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BJJ Mental Models

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.

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Ep. 286: Submission Series: Ankle Locks, feat. Lucas Wilhan
This week we're joined by Lucas Wilhan!  Lucas is a black belt under Bruno Fernandes and is the head instructor at Lapel Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  In this episode, Lucas joins us to break down concepts behind the ankle lock, and to discuss modern innovations and variants around this submission.Follow Lucas, Pauline, and Lapel Arts on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/lucaswilhanhttps://www.instagram.com/paulibakhttps://www.instagram.com/lapelartsCheck out Lucas' instructional on Teachable:https://lapelartsonline-s-school.teachable.com/Train with Lucas at Lapel Arts:https://www.lapelarts.ca/Mental models discussed in this episode:Predictable Responseshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/predictable-responses/Breaking Mechanicshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/breaking-mechanics/Myopiahttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/myopia/Committed Techniqueshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/committed-techniques/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
59:15 5/27/24
Mini Ep. 3: Structure
In this week's mini-episode, we're introducing the concept of structure!  Structure means the ability to effectively utilize your limbs.  This episode builds on the last two mini-episodes about base and posture.Further study:BJJMM Ep. 1: Alignmenthttps://bjj.plus/1BJJMM Ep. 50: Alignment 2.0, feat. Rob Biernackihttps://bjj.plus/50Get our Intro to Mechanics audio course, normally $79, FREE:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/freeintroDon'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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/
08:53 5/23/24
Ep. 285: Pulling the Trigger, feat. Dr. Jooyoung Lee
This week we're joined by Dr. Jooyoung Lee!  Jooyoung is a BJJ black belt, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, and an accredited expert in the sociological study of violence.  In this episode, Jooyoung discusses the science behind "pulling the trigger" when grappling, how to be more aggressive in the moment, and how to avoid becoming flustered in the face of your opponent's aggression.Follow Jooyoung on social media:https://www.instagram.com/joojitsuleehttps://www.threads.net/@joojitsuleeJooyoung's website:https://www.jooyoungkimlee.com/Resources discussed in this episode:Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central, by Dr. Jooyoung Leehttps://amzn.to/3yz0QO2Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory, by Randall Collinshttps://amzn.to/3wGWtQwBJJMM Ep. 275: The Roadhouse Choke, feat. Rob Biernackihttps://bjj.plus/275Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer, by Loïc Wacquanthttps://amzn.to/4bqCPY6Ways of the Hand, by David Sudnowhttps://amzn.to/3ynFKCdThe Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkinhttps://amzn.to/4bKlk4GMental models discussed in this episode:Consistencyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/consistency/Law of Contrasthttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/law-of-contrast/Building Your Triggershttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/building-your-triggers/Visualizationhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/visualization/Making Smaller Circleshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/making-smaller-circles/Survival Modehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/survival-mode/Mindfulnesshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/mindfulness/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
61:54 5/20/24
Mini Ep. 2: Posture
In this week's mini-episode, we're introducing the concept of posture!  Let's talk about what posture means in the context of Jiu-Jitsu, why it's so important, and how managing posture improves both your defense and offense.  This episode builds on last week's mini-episode about base.Further study:BJJMM Ep. 1: Alignmenthttps://bjj.plus/1BJJMM Ep. 50: Alignment 2.0, feat. Rob Biernackihttps://bjj.plus/50Get our Intro to Mechanics audio course, normally $79, FREE:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/freeintroDon'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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/
09:45 5/16/24
Ep. 284: Stop Being Nice, feat. Beatrice Jin
This week we're joined by Beatrice Jin!  Beatrice is a coach at Kogaion Academy in Virginia, an outstanding brown belt professional competitor, and the operator of America's longest-running women's open mat.  In this episode, Beatrice explains how unaggressive grapplers can shed that passive mindset, "stop being nice," and weaponize the strategic meanness needed to excel at high-level Jiu-Jitsu.Follow Beatrice on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/berimbozoFollow Kogaion Academy on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/kogaion_academyCheck out Beatrice's matches on FloGrappling:https://www.flograppling.com/search?q=beatrice%20jinBuy Beatrice's awesome stickers:https://buttscooterjiujitsu.com/Mental models discussed in this episode:Body Tetheringhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/body-tethering/Momentumhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/momentum/Curse of Knowledgehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/curse-of-knowledge/You Are What You Trainhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/you-are-what-you-train/Abundance Mindsethttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/abundance-mindset/Respect Your Opponenthttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/respect-your-opponent/Ulysses Contractshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/ulysses-contracts/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
65:27 5/13/24
Mini Ep. 1: Base
We're launching a brand new mini-podcast!  Once a week, we'll publish a brief explanation of a key mental model for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  This week we're talking about base, one of the core elements from Rob Biernacki's theory of alignment.Further study:BJJMM Ep. 1: Alignmenthttps://bjj.plus/1BJJMM Ep. 50: Alignment 2.0, feat. Rob Biernackihttps://bjj.plus/50Get our Intro to Mechanics audio course, normally $79, FREE:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/freeintro 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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/
12:18 5/9/24
Ep. 283: The Art of the Gameplan, feat. Dominyka Obelenyte
This week we're joined again by Dominyka Obelenyte!  Dom is a black belt under Marcelo Garcia, a 4x black belt and 10x overall world champion, and a longtime BJJ Mental Models collaborator and coach.  In this episode, Dominyka breaks down mental models for Jiu-Jitsu gameplanning alongside her new Digitsu instructional, The Art of the Gameplan.Get Dom's gameplanning instructional on Digitsu:https://digitsu.com/programs/art-of-the-gameplan-dominyka-obelenyteFollow Dom on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/domdabomburmomCheck out Dominyka's art:https://www.dominyka-art.com/Resources discussed in this episode:Million Dollar Weekend, by Noah Kaganhttps://noahkagan.com/mdwbook/Mental models discussed in this episode:Inversionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/inversion/Asymmetric Warfarehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/asymmetric-warfare/Win Conditionshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/win-conditions/Ecological Dynamicshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/ecological-dynamics/Investing in Losshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/investing-in-loss/Kaizenhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/kaizen/Habits Over Resultshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/habits-over-results/Consistencyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/consistency/Train With Purposehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/train-with-purpose/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
72:22 5/6/24
BONUS: Get our BJJ Intro to Mechanics course free!
Get our Intro to Mechanics audio course, normally $79, FREE:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/freeintro 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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
00:46 4/30/24
Ep. 282: Champions Stay Present, feat. Josh McKinney
This week we're joined again by Josh McKinney!  Josh is a coach at HeadnodHQ in Illinois and a black belt under Kyle Watson.  In this episode, Josh breaks down his "Champions Stay Present" coaching strategy: a mindfulness-based method to help athletes achieve their best performance and mental state.Follow Josh on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thejoshmckinneyCheck out the I Suck At Jiu Jitsu Show:https://www.youtube.com/@JoshMcKinneyhttps://www.instagram.com/isuckatjiujitsushowResources mentioned in this episode:BJJMM Ep. 227: Designated Winners, feat. Josh McKinneyhttps://bjj.plus/227Essentialism, by Greg McKeownhttps://gregmckeown.com/books/essentialism/The Purler Way audio course (requires BJJMM Premium)https://bjjmentalmodels.com/products/the-purler-way-feat-nick-purler/Headspacehttps://www.headspace.com/Mental models discussed in this episode:Mindfulnesshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/mindfulness/Visualizationhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/visualization/Hick's Lawhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/hicks-law/Concepts Over Techniqueshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/concepts-over-techniques/Consistencyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/consistency/Ecological Dynamicshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/ecological-dynamics/Cognitive Dissonancehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/cognitive-dissonance/Building Your Triggershttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/building-your-triggers/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
62:42 4/29/24
Ep. 281: Safe Stacking, feat. Mike "Dr. Kickass" Piekarski
This week we're joined again by Dr. Mike Piekarski!  Better known as "Doctor Kickass" on Instagram, Mike is a BJJ black belt under Henry Akins and is a Doctor of Physical Therapy.  In this episode, we discuss ways to safely apply the stack pass and reduce your risk of injury while defending it.Follow Mike on social:https://www.instagram.com/doctor_kickasshttps://www.facebook.com/mike.piekarski.50Work with Mike:https://linktr.ee/doctor_kickassMental models discussed in this episode:Economy of Motionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/economy-of-motion/Static vs. Dynamic Controlhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/static-vs-dynamic-control/Body Tetheringhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/body-tethering/Return on Investmenthttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/return-on-investment/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
60:23 4/22/24
Ep. 280: Simplifying the Art, feat. Giles Garcia
This week we're joined by Giles Garcia!  Giles is the head coach at Ronin Grappling in Glasgow, Scotland.  In this episode, Giles explains why it's so important that coaches help their students simplify their thinking surrounding Jiu-Jitsu.Follow Giles on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/el_guancheTrain with Giles at Ronin Grappling:https://roningrappling.com/Learn from Giles online at BJJ Codex:https://www.bjjcodex.com/Resources discussed in this episode:White Belt Survival Course w/ Christian Graugarthttps://youtu.be/vOznf6T9B8IMental models discussed in this episode:Concepts Over Techniqueshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/concepts-over-techniques/Elbow-Knee Connectionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/elbow-knee-connection/Ecological Psychologyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/ecological-psychology/Incremental Learninghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/incremental-learning/Cognitive Loadhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/cognitive-load/Consistencyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/consistency/Gamificationhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/gamification/Grips Dictate Positionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/grips-dictate-position/Grip Inversionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/grip-inversion/Priit's 45° Rulehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/priits-45-rule/Inside Channel Controlhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/inside-channel-control/The Map Is Not the Territoryhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/the-map-is-not-the-territory/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
90:27 4/15/24
Ep. 279: Passing Strategies, feat. Stuart Cooper
This week we're joined by Stuart Cooper!  Stuart is best known for his incredible Jiu-Jitsu documentaries, but he's also an outstanding black belt with a deadly guard passing game.  In this episode, Stuart joins us to discuss some of the best styles and strategies for passing the guard.Follow Stuart on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/stuartcooperfilmsSubscribe to Stuart's YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/stuartcooperfilmsSupport Stuart's work on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/StuartCooperFilmsResources discussed in this episode:Less Impressed More Involved — YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/@LIMIBJJDemetrious Johnson — YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/135mightymouseMental models discussed in this episode:Technique Chaininghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/technique-chaining/Types of Guardhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/types-of-guard/Mirrored Stanceshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/mirrored-stances/Dictate the Pacehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/dictate-the-pace/Inside Channel Controlhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/inside-channel-control/Controlling the Distancehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/controlling-the-distance/Overwhelming Forcehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/overwhelming-force/Mask Your Intentionshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/mask-your-intentions/Dilemmahttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/dilemma/Elbow-Knee Connectionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/elbow-knee-connection/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
61:07 4/8/24
BONUS: Grappling With Confidence, feat. Jozef Chen
We're giving you a bonus episode because yesterday's release was an April Fools' Day joke. 🤣This episode is the second in a new BJJ Mental Models Premium series: Grappling With Confidence.  In this episode, we're joined by breakout star and 2023 ADCC European champion Jozef Chen!  Jozef discusses the importance of confidence for building resilience, the challenges faced by high-profile grapplers, and strategies for compartmentalization.Follow Jozef on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/jozefchenjjWatch Jozef on the B Team YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/@BTeamJiuJitsuResources mentioned in this episode:BJJMM Ep. 221: Getting Better Faster, feat. Jozef Chenhttps://bjj.plus/221How Jozef Chen is Changing BJJ — Alec Bauldinghttps://youtu.be/p0kK1JlC8GwBJJMM Ep. 257: Mindset for Betas, feat. Rob Biernackihttps://bjj.plus/257The Chimp Paradox, by Dr. Steve Petershttps://amzn.to/43xb8KbLess Impressed More Involved x BJJMM collab podcasthttps://bit.ly/3VwYxoiDon'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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
64:38 4/2/24
Ep. 278: Offensive BJJ, feat. Priit Mihkelson
This week we're joined again by Priit Mihkelson, formerly of Defensive BJJ!  In this episode, Priit shares some shocking news: he is abandoning his study of defensive Jiu-Jitsu.  We discuss Priit's new focus on 100% offensive BJJ, including topics such as: flash submissions, attacking from inside the guard, winning by injury stoppage, and biting mechanics.Follow Priit on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/priit_mihkelsonSign up for Defensive BJJ (soon to be rebranded Offensive BJJ):https://defensivebjj.com/Mental models discussed in this episode:Submission Over Positionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/submission-over-position/Victory by Injuryhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/victory-by-injury/Biting Mechanicshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/biting-mechanics/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
36:47 4/1/24
Ep. 277: The Jiu-Jitsu "Happy Pill," feat. Mike Jaramillo
This week we're joined by Mike Jaramillo!  Mike is John Danaher's first black belt and the advanced no gi instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York.  In this episode, Mike discusses Jiu-Jitsu's power as a "happy pill" to enhance mental health, combat depression, and bring people together.Follow Mike on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mikejaramillo_bjjFollow The Happy Pill Project on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thehappypillprojectSupport The Happy Pill Project:https://linktr.ee/thehappypillprojectSupport the We Defy Foundation:https://wedefyfoundation.org/Mental models discussed in this episode:Mindfulnesshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/mindfulness/Incremental Learninghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/incremental-learning/ 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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
62:06 3/25/24
BONUS: Marcelo Garcia on The Highest Levels
This episode was originally for BJJ Mental Models Premium subscribers, but you're getting it for free!  The Highest Levels is a BJJMM Premium podcast on peak performance hosted by Emily Kwok and Joe Hannan.  In this episode, Emily is joined by arguably the greatest pound-for-pound grappler in the history of the sport, Marcelo Garcia.  I really don't have any words to describe this one - give it a listen.Follow Marcelo on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/marcelogarciajiujitsu/Follow Emily on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/emilykwokbjj/Follow Joe on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/bjj_meditations/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/
96:08 3/21/24
Ep. 276: Polarity Mapping, feat. Emily Kwok
This week we're joined again by Emily Kwok!  Emily is a peak performance consultant and multi-time BJJ black belt world champion representing Marcelo Garcia.  In this episode, Emily introduces polarity mapping: a powerful tool for understanding nuance and breaking through either/or thinking.  We discuss polarities in Jiu-Jitsu, such as: tension/slack, fast/slow, retraction/extension, holding on/letting go, and concepts/techniques.Emily's website:https://www.emilykwok.com/Emily's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/emilykwokbjjResources discussed in this episode:BJJMM Ep. 121: Kegan's Theory of Adult Development, feat. David Zeitlerhttps://bjj.plus/121Polarity Management, by Barry Johnsonhttps://amzn.to/3PpPMspMental models discussed in this episode:Probabilistic Thinkinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/probabilistic-thinking/Staying Loosehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/staying-loose/Limb Coilinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/limb-coiling/Shuharihttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/shuhari/Concepts Over Techniqueshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/concepts-over-techniques/Theory of Alignmenthttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/theory-of-alignment/Force Compressionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/force-compression/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
59:26 3/18/24
Ep. 275: Submission Series: The Roadhouse Choke, feat. Rob Biernacki
This week we're joined again by Rob Biernacki!  Fresh off winning his first world championship at 2023 IBJJF No Gi Worlds in the masters 4 black belt middleweight division, Rob joins us to unveil a new submission he's been developing for the past year: the roadhouse choke.  It's a modified throat post choke that Rob recently used successfully in competition, and it's surprisingly legal under most rulesets.Watch Rob's demonstration of the roadhouse choke:https://youtu.be/5-WKLUfG2H4Watch Rob use the roadhouse choke in competition:https://youtu.be/1AyB89AzkDsBuy Rob's roadhouse choke instructional:https://bjjconcepts.net/roadhouseFollow Rob on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/islandtopteam Mental models discussed in this episode:Do What Workshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/do-what-works/Choking Mechanicshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/choking-mechanics/Predictable Responseshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/predictable-responses/Committed Techniqueshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/committed-techniques/Opening Salvoshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/opening-salvos/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
61:27 3/11/24
Getting the most from BJJ Mental Models
We make a LOT of educational Jiu-Jitsu content here at BJJ Mental Models!  Whether you're into our free resources or a BJJMM Premium subscriber, here's a playbook on how to best use ALL our content to become a better grappler.Watch this on YouTube to see the visuals:https://youtu.be/4vbreoHjVR8Here's a link to the course mentioned in this episode:https://bit.ly/436VPrbDon'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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Use code THANKYOU for 50% off your first month!Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
27:44 3/6/24
Ep. 274: How Coaches Communicate, feat. David Porter
This week we're joined by David Porter!  David is a black belt under Pedro Sauer and manages XCAL Martial Arts in Ashburn, Virginia.  In this episode, David discusses the importance of choosing your coaching language carefully.  David shares best practices such as: focusing on evergreen mechanics, clarity in language, aligning with student goals, avoiding complacency, and naming conventions. Follow David on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/lanky_mongooseTrain with David at XCAL:https://xcal.com/Check out David's instructionals on BJJ Fanatics:https://bjjfanatics.com/collections/all/fighter_dave-porterMental models discussed in this episode:Cognitive Loadhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/cognitive-load/Tokui Wazahttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/tokui-waza/Concepts Over Techniqueshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/concepts-over-techniques/Survivorship Biashttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/survivorship-bias/The Map Is Not the Territoryhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/the-map-is-not-the-territory/Curse of Knowledgehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/curse-of-knowledge/Naming Conceptshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/naming-concepts/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
83:19 3/4/24
Ep. 273: Position as Submission, feat. Sebastian Brosche
This week we're joined by black belt and Yoga for BJJ founder Sebastian Brosche!  Sebastian joins us to break down one of our favorite strategies: position as submission.  The meta is increasingly evolving to appreciate the importance of submission-level pressure.  In this episode, we explain why that is and how to do it.Follow Sebastian on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/yogaforbjjSubscribe to Yoga for BJJ on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/yogaforbjjJoin Yoga for BJJ:https://yogaforbjj.net/join_usBecome a Yoga for BJJ instructor:https://yogaforbjj.teachable.com/Mental models discussed in this episode:Controlled Breathinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/controlled-breathing/80/20 Rulehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/80-20-rule/Probabilistic Thinkinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/probabilistic-thinking/Dictate the Pacehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/dictate-the-pace/Pattern Interruptshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/pattern-interrupts/Static vs. Dynamic Controlhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/static-vs-dynamic-control/Position Over Submissionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/position-over-submission/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
64:22 2/26/24
Ep. 272: Common Jiu-Jitsu Mistakes, feat. Matt Kwan
This week, Brother Matt joins us again to break down common Jiu-Jitsu mistakes such as failing to regulate tension, failing to fight for the inside channel, failing to manage the distance, failing to set goals, believing your coach knows everything, and failing to clear your trademark with JT Torres.Follow Matt on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/onguardbjjJoin the On Guard BJJ Online Academy:https://onguardbjj.com/p/onlineResources mentioned in this episode:The Fastest Way: To Become An Effective Guard Passer (No Gi), by John Danaherhttps://bit.ly/3wnnXKzLongstep Masterclass, by Tainan Dalprahttps://bit.ly/42YJSEhMental models discussed in this episode:Staying Loosehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/staying-loose/Constant and Variable Tensionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/constant-and-variable-tension/Force Compressionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/force-compression/Inside Channel Controlhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/inside-channel-control/Controlling the Distancehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/controlling-the-distance/Seated vs. Supine Guardshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/seated-vs-supine-guards/Layers of Guardhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/layers-of-guard/Grips Dictate Positionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/grips-dictate-position/Phases of Passinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/phases-of-passing/Do What Workshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/do-what-works/Feedback Loophttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/feedback-loop/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
72:10 2/19/24
Ep. 271: High-Functioning Anxiety in BJJ, feat. Kristina Barlaan
This week we're joined again by Kristina Barlaan!  Kristina is a black belt under Caio Terra, and is a passionate advocate for mental health in the Jiu-Jitsu community.  In this episode, Kristina joins us to speak candidly about her personal experiences with high-functioning anxiety as a Jiu-Jitsu coach and athlete.Follow Kristina on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/kbjiujitsuEmail Kristina:kristina@kbjiujitsu.com Connect with Erin Herle for mental performance coaching:https://erinherle.com/Feb 25 2024: Train with Kristina & Erin in Queens NY!https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/ (Event is a fundraiser in support of Shama Ko, Program Director at Girls in Gis, during her battle with cancer)Mental models discussed in this episode:Resulting Fallacyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/resulting/ Psychological Safetyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/psychological-safety/Stress and Recoveryhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/stress-and-recovery/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
64:22 2/12/24
Ep. 270: The 3 Joint Rule, feat. Jeff Shaw
This week we're joined again by Jeff Shaw!  Jeff is the head instructor at Bellingham BJJ and the co-creator of the "Creating Gym Culture" series on BJJ Mental Models Premium.  In this episode, Jeff joins us to break down the 3 Joint Rule: a critical mental model for understanding how to control your opponent's limbs.Follow Jeff and Bellingham BJJ on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/jeffmshawhttps://www.instagram.com/bellinghambjjTrain with Jeff at Bellingham BJJ:https://bellinghambjj.com/Resources discussed in this episode:The 3 Joint Rule — BJJ Mental Modelshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/3-joint-rule/Creating Gym Culture (requires BJJMM Premium)https://www.bjjmentalmodels.com/products/creating-gym-culture-feat-jeff-shawMental models discussed in this episode:3 Joint Rulehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/3-joint-rule/Concepts Over Techniqueshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/concepts-over-techniques/Position Over Submissionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/position-over-submission/Probabilistic Thinkinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/probabilistic-thinking/Predictable Responseshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/predictable-responses/Grips Dictate Positionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/grips-dictate-position/Resulting Fallacyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/resulting/Elbow-Knee Connectionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/elbow-knee-connection/Double Troublehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/double-trouble/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
72:25 2/5/24
Ep. 269: Position Series: The Honey Badger, feat. Josh "Kintanon" Wentworth
This week we're joined again by Josh "Kintanon" Wentworth!  Josh joins us to break down a powerful and underloved position: the honey badger.  This is effectively when you "turtle" inside your opponent's guard and dig for a double under or stack pass.  It's an amazing tactic for opening and passing the guard, especially against larger opponents.Follow Josh on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/apexconyers/Argue with Josh on Reddit:https://www.reddit.com/user/kintanonTrain with Josh at Apex MMA:https://www.apexconyers.com/Resources discussed in this episode:Jiu-Jitsu for Hobbits, feat. Josh Wentworth (requires BJJMM Premium):https://www.bjjmentalmodels.com/products/jiu-jitsu-for-hobbits-feat-josh-kintanon-wentworthBJJMM Camp 2023 recorded sessions (requires BJJMM Premium):https://www.bjjmentalmodels.com/products/camps-seminarsJosh's Knee Shield Half Guard instructionals:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/kneeshieldhalf (Gi)https://vimeo.com/ondemand/kneeshieldnogi (No gi)Mental models discussed in this episode:Limb Coilinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/limb-coiling/Predictable Responseshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/predictable-responses/Inside Channel Controlhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/inside-channel-control/Elbow-Knee Connectionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/elbow-knee-connection/Surface Areahttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/surface-area/Leading Edgeshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/leading-edges/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
65:20 1/29/24
Ep. 268: When to Optimize, feat. Edwin "Junny" Ocasio
This week we're joined by Edwin "Junny" Ocasio!  Fresh off his first world championship win, Junny joins us to expand on a conversation he had with Emily Kwok on The Highest Levels (an ongoing BJJMM Premium podcast).In this episode, Junny explains how he thinks about optimization, when to dig deeper into optimizing an area of his game, and how to avoid over-optimizing.Follow Junny on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/junny_bjjSubscribe to Junny's YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/junnyocasioGet Junny's instructionals on BJJ Fanatics:https://bjjfanatics.com/collections/instructional-videos/fighter_junny-ocasioMental models discussed in this episode:Consistencyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/consistency/Diminishing Returnshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/diminishing-returns/Concepts Over Techniqueshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/concepts-over-techniques/Ecological Psychologyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/ecological-psychology/Do What Workshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/do-what-works/Shuharihttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/shuhari/Funnelinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/funneling/Cognitive Loadhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/cognitive-load/You Are What You Trainhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/you-are-what-you-train/Self-Competitionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/self-competition/Intentionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/intention/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
67:07 1/22/24
Ep. 267: Jiu-Jitsu Mythbusting, feat. Greg Souders
This week we're joined again by Greg Souders!  In this episode, Greg joins us to bust some common Jiu-Jitsu myths, including: the "win or learn" debate, why teaching with "training wheels" doesn't work, the problem with instructionals, and whether belts matter.Follow Greg and Standard Jiu-Jitsu on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gdsoudershttps://www.instagram.com/standardjiujitsuResources discussed in this episode:BJJMM Ep. 203: Evidence-Based Coaching, feat. Greg Soudershttps://bjj.plus/203 BJJMM Ep. 206: How We Learn to Move, feat. Dr. Rob Grayhttps://bjj.plus/206The Primal MMA Coaching Podcasthttps://theprimalmmacoachingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Jim Carrey Karate instructor skit on In Living Colorhttps://youtu.be/h_vvI26NnwEMental models discussed in this episode:You Are What You Trainhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/you-are-what-you-train/Perception-Action Couplinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/perception-action-coupling/Do What Workshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/do-what-works/Concepts Over Techniqueshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/concepts-over-techniques/Critical Control Pointshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/critical-control-points/Self-Competitionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/self-competition/Intentionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/intention/Kaizenhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/kaizen/Feedback Loophttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/feedback-loop/Constraints-Led Approachhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/constraints-led-approach/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
68:57 1/15/24
Ep. 266: From Student to Teacher, feat. Alec Baulding
This week we're joined by Alec Baulding!  Alec is a black belt under Romero Cavalcanti, an accomplished competitor, and a reputed YouTube content creator.  In this episode, Alec shares his thoughts on the journey from Jiu-Jitsu student to teacher.Subscribe to Alec's YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/AlecBauldingFollow Alec on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/alecbauldingGet Alec's instructionals on his website and BJJ Fanatics:https://www.alecbaulding.com/https://bjjfanatics.com/collections/alec-bauldingResources mentioned in this episode: How Jozef Chen is Changing BJJ — YouTubehttps://youtu.be/p0kK1JlC8GwInstagram accounts suggested by Alec https://www.instagram.com/dubious_domhttps://www.instagram.com/jonthomasbjjhttps://www.instagram.com/heather_morganbjjhttps://www.instagram.com/giancarlobodoniMental models discussed in this episode:Feedback Loophttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/feedback-loop/Shuharihttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/shuhari/Beginner's Mindhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/beginners-mind/Consistencyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/consistency/Gamificationhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/gamification/Respect People, Not Positionshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/respect-people-not-positions/Teach to Learnhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/teach-to-learn/Learning Modalitieshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/learning-modalities/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
67:22 1/8/24
Ep. 265: Mental Toughness, feat. Erin Herle
This week we're joined again by Erin Herle!  Erin is a black belt under Rubens Charles "Cobrinha" and is the founder of #SubmitTheStigma.  She's also a mental performance consultant with a Master of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology, which is relevant to our topic of conversation today.In this episode, Erin talks about mental toughness.  She explains how mental toughness is an attribute you can train, how many people define it incorrectly, and what to expect when you work with a mental performance consultant.  She also explains the limitations of mental performance coaching and the ethical importance of staying within your area of competency.Take Erin's mental toughness quiz:https://www.erinherle.com/mental-toughness-quizNOTE: Erin is only running this quiz for a limited time.  In the future, this link might cease to work.  If you get an error accessing the quiz but still want to take it, please contact Erin directly at the social links below.Follow Erin and her programs on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/erinherlehttps://www.instagram.com/trainyamindhttps://www.instagram.com/submitthestigmaWork with Erin:https://www.erinherle.com/Mental models discussed in this episode:Self-Competitionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/self-competition/Beginner's Mindhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/beginners-mind/Investing in Losshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/investing-in-loss/Habits Over Resultshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/habits-over-results/Keep it Playfulhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/keep-it-playful/Gamificationhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/gamification/ 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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
62:09 1/1/24
Ep. 264: Teaching Submissions First, feat. Priit Mihkelson
This week we're joined again by Priit Mihkelson!  In this episode, Priit reveals something surprising about the way he runs his gym: he teaches submissions first!  This is pretty funny and surprising coming from "the Defensive BJJ guy," but there's a good reason why he does things this way.  Listen to learn why.Follow Priit on social:https://www.facebook.com/priit.mihkelsonhttps://www.instagram.com/priit_mihkelsonLearn from Priit on Defensive BJJ:https://www.defensivebjj.com/Mental models discussed in this episode:Constraints-Led Approachhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/constraints-led-approach/ Ecological Psychologyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/ecological-psychology/Gamificationhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/gamification/Consistencyhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/consistency/Controlled Breathinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/controlled-breathing/Staying Loosehttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/staying-loose/Perception-Action Couplinghttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/perception-action-coupling/Win Conditionshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/win-conditions/Certainty Heuristichttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/certainty-heuristic/Do What Workshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/do-what-works/Inversionhttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/inversion/Making Smaller Circleshttps://bjjmentalmodels.com/making-smaller-circles/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.Sign up here for a free trial:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/Need more BJJ Mental Models?Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/Follow us on social:https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/Music by Enterprize:https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/
71:13 12/25/23

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