In this episode, I talk with Coach Greg Souders of Standard Jiu-Jitsu , Rockville MD (Maryland).
Greg is a black belt who founded Standard Jui-Jitsu several years back following many years of training and competing with Team Llyod Irvin. A product of the high repetition and traditional development approach, Greg largely abandoned the conventional ways in favor of a more ecological approach to skill development.
This episode was recorded with Greg in person when I visited his gym (nicknamed the Black Temple). After a couple of days training there, it was apparent how incredibly well developed his team are and how engaging and high quality the training is. Greg's team have a unique way of communicating their understanding of the sport and interacting with each other.
Greg for me, is a coach's coach and really seems to be a trailblazer for the growing ecological minded schools out there.
Should anyone want to get in touch (I recommend they do). He is reachable on his social media links here. IG and Facebook and of course via his website
I look forward to seeing Greg's name being tossed around in the discussion of up and coming progressive and high-level coaches. If his team keeps developing at the same rate, I imagine this won't take long!