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Shoreditch Town Hall
London, UK

Fighting Monkey Practice
“Anatomy of Injury” &
“Earthquake Architecture”

This is a workshop for movers of all levels and disciplines. Whether you are a practitioner of a movement art or simply someone with a passion and curiosity to explore movement and find new potential, this is a fantastic opportunity. 

“Anatomy of Injury” teaches you how to take responsibility for your own development and healing practices.


Anatomy of Injury refers to your immunity and your understanding of the landscape of your own body. It helps you build an intelligent practice that can support you before, during and after any training or competition.

Past injuries can tell you a lot about your movement but most of all about your lifestyle and quality of interaction and relations you create and cultivate. 
Anatomy of Injury helps you trace the hidden, invisible stressors that deteriorate your health and quality of life.

We will be working with un-conventional training to help you evaluate your posture, your overall coordination and mobility of your joints in relation to your whole structure.

We will be working on:

  • how to coordinate the 3 bodyweight centres in relation to your feet.
  • how to practice to build the “athletic leg” 
  • how to use the whole system to regain lost balance

We will be discussing and examining the ageing process and its crucial effects on the body especially how our feet, knees and hips get old and what we can do about it.

We will be also examining:

  • why mobility, adaptability and softness are the most important qualities for building strength. 
  • how softness, slowness and stillness in practice create speed and neurological efficiency.
  • how to harness our energy and how to overcome fatigue
  • how to develop power and strength through motion and moving in space without performing isolated exercises but through using effectively our entire structure
  • why the range of motion of joints tells us nothing about the quality of movement.
  • how to get rid of bad habits and relearn to move creating more potential and kinetic energy
  • what are the alternatives to conventional training systems that promote artificial systematic rules
  • what it means to be coordinated, mobile and functionally open while experiencing pressure and stress.

You will discover with us what it means to observe and be sensitive enough to predict your future injuries, by seeing your present movement and behavioral patterns.

It is necessary to shake good ideas in order to find better ones!

EARTHQUAKE ARCHITECTURE

Fighting Monkey is a practical tool to improve your ability to deal with difficulty and the unknown. 
It is a practical tool for anyone seeking to broaden their movement horizons.

Our interest is to build an “EARTHQUAKE ARCHITECTURE”.

Architecture built to survive the stress must have the capacity and ability to interpret the energy, 
optimize its actions, keep creative plasticity, and elasticity to cultivate potential energy.
We do this by designing 'complex movement situations' where you are expose to variety 
of learning methods that can help you to: Learn more efficiently and with longer lasting effects, 
improving your cognitive and behavioural flexibility and tolerance to unknown.

We observeand test movement abilities in a variety of contexts and conditions.
To understand how intelligent, adaptive and creative you are in the moments that 
are not entirely in your control. Think of these 'movement situations' as a form 
of 'movement vaccination' - you deliberately expose yourself to a movement pathogen 
(stressor) to provoke the body to adapt. 

Workshop address
Shoreditch Town Hall, Old Street, London EC1 map


Dates
Friday, 3 November 2017 --> Sunday, 5 November 2017

Time
Friday: 18:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

For more details
please contact our hosts Zoë and Negev at: zoecobb@gmail.com or negevcohen@hotmail.com

Refund Policy
No refunds unless somebody can use your spot in the workshop.
Four weeks before the workshop starts there are no refunds.
Please read the terms and conditions carefully and make sure that you understand them, 
before making any booking in relation to any of the services.