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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:
- Core Mechanics
- Controlling the Distance
- Dictate the Pace
- Defend With Purpose
- Force Vectors
- Inside Channel Control
- Solid Frames
- Head Position
- Surface Area
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