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

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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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.


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:
https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/

Music by Enterprize:
https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/