BJJ Mental Models

Ep. 80: Surface Area & Blading

July 06, 2020 Steve & Matt Kwan Episode 80
BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 80: Surface Area & Blading
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BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 80: Surface Area & Blading
Jul 06, 2020 Episode 80
Steve & Matt Kwan

This week Steve and Matt discuss the concept of surface area, and why it's important to expose as little of your body's surface area as possible.  This strategy is sometimes referred to by the Danaher Death Squad as blading.

When you're on top, minimizing surface area makes it much harder for your opponent to block your guard passes.

When you're on bottom, minimizing surface area makes it much harder for your opponent to stabilize an offensive position.

Mental models discussed in this episode:

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In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the future for Steve and Matt is uncertain.  Our gyms are closed, our income is impacted, and we need your help in order to continue providing free content.  We've started a Patreon where you can support BJJ Mental Models.  Please help us keep the lights on so we can keep your game sharp during this once-in-a-century crisis.  Link here:
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Show Notes

This week Steve and Matt discuss the concept of surface area, and why it's important to expose as little of your body's surface area as possible.  This strategy is sometimes referred to by the Danaher Death Squad as blading.

When you're on top, minimizing surface area makes it much harder for your opponent to block your guard passes.

When you're on bottom, minimizing surface area makes it much harder for your opponent to stabilize an offensive position.

Mental models discussed in this episode:

IMPORTANT: BJJ Mental Models needs your help.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the future for Steve and Matt is uncertain.  Our gyms are closed, our income is impacted, and we need your help in order to continue providing free content.  We've started a Patreon where you can support BJJ Mental Models.  Please help us keep the lights on so we can keep your game sharp during this once-in-a-century crisis.  Link 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/