BJJ Mental Models

Ep. 124: Ratchet Control, feat. Matt Kwan

May 03, 2021 Steve & Matt Kwan Episode 124
BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 124: Ratchet Control, feat. Matt Kwan
Show Notes

This week, Matt and Steve talk about ratchet control: a powerful mental model for using limb rotation to break alignment.

There are two directions of ratchet control:

  1. Internal rotation: Kimuras, heel hooks, reaps
  2. External rotation: Americanas, knee flares.

While both are effective, internal rotation normally breaks alignment more than external rotation.  Internal rotation also offers a path to the back.

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