UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


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Movement Masterclass w/ Carsten Stausberg (DE)

BASICS OF INTERNAL WORK

A Two Day Workshop for Martial Artists, Dancers, Yogis and General Movers
(German/English)

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15./16.12.18

Saturday / Sunday
13.00-17.00

Tanzhaus Zürich
Wasserwerkstrasse 129
8037 Zürich
Switzerland

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- 170 CHF dancers/students/early bird
- 190 CHF regular
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The term Internal Work is translated from the Chinese „Nei Gong“ and describes the Meditative Methods in Internal Martial Arts like Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan or Taiji Quan.

Internal Work is designed to cultivate a practicioners physicality, his mental capacities and personality. It is a strong instrument meant to support the artist, no matter if martial artist, dancer, climber or general mover.

Through the connection of physical movement, breath and intention, Internal Work seeks to harmonize our organism. It utilizes internal cues, and usually starts without external movement.

What we are looking for is conscious awareness of our body, of our posture and our movement. Therefore we don’t need to learn more movement, but reduce it as far as we can. Standing still and reducing all variables of movement to a minimum will enable us to pay attention to our physical state, to recognize the alignment of our joints, the pressure of gravity, internal rhythms and for example the influence of our breathing on our balance.

From this starting point we will dive deeper into more complex physical movements, leading us from techniques of „Silk Reeling“ to the daoist method of Circle Walking.

Internal Practice will help you move with the ease of a child and the power and precision of an adult.

The Methods shown in this workshop are easy to learn and very accessible. No prior Martial Arts experience needed. We will dive deep into stillness practice, and spend extended periods of time in the quiet. We will also work with a partner to understand the connection of Internal Work and External Application (for example fighting or dancing.)

Internal Work is an essential method of physical cultivation. A daily practice to tune in, to connect with your environment and nature. It doesnt require much time, but is best practiced on a regular basis. This way it can be a very strong tool to nourish your own practice, the kind of self care every artist needs to esablish livelong and sustainable development.

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Carsten Stausberg is the founder of Yizong Bagua in Cologne, Germany. A multidisciplinary space with emphasis on Martial Arts & Movement Training.

As a long time student of Luo Dexiu, his main background are the Internal Martial Arts of Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan & Taiji Quan, which he teaches in classes, workshops and through Online Coaching. He spent 20 years in various martial arts such as Shaolin Gong Fu, Chen- & Yang Style Taiji Quan and Qi Gong, focussing solely on the Internal Arts over the last 15 years.

Lately he worked intensively with dancers, such as Tom Weksler, to explore and research common ground in martial arts and dance as well as deeper layers of craftsmanship and artistic expression. Using Internal Work as a tool to refine and nourish the different disciplines.

He also founded a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team in 2016 where he implements his approach of training and coaching into a more competitive environment.

Apart from his martial arts background, Carsten holds a B.A. in Chinese Philosophy & Literature, graduated from a Chinese Medicine school and is a Certified Coach for Personal Development.

His way of teaching is very „down to earth“, using the least amount of „chinese“ possible to explain and introduce the concepts and principles of Internal Work. Therefore making the experience fun and enjoyable, rather than overserious and mystical.

http://www.yizongbagua.de

https://www.facebook.com/Carsten.Stausberg.Coaching/

https://www.instagram.com/martial.movement.arts

https://www.youtube.com/user/casitor1





Movement Masterclass w/ Jason Round (GB)

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'MoveMore: Movement Workshop'

4h Workshop for Martial Artists, Dancers, Yogis and General Movers
(English)

The 'MoveMore: Movement Workshop' is continually adapted to participants, the facility, and my own research. No two workshops are the same. Whilst content changes, underlying objectives remain the same:

To create a learning space through which participants can begin to map, explore & interpret our subject: Movement. By creating 'containers' - individual & partner games, drills, movement tasks & scenarios - we can give temporary definition to our movement experiences and extract meaningful learning outcomes.

Investigate micro-subjects such as organic strength, lower-body complexity, locomotion, hand-balancing, floor communication, object manipulation, softness & tension, play/fight & more. Under these contexts we can begin to appreciate the complexity & potential of human movement.

Arm participants with practical tools & methodology to develop attributes such as mobility, strength, balance, coordination and structural awareness as well as injury prevention & rehabilitation. By understanding these attributes as on a SPECTRUM, rather than a fixed measurable, we can develop a more experienced, complex, and intelligent body - our vessel for continued movement exploration.



ABOUT JASON

Jason is a movement practitioner who travels to develop and share his continually evolving movement practice and perspective. He is a bricolage and 'filter' of all his teachers and movement experiences driven by three 'wheels' which guide the 'MoveMore' project: learn, share & connect.

'MoveMore' is the platform through which Jason reaches out to those interested in developing their own 'movement practice'. Further, he proposes and encourages development of a critical 'movement perspective' through which we might interpret & direct our individual and social experiences.

MoveMore on Facebook & Instagram:

@movemoremove


Apply for a workshop!

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CHF 95.- regular
CHF 85.- student / pro dancer / early bird (before end of dec)


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FIGHTING MONKEY ZURICH
Anatomy of Injury & Anatomy of Events 

How we age and what we do to slow down this process.

2./3. February 2019
Tanzhaus Zürich
Switzerland


”We invite athletes, educators, physiotherapists, scientists, dancers, artists and all kind of enthusiasts from different disciplines who have the courage to test, discuss and experience:
how we move, when meeting obstacles
how we think, when we know less than we know
how we communicate, because we always need to communicate especially in challenging times
how we observe to find solutions that are better than just good"

Zero Forms
Athletic Leg, Axis and Spinal health

We are highly interconnected and we age as a whole system. We move, interact and communicate and the way we do it makes us more or less vulnerable to physical and social forces that affect our allostatic balance and influence how we age and live.

We gradually accumulate damages by exhausting ourselves.
We gradually lose our synaptic inter-connections and movement qualities.
What practices, training habits and everyday behaviour lead to loss of proprioceptive variability?

Coordinations
Inductive reasoning, spacial orientation and memory

We investigate and promote mobility that contributes to body musicality and rhythm. We practice coordinations as a way to improve the health of joints through communication and their inter-relation.
How do we learn?
We research the strategies we use to learn and the ways we can improve our memory by involving more networks of our body to give us more creative opportunities, more unique associations. We do this through movement that provokes improvised, sudden and unexpected connections that can break your limitations.

Movement Situations
Chaos and disruption

Irregularity, difficulty and pressure are important factors in the development of complex systems such as life. Movement Situations embrace those elements in open games, created to increase the adaptive value of your movement qualities, your strategic decisions and your creative variability in changing and unpredictable environments.”

Upcoming FM events, EU 2019:
15, 16, 17 March - Copenhagen
18, 19 May - Lausanne
31 May & 1, 2 June - Berlin
28, 29, 30 June - Amsterdam
5 - 10 August - Slagesle / Gerlev Sports Academy
6, 7, 8 September - Prague

Upcoming FM events, North America 2019:
5, 6, 7 April - Toronto, CA
9, 10, 11 April - Quebec, CA
13, 14 April - Asheville, North Carolina
18 - 22 April - Sisters, Oregon
27, 28 April - Berkeley, California

Contact us for more info at info@fightingmonkey.net

Workshop address:
Tanzhaus Zürich, Wasserwerkstrasse 129, 8037 Zürich

Dates:
Saturday, 2 February --> Sunday, 3 February 2019

Time:
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
* with a 1 hour break for each day

Total Event Price: 400€
Early Bird Price: 360€

To book a spot, please click here:
https://fightingmonkey.net/calendar/166-fighting-monkey-practice-zurich2019

For more details
please contact our host David Suivez from Movement Masterclass at: suivez@gmail.com

#fightingmonkey
#fightingmonkey_practice
#fightingmonkey_rootlessroot
#fightingmonkey_games
#fightingmonkey_zurich2019

www.fightingmonkey.net
 


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Movement Masterclass w/ Eva Georgitsopoulou (GR)

24.3. 2019
Tanzhaus Zürich
Switzerland

Intention vs. Intension
Fighting Monkey, GAGA, Ballet, Graham, Release Techniques, Passing through, Flying low

Open for everybody! Beginner and advanced.

How to coordinate the whole body into small and big movement pathways. How to be aware of the full body when you improvise. To actually train the body's totality and be able to activate the muscles and each body part by keeping it connected with the center and the spine.

We will train the spine, arms and legs to move, cut, go through and transform the space around us. We will explore different impulses of the body and we will insist on understanding these impulses and make them travel through the spine and travel through the space. We will work with different intensities of muscles and we will learn to create musicality in the body by choosing short or long movement pathways. We will challenge the speed and the stamina because in those places we will be forced to activate our technique tools in order to keep our dance alive. 

Expression in real time!
In order to transform this automatism into creativity, we need body and space awareness.

https://www.facebook.com/events/307352540076358/


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Movement Masterclass w/ Joseph Bartz (DE)
EASTER INTENSIVE 2019
Tanzhaus - Mediacampus Zürich
Switzerland

Intensive „Physical & Cognitive Practices"

Recommended for anyone who comes with an open mind.

The Physical & Cognitive Practice Intensive represents the entirety of our practice. This intensive focuses on different topics depending on the participants, the time of year and the locations, and can be visited at any time.

The physical and cognitive practices
Our practice is in a continuous state of development and change. Statically and dogmatically doing the same thing is a foreign concept to us. Our practice should be dynamic and thus alive. This practice consists of both the physical and the mind, the cognitive. Learning and practicing our ability to learn is one of our ideals. Our practice shall be helpful for the people.

The physical
Our physical practice consists of the elements of movement practice, development of potential, including preparation of the body, athleticism and capacity, as well as bodily control and loosening.
Through the joining of these aspects, a comprehensive, universal training arises. The idea is to become physically capable and develop skills, thereby creating freedom and joy. Our physical training is the opposite of a society that has become too intellectualised and focused on consumption, in which physical training is presented in isolated and highly specified systems. Being a "jack of all trades" is the goal of our training.

The cognitive
The mind practice consists of different forms of thinking, such as reflection, contemplation, concentration, imagination, memory training, and attention. The mind practice contains in it the recognition of the world through observation and perception, through reflection and discussion. The practice also contains aspects of logic such as mathematics and argumentation, as well as creativity, meditation, empathy and mental control.

Being in the world

Our practices deal with existing in the world. The crucial point is the way we balance wilderness and technology, and the way we balance doing and calmness.

Who are we, what is our place, and what do we do?

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Workshop held in DE/EN
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Adresse
Media Campus, Trakt 7
Freihofstrasse 7
8048 Zürich

Anfahrt mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln
Buslinie Nr. 31 bis Haltestelle „SBB-Werkstätte“
Tramlinie Nr. 2 bis „Freihofstrasse"
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CHF 400.- Student, Pro-Dancer
CHF 450.- Regular


Artists invited so far:



March - Eva Georgitsopoulou (GR)
February 2019 - Fighting Monkey (GR)
January 2019 - Jason Round (UK)

December 2018 - Carsten Stausberg (DE)
July 2018 - Iftach Vardi (ISR)
June 2018 - Nik Kosmas (US)
May 2018 - Sylvie Chen (CN)
April 2018 - Samantha Pak (US)
March 2018 - Tomislav English (UK)
February 2018 - Natalia Piezcuro (POL)
January 2018 - Fighting Monkey (GR)

December 2017 - Martin Kilvady (SLV)
November 2017 - Matt Mulligan (UK)
October 2017 - Manon Siv Duquesny (DK)
September 2017 - Olivier Goetgeluck (BEL)
August 2017 - Dmitry Paranyushkin
June 2017 - Aaron Cantor (US) 
May 2017 - Nik Bärtsch (CH)
April 2017 - Bruno Caverna (BRA)
March 2017 - David Suivez (CH)
February 2017 - Benjamin Joon (BLN)
January 2017 - Tomislav English (UK)

November 2016 - Ane Iselin Brogeland (NOR)
October 2016 - Matan Levkowitch (VIE)