BJJ Mental Models

Ep. 113: Jiu-Jitsu for Total Beginners, feat. Jeff Shaw

February 22, 2021 Steve & Matt Kwan Episode 113
BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 113: Jiu-Jitsu for Total Beginners, feat. Jeff Shaw
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BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 113: Jiu-Jitsu for Total Beginners, feat. Jeff Shaw
Feb 22, 2021 Episode 113
Steve & Matt Kwan

This is it: the ultimate onboarding package for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Jeff Shaw, co-owner of Bellingham BJJ and host of Dirty White Belt Radio, joins us to tell absolute beginners what they need to know about Jiu-Jitsu.  If you're looking to start BJJ, or you're introducing someone to BJJ, play this episode.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How to introduce the brand new student to Jiu-Jitsu
  • What to look for in a gym/instructor
  • How to identify red flags with a gym/instructor
  • How to onboard new students
  • Critical concepts for beginners
  • Techniques vs. concepts
  • How BJJ is different from other martial arts
  • How John Danaher pronounces "rodeo"
  • How to talk about butts.  Buttocks?  Bum?  Ass?  Hindquarters?
  • How to avoid alienating students
  • The most effective pro wrestling finishers in BJJ
  • BJJ etiquette: dos and don'ts

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/

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Show Notes

This is it: the ultimate onboarding package for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Jeff Shaw, co-owner of Bellingham BJJ and host of Dirty White Belt Radio, joins us to tell absolute beginners what they need to know about Jiu-Jitsu.  If you're looking to start BJJ, or you're introducing someone to BJJ, play this episode.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How to introduce the brand new student to Jiu-Jitsu
  • What to look for in a gym/instructor
  • How to identify red flags with a gym/instructor
  • How to onboard new students
  • Critical concepts for beginners
  • Techniques vs. concepts
  • How BJJ is different from other martial arts
  • How John Danaher pronounces "rodeo"
  • How to talk about butts.  Buttocks?  Bum?  Ass?  Hindquarters?
  • How to avoid alienating students
  • The most effective pro wrestling finishers in BJJ
  • BJJ etiquette: dos and don'ts

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/