matteo Capodaglio! Matteo is the founder of Capo Nutrition, and is the "nutritionist to the stars" for BJJ athletes such as Mikey Musumeci and Margot Ciccarelli. In this episode, Matteo provides a brief primer on nutrition for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as some mythbusting on common nutrition misconceptions. Matteo’s Linktree: https://linktr.ee/drcapodaglio Mental models discussed in this episode: https://bjjmentalmodels.com/consistency/ Don't forget to...

Duration:00:52:57

Ep. 175: Submission Series: The Guillotine, feat. "The Raspberry Ape" Daniel Strauss

4/18/2022
This week, we're joined by "The Raspberry Ape," Daniel Strauss! Daniel is a black belt under Roger Gracie and is the host of The Raspberry Ape Podcast. In this episode, Daniel breaks down the concepts behind one of his favorite submissions, and arguably one of the best overall submissions in all of Jiu-Jitsu: the guillotine choke. Daniel's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raspberry_ape/ Daniel's website: https://raspberryape.com/ The Raspberry Ape...

Duration:01:03:36

Ep. 174: Structuring a Curriculum, feat. Nick Purler

4/11/2022
This week we're joined by Nick Purler! Nick is the head coach at Purler Wrestling Academy. In this episode, Nick brings his wealth of wrestling and coaching knowledge to the podcast, discussing topics such as: structuring a curriculum, cultivating a gameplan, the coach/student relationship, and introducing wrestling into your BJJ game. Purler Wrestling's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/purlerwrestling/ Purler Wrestling Academy: https://purlerwrestling.com/ Mental models discussed...

Duration:01:11:44

Ep. 173: S&C for Elite Athletes, feat. Lucius Tirey IV

4/4/2022
This week we're joined by Lucius Tirey IV! Lucius is the strength & conditioning coach for Rafael Lovato Jr. and Xande Ribeiro. In this episode, Lucius discusses how he builds and executes strength & conditioning programs for elite-level BJJ athletes. Lucius' Instagram: https://instagram.com/greenstrengthiv/ Lucius' website: https://greenstrengthhq.com/ Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:13:32

Ep. 172: The Law of Attraction, feat. Sonny Brown

4/1/2022
In this very special episode, we're joined by Jiu-Jitsu podcaster and transcendental scholar Sonny Brown. Sonny joins us to break down the most powerful mental model of them all: the Law of Attraction. Mental models discussed in this episode: https://bjjmentalmodels.com/law-of-attraction/ 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...

Duration:00:49:30

Ep. 171: Financial Jiu-Jitsu, feat. Meg He

3/28/2022
This week we're joined by Meg He! Meg is the co-founder and co-CEO of Aday, a Forbes 30 under 30 winner, and well-known Jiu-Jiteiro. Meg joins us to share some key business concepts for grapplers looking to make a living in the gentle art. Mental models discussed in this episode: https://bjjmentalmodels.com/idea-communism/ https://bjjmentalmodels.com/race-to-the-bottom/ https://bjjmentalmodels.com/learning-modalities/ https://bjjmentalmodels.com/abundance-mindset/ Don't forget to check...

Duration:01:30:45

Ep. 170: Following Your Passion, feat. Braulio Estima

3/21/2022
This week we're joined by Braulio Estima! Braulio talks about the importance of following your passion, and explains what "clicked" for him when he burst onto the world scene at black belt. Braulio's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/braulioestima Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:00:53

Ep. 169: Submission Series: The D'Arce Choke, feat. Drew Foster

3/14/2022
This week we're joined by Drew Foster! Drew, also known as Darce_Knight on Reddit, is the host of The Neon Belly Podcast. In this episode, Drew breaks down one of his specializations: the D'Arce choke. Drew's podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1844219 Drew on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Darce_Knight Drew on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drewdarce/ Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:03:56

Ep. 168: Workshopping, feat. Malachy Friedman

3/7/2022
This week, Malachy Friedman joins us to discuss workshopping! Malachy's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/MalachyFriedman Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:19:37

Ep. 167: Position Series: Inverted Guard, feat. Nikki Sullivan

2/28/2022
This week we're joined by Nikki Sullivan! Nikki is a black belt under André Galvão and is an inverted guard specialist. Nikki breaks down the concepts behind her inverted game, which she calls "panda." Nikki's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkicuddlejitsu/ The Panda Guard by Nikki Sullivan - BJJ Fanatics: https://bjjfanatics.com/products/the-panda-guard-by-nikki-sullivan The Panda Guard Systems - Atos BJJ On Demand: https://www.atosbjjondemand.com/products/panda-guard Mental...

Duration:00:37:50

Ep. 166: Position Series: Back Control, feat. Nick "Chewy" Albin

2/21/2022
This week we're joined by Nick "Chewy" Albin! Chewy breaks down strategies and concepts for back control. The BJJ podcast crossover you never knew you needed! Chewy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chewjitsu/ Chewy's website: https://www.chewjitsu.net/ Chewy's YouTube: https://bit.ly/3sMOuM2 Chewy's back control playlist: https://bit.ly/36fAra3 Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:07:07

Ep. 165: Behavior Analysis, feat. Dr. Antonio Harrison

2/14/2022
This week we're joined by Dr. Antonio Harrison! Antonio, affectionately known as "Coach Doc," holds a PhD in behavior analysis, and has a wealth of experience in sports coaching. Doc introduces us to the field of behavior analysis, and shares lessons on how coaches can bring out the best in their athletes. Doc's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onecoachdoc/ Doc's website: https://www.muchlovealways.com/ Supernatural: https://www.getsupernatural.com/ Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:03:37

Ep. 164: S&C for Normal People, feat. Leanne Pedante

2/7/2022
This week we're joined by Leanne Pedante! Leanne is the Head of Fitness at Supernatural. Leanne shares her philosophy for making strength & conditioning accessible and fun for the non-athletes among us. Leanne's Instagram: https://instagram.com/leannepedante Leanne's website: https://www.leannepedante.com/ Supernatural: https://www.getsupernatural.com/ Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:18:32

Ep. 163: Training with Constraints, feat. Mark Harari

1/31/2022
This week we're joined by Mark Harari! Mark is the owner of Pulse Fitness Studio, coach on Supernatural, and a reputed celebrity fitness trainer. Mark joins us to explain how fitness programs are structured to accommodate the needs of individuals with real-life constraints around their training, such as limited time, physical constraints, or work requirements. Mark's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markpulse/ Mark's website: https://www.markharari.com/ Mental models discussed in...

Duration:01:00:22

Ep. 162: The Language of Coaching, feat. Nick Winkelman

1/24/2022
This week we're joined by Dr. Nick Winkelman! Nick is the author of The Language of Coaching and the Head of Athletic Performance at Irish Rugby. In this episode, Nick shares concepts that coaches can use to maximize athletic performance in their students. Topics discussed include: Types of cues: internal, external, analogy. The "long loop" for teaching new movements: describe it, demonstrate it, cue it, do it, debrief it. The "short loop" for those familiar with the cue: cue it, do it,...

Duration:01:05:10

Ep. 161: Pressure Concepts, feat. Xande Ribeiro

1/17/2022
This week we're joined by Xande Ribeiro! Xande joins us to discuss the concepts behind pressure: one of the most potent weapons in Jiu-Jitsu. Xande's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xanderibeirojj/ Six Blades Jiu-Jitsu: https://www.instagram.com/sixbladesjiujitsu/ Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:01:31

Ep. 160: Wrestling for BJJ, feat. Sara McMann

1/10/2022
This week we're joined by Olympic wrestler and UFC fighter Sara McMann! Sara explains how Jiu-Jiteiros can level up their wrestling in BJJ. Follow Sara McMann on Instagram: https://instagram.com/saramcmann Mental models discussed in this...

Duration:01:00:32