Oct. 18, 2022

CLP31 - "Drilling is a Waste of Time": A Purely Ecological Jiu Jitsu Program w/ Greg Souders

CLP31 -

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Today I'm joined by Greg Souders, a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the owner of an academy called Standard Jiu-Jitsu.

In this episode, Greg reveals how he runs a totally, radically "ecological" grappling program, where he doesn't even teach "techniques" in the way we've always seen them taught. Greg has stripped down everything we take for granted about teaching martial arts and rebuilt his program around the Ecological Dynamics and constraints-led coaching frameworks. He's changed everything, even the way he talks about jiu jitsu to his students, which frankly, I think might be revolutionary.

If you're wondering how he introduces submissions to new students, teaches passing and pinning, designs practices, or manipulates constraints, or coaches or cues his athletes, all those questions will be answered during the course of this show.

And before I hand you off to the interview, be sure to visit the Standard Jiu Jitsu Instagram account linked in the podcast description. There you'll find concrete, visual examples of how Greg Souders guides his students to learn submissions without teaching them through the usual lectures, demonstrations, repetitions, and drills...

...he's also had two interviews prior to this one on my friend Scott Sievewright's highly recommended Primal MMA Coaching podcast, links also in the description. Definitely check those out as well.

So if you're excited to jump in, hit the subscribe button on your podcatcher and enjoy the show.
Find Coach Souders:

Website: https://www.standardjiujitsu.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/standardjiujitsu/

Greg's Interviews on Primal MMA:
(1) "Greg Souders on an ecological approach to elite level jiu jitsu": https://open.spotify.com/episode/7yMlGjeEqYAFPHYRrAhSdY
(2) "Play the whole game everyday! Greg Souders is back to talk practice design for jiu jitsu": https://open.spotify.com/episode/3CQt5n7Q5UR9YaVxsSmRWC
Produced by Micah Peacock
Intro Theme by Micah Peacock
Outro Music is Synergy by Juche

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