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 of cross motion analysis, with the aim to understand principles of human movement, communication and the ageing process.

 

Linda Kapetanea

Linda graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in Athens. With a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, she later studied at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Movement Research and Dance Space, New York. After this she collaborated with several companies in Greece and abroad. In 2002, she was awarded “Best Performer” of the 2002-3 season by the Greek Ministry of Culture. Between 2002- 2005 she performed with Flemish Ultima Vez Company/Wim Vandekeybus (Blush, Blush Movie, Sonic Boom, Puur, Here After Movie.) In 2006 she and Jozef Frucek formed RootlessRoot, a vehicle for their own productions, research and teaching. Together with Jozef, Linda is developing the research program of Fighting Μonkey - an applied methodology of martial arts in the education of dancers, actors and movement practitioners. They regularly give workshops at international festivals and in vocational schools. From 2006 - 2012 she was on the teaching faculty at the ATHENS State School for Dance. Since 2018, Linda has been the Artistic Director of Kalamata Dance Festival (Greece.)

Jozef Frucek

Jozef received his ArtD degree in Voice and Movement in 2002 under the supervision of Ludmila Machatsova. He is part of the teaching faculty of AMDA University Bratislava and Director of the Genova Art Festival. He regularly collaborates with professional athletes, physiotherapists, scientists and movement enthusiasts from around the world. Jozef has taught in Solski University Krakow, Princeton University, Stockholm Art University, and Charles University Prague and his seminars are presented in Asia, Australia, USA, Canada and Europe. For over 20 years Jozef has been studying the internal principles of movement and their relation to health and aging under the guidance of Master Ming Wong C.Y., a doctor of Chinese Medicine.

The quest for better communication

FM Practice research is centred around communication, physical dexterity and creative thinking and moving to be capable of solving real life problems and thrive in life.

  • Practice should have 3 fundamental building blocks to offer you capacity to cope with changing and challenging lives we live:
  • Feedback

    You need appropriate feedback, to recognise and inform you that you are in trouble.
  • Correction

    Practical tools to correct those errors.
  • Better planning

    It should provoke creativity and ingenuity to keep the window of plasticity open. This allows you to keep learning and improving your knowing and responding, and helps you to plan and prepare better for an enjoyable future.
Success in life is in the capacity to create a higher level of adaptive stability that allows you to live effectively under various conditions and to continue learning.
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Concepts
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Zero forms

Zero Forms are Structural and Kinetic Hygiene practices for better performance, life and ageing that support your physiological integrity to heal, prevent and diminish your future injuries.

They are engineered to create a dynamically coordinated structure that can effectively accommodate the forces which are acting upon us.

Movement situations

Life rarely happens as you expect.

It is most of the time unpredictable. Movement Situations are to develop tolerance to the Irregular to handle life’s earthquakes.

Movement situations are obstacle games to test how valid is your knowledge in various conditions and how creatively adaptive you are in complex situations.

Communication strategies

Study how you communicate.

What dialogue you create with yourself and others during times of crisis or when you are challenged. Explore how our structure and physiology interrelate with our behavior, emotions, thoughts and how deeply they influence each other.

Question what you already know and how it shapes 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.

fm instructors

  • Europe & Middle East

    • Anna Mahalia Rose

      Germany, Berlin
    • Ben Medder

      UK, London
    • Campbell Caspary

      Germany, Berlin / Karlsruhe
    • Dana Iova-Koga

      Luzern, Switzerland
    • Dario Feola

      ITALY, NAPOLI
    • Eliška Benešová

      Czech Republic, Prague
    • Erla Rut Mathiesen

      Iceland, Reykjavik
    • Filip Droszcz

      Poland, Warsaw
    • Francesca Turchi

      Italy, Milan
    • Jade van den Hout

      Netherlands, Tilburg
    • Justas Kučinskas

      Lithuania, Vilnius
    • Kris Rai

      UK, London & UAE, Dubai
    • Lourenço de Azevedo

      Portugal, Braga
    • Maarten Krielen

      Germany, Berlin
    • Manuel Bohn

      Austria, Krems / Vienna
    • Marko Grönholm

      Finland, Turku
    • Miguel Viero

      Spain, Barcelona & Brazil, Porto Alegre
    • Mikko Rinnevuori

      Finland, Helsinki
    • Mirosław Baściuk

      Poland, Warsaw
    • Olivier Goetgeluck

      Belgium, Antwerp
    • Peti Costa

      Germany, Berlin / Brazil, São Paulo
    • Roberto Regueiro

      UK, London & Spain
    • Samantha Emanuel

      UK & France
    • Sebastiaan Kerckhof

      Netherlands, Rotterdam
    • Stefan Crainic

      Germany, Berlin
    • Thales Manuel Weilinger

      Austria, Vienna / Klagenfurt
    • Tobias Portella

      Germany, Berlin
    • Zuzana Handzusova

      Slovakia, Banska Bystrica
  • America

    • Ada Ho

      Toronto, Canada
    • Alanna Kraaijeveld

      Canada, Montréal
    • Andre Talbot

      Canada, Toronto
    • Arielle Warnke St-Pierre

      Canada, Quebec
    • Elke Schroeder

      Canada, Toronto/Nomadic
    • Jake Michael

      USA, Seattle / WA
    • Luke C White

      USA, New York & Asheville, NC
  • Asia-Pacific

    • Eduardo Sacoo Caprotti

      Australia, Adelaide
    • Emma Robson

      Australia, Perth
    • Daniel Strange

      Hong Kong & Asia-Pacific
    • Luke Sebastiani

      Australia, Adelaide
    • Oliver Zafiridis

      Australia, Adelaide