BJJ Mental Models

Ep. 127: Frames, feat. Matt Kwan

May 24, 2021 Steve & Matt Kwan Episode 127
BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 127: Frames, feat. Matt Kwan
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BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 127: Frames, feat. Matt Kwan
May 24, 2021 Episode 127
Steve & Matt Kwan

This week, Steve and Matt talk about frames.  Can you believe we made it 127 episodes deep without doing a full episode on this topic?  This is probably the most in-depth and conceptual discussion of frames you'll ever hear.

Some key points about frames:

  • Frames are a structural barrier used to keep your opponent at a distance.

  • Frames and wedges are very similar.

  • Frames are used for defense - as opposed to wedges, which are used for offense.

  • Frames are strongest when "solid" - meaning there are no structural weaknesses from your joints.

  • With frames, you don't need to block the opposing side.  With wedges, you do.

  • Making "pointy" frames with your elbow or knee is risky because your opponent might pass your limb across your center.


Mental models discussed in this episode:

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Show Notes

This week, Steve and Matt talk about frames.  Can you believe we made it 127 episodes deep without doing a full episode on this topic?  This is probably the most in-depth and conceptual discussion of frames you'll ever hear.

Some key points about frames:

  • Frames are a structural barrier used to keep your opponent at a distance.

  • Frames and wedges are very similar.

  • Frames are used for defense - as opposed to wedges, which are used for offense.

  • Frames are strongest when "solid" - meaning there are no structural weaknesses from your joints.

  • With frames, you don't need to block the opposing side.  With wedges, you do.

  • Making "pointy" frames with your elbow or knee is risky because your opponent might pass your limb across your center.


Mental models discussed in this episode:

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.

Our premium offerings are powered by Patreon.  Sign up 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:
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Music by Enterprize:
https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/