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The Jiu Jitsu we practice at Zenyo is based on innovation, not imitation.
We use the best ideas from continuously developing learning research to guide our practice.
Zenyo’s scientific approach to training, using ideas from differential learning, challenges coordination, cognition and creativity to push athletes to a higher level.Training is always different because we learn more through variety than repetition.
Making The Most Of Jiu Jitsu Practice
Differential learning is based on decades of research by Wolfgang Schollhorn into living systems, movement, learning and physics.
In the study of living systems, it is shown that all living systems exhibit fluctuations. In the study of movement, it is shown that all movements are unique and exhibit fluctuations. In the study of learning, it is shown that young children learn the most and exhibit the most fluctuations. In the study of physics, it is shown that fluctuations are necessary for change, growth and learning.
The research is clear: We don’t learn best from doing the same thing, the same way, over and over. We learn through differences.
Differential learning has been shown in studies to be more effective than repetitive or discovery-based training methods. At Zenyo, we are seeing students progress 1.5 — 2.0 times faster than through conventional coaching.
Jiu Jitsu Drills Based On Differential Learning
Differential Learning: Training is always different at Zenyo. We create novel challenges to help athletes adapt to the challenges of Jiu Jitsu.
Elevate Your Jiu Jitsu Game
We started working with differential learning at Zenyo Jiu Jitsu in March 2020.
The last three years have been a process of refinement, growth and evolution. All our classes — kids, adults, beginner and advanced — use differential learning. Our Jiu Jitsu classes emphasize spending a lot of time in the learning/growth phase, working through challenges, developing skills around movement and perception and not worrying about mistakes. In fact, mistakes are essential for improvement. Making “errors” in training is a key indicator that you are stretching your abilities into new areas.
The best of the best spend a lot of their training time just this way. Skill grows, transforms, in this environment.
Make a difference in your learning and see your Jiu Jitsu transform.
Zenyo Drills: We learn through differences. We use this idea, based on differential learning, to guide our training at Zenyo Jiu Jitsu.
Scientific Approach: In his very first class, Mark works with Chris using the ideas of differential learning. Mark has no previous Jiu Jitsu experience but is already putting together elements of Jiu Jitsu in a skillful manner that could normally take months to achieve in a traditional approach.