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The Chewjitsu Podcast

Dec 4, 2023

On this episode, we are joined by Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and the owner of "Standard Jiu-Jitsu," Greg Sounders.

Greg joins the podcast to discuss his start in Jiu-Jitsu, training with Lloyd Irvin, his methodology of training, why Greg doesn’t teach Jiu-Jitsu techniques, how and why Greg uses the “Ecological Approach” to teaching Jiu-Jitsu, how Greg structures class, what has the least variability in Jiu-Jitsu, how to correct and coach students using the “Constraints Approach.” using “task-based games,” the two main functions of a coach, how much time to spend in a certain area in Jiu-Jitsu when learning, the other sports utilize the “Ecological Approach” to learning, Greg’s thoughts on the evolution of teaching in Jiu-Jitsu, and tournament prep.

You can follow Greg on Instagram @gdsouders and check out his gym at

Here is a list of books that Greg recommends:

“How We Learn To Move” by Rob Gray

“Learning To Optimize Movement” by Rob Gray

“The Constraints-Led Approach” by Ian Renshaw

“Nonlinear Pedagogy In Skill Acquisition” by Jia Yi Chow

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