MONSTERS / Founders:
Jozef & Linda
Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek are the founders of Fighting Monkey Practice. They are both professionally involved in art, athletics and movement research. Since 2002 Linda and Jozef have been developing the Fighting Monkey Practice through a deep study on cross motion analysis and with aim to understand the principles of the human movement, communication and the ageing process.
Linda has a professional Gymnastics and Contemporary Dance background and has been invited to join most of the dance institutions across Europe and North America. She is the Artistic Director of Kalamata Dance Festival.
Jozef has been studying under the guidance of Master Ming Wong C.Y., also a doctor of Chinese Medicine, the internal principles of movement and their relation to health and ageing. Jozef got his ArtD degree on Voice and Movement in 2002 under the supervision of Ludmila Machatsova, who is considered as one of the most influential communication trainers.
The fundamental areas of FM practice concern:
- The development of Elastic Body with Plastic Brain
through unorthodox games that aim
to provoke creativity and ingenuity.
- The development of Coordination and Rythm
in the whole body and their crucial role both
in the small (cellular level) and in the big scale
(relations, habits and goals) of the human life.
- The process of ageing and the ways we can preserve the health of our joints and of the whole musculoskeletal system so that we enhance and sustain our mobility through time
- The development of communication within ourselves as well as with our social and physical environment with aim to refine our learning strategies and to create stories which will inspire and feed our vigor for life
Fighting Monkey® is the exclusive trademark, service mark and intellectual property of the company Liartem s.r.o. Federal trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). All rights reserved.
Structural and kinetic hygiene
for better performance, life and ageing
to heal, prevent and diminish
your future injuries
Any complex activity requires much more
than only strength, mobility or being functional.
Each one of us operates in different context
and has different goals.
Create a dynamically coordinated structure to
accommodate more effectively the forces
which are acting on you to increase immunity
and health of your entire body.
Learn how to identify deficiencies and
evaluate the age of our joints.
Take responsibility for your own development
and healing practices.
Anatomy of Injury
to test how valid is your knowledge in various
in complex situations.
Our architectural materials are Diversity, Pressure
and Difficulty and with those we aim at a structure
which is elastic, resilient, yet soft and alive.
Anatomy of Events
and others during times of crisis
or when you are challenged
with our behavior, emotions, thoughts and
how deeply they influence each other.
your future learning, how you acquire new
knowledge, how you break habits and create
better ones, what strategies you use for more
efficient learning to cultivate qualities instead of
unadaptable skills and drills.
Being creative is not natural.
To grow and get old is natural.
We are organisms running on energy,
therefore we try to be as efficient as possible.
But this efficiency must be challenged
Our ability to get out of deadly routine,
to get lost, be pushed, resist the ordinary,
seek novelty, strive for new ideas.
Because there is no one you, one idea,
one angle for looking at things.
Learning new things is confusing,
frustrating, maybe painful,
but comfort takes us nowhere.
Practice what is alive,
where new variations, questions,
outcomes may appear.
Change your brain’s architecture, your movement,
your thinking, your actions.
Do not seek what reassures you,
what you already know.
Enjoy exploration and uncertainty.
Embrace that which makes you doubt again,
that which allows your joints to feel variability,
a new rhythm.
Cultivate a practice that provokes you,
a practice that gives you an energy surplus.
Put yourself at risk and learn to recognise
what is better than simply good enough.
Who can see beyond the obvious?
Who has the courage to see the body
not as something we should control and stifle,
but as a poetry, with spaces between the words
and joints that allow different interpretations
and new meanings.
We are not machines made for a single purpose.
We are all you can imagine.
JOZEF AND LINDA