BJJ Mental Models

Ep. 111: Position Series: Knee on Belly

February 08, 2021 Steve & Matt Kwan Episode 111
BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 111: Position Series: Knee on Belly
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BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 111: Position Series: Knee on Belly
Feb 08, 2021 Episode 111
Steve & Matt Kwan

This week, Steve and Matt dive into knee on belly and break down the position using the mental models we discuss on the show.

Uke's predictable responses from knee on belly:

  • Getting to their side - either turning toward or away from you
  • Attacking your feet
  • Getting their foot on your hip or inverting into a leg entanglement


Critical control points for knee on belly:

  • Maintaining good foot position. No gaps between your shoelaces and their hip.  Don't let them grab your legs, especially the free leg.
  • Keeping a lower squat, ideally an elbow-knee connection, to close access to your hip and leg.
  • Keeping their shoulders parallel to the floor.

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:
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Show Notes

This week, Steve and Matt dive into knee on belly and break down the position using the mental models we discuss on the show.

Uke's predictable responses from knee on belly:

  • Getting to their side - either turning toward or away from you
  • Attacking your feet
  • Getting their foot on your hip or inverting into a leg entanglement


Critical control points for knee on belly:

  • Maintaining good foot position. No gaps between your shoelaces and their hip.  Don't let them grab your legs, especially the free leg.
  • Keeping a lower squat, ideally an elbow-knee connection, to close access to your hip and leg.
  • Keeping their shoulders parallel to the floor.

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/