BJJ Mental Models

Ep. 97: Position Series: Turtle, feat. Priit Mihkelson

November 02, 2020 Steve & Matt Kwan Episode 97
BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 97: Position Series: Turtle, feat. Priit Mihkelson
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BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 97: Position Series: Turtle, feat. Priit Mihkelson
Nov 02, 2020 Episode 97
Steve & Matt Kwan

This week, we're joined by defensive strategist Priit Mihkelson!  Much to Matt's chagrin, Steve and Priit espouse the benefits of turtle and why it's an underappreciated position.  Priit shares some great philosophy on how shoring up your defense can give you the confidence to be more effective in your offense.

Priit's tips for turtle:

  • Keep your head on the mat
  • Use the boxer shoulder, or "Stephen Hawking" (head tilt)
  • Keep your elbows on your hips
  • Don't put your elbows on the mat
  • Protect your neck with your wrists.


Mental models discussed in this episode:

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Show Notes

This week, we're joined by defensive strategist Priit Mihkelson!  Much to Matt's chagrin, Steve and Priit espouse the benefits of turtle and why it's an underappreciated position.  Priit shares some great philosophy on how shoring up your defense can give you the confidence to be more effective in your offense.

Priit's tips for turtle:

  • Keep your head on the mat
  • Use the boxer shoulder, or "Stephen Hawking" (head tilt)
  • Keep your elbows on your hips
  • Don't put your elbows on the mat
  • Protect your neck with your wrists.


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/