The Essential Jiu Jitsu Podcast

Ep. 11: Optimizing Learning With Greg Souders

June 21, 2023 Matt Kwan Season 1 Episode 11
The Essential Jiu Jitsu Podcast
Ep. 11: Optimizing Learning With Greg Souders
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This week, I speak with Greg Souders of Standard Jiu Jitsu. Greg is a big advocate for the ecological approach to learning, and has recently made waves with his “Game-based” approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu. We talk about the best ways to learn Jiu Jitsu, his thoughts on the Gi, John Danaher, and much more. Enjoy the show!

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Further Studies/Resources:
-Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning By Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel
-How We Learn to Move By Rob Gray
-Learning to Optimize Movement By Rob Gray
-BJJ Mental Models Podcast- Ep. 203: Evidence-Based Coaching, feat. Greg Souders:
-Greg Souders- Ecological Approach To Teaching Jiu Jitsu (The Sonny Brown Breakdown):

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Greg Souders and the ecological approach to Jiu Jitsu
Using the ecological approach in class
Contextual interference
The ecological approach and the Gi
Using the ecological approach for kids
The ecological approach vs teaching techniques
Teaching breaking mechanics using the ecological approach (heel hook)
The Greg Souders definition of success
Giving details
Using landmarks & instructionals
3 foundational aspects to every movement pattern
Using the ecological approach for beginners
Can we make the Gi more exciting by adjusting the rules?
Rapid fire questions