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Ep. 136: The Anaconda System, feat. Matt Skaff

July 26, 2021 Steve & Matt Kwan Episode 136
BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 136: The Anaconda System, feat. Matt Skaff
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BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 136: The Anaconda System, feat. Matt Skaff
Jul 26, 2021 Episode 136
Steve & Matt Kwan

This week we're joined by Matt Skaff!  Matt is a 10th Planet black belt who specializes in the anaconda choke.  The anaconda is powerful because it's not just a choke: it's a powerful positional system with a lot of submission options.

Matt's key advice for the anaconda:

  • Don't squeeze too early!
  • Don't go deep too early: you don't want them to control your elbow.
  • Use your lat for power: pinch your elbows to your core.
  • Grab your tricep, not your bicep.  Internally rotate your thumb down.
  • Before you gator roll, pull them back and sprawl at 45°.

Listen to Matt's Skaff on The Grappling Discourse:
https://anchor.fm/matt-skaff

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Show Notes

This week we're joined by Matt Skaff!  Matt is a 10th Planet black belt who specializes in the anaconda choke.  The anaconda is powerful because it's not just a choke: it's a powerful positional system with a lot of submission options.

Matt's key advice for the anaconda:

  • Don't squeeze too early!
  • Don't go deep too early: you don't want them to control your elbow.
  • Use your lat for power: pinch your elbows to your core.
  • Grab your tricep, not your bicep.  Internally rotate your thumb down.
  • Before you gator roll, pull them back and sprawl at 45°.

Listen to Matt's Skaff on The Grappling Discourse:
https://anchor.fm/matt-skaff

Videos referenced in this episode:

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.

Sign up here for a free trial:
https://premium.bjjmentalmodels.com/


Need more BJJ Mental Models?

Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our newsletter:
https://bjjmentalmodels.com/newsletter/

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/

Follow us on social:
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https://instagram.com/bjjmentalmodels/

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