Contact meets Playfight with Ulli Wittemann
A couple of years ago I started combining two of the things I love most in my life – dancing and playful fighting…
In this workshop I am offering you a safe space, where the desire for intensity and dynamic play meets the awareness and listening of Contact Improvisation. From 23 years of practicing different martial arts forms (Judo, Aikido, Kickboxing and Boxing) and Playfighting I derived a set of exercises, which enables also less sportive people to explore and enjoy their warrior energy in a safe environment.
We will work with clearly structured exercises to practice keeping our awareness and presence even in moments of more intense interactions. With clear rules and high presence we can work on a level which we usually wouldn’t dare to. There will also be phases of free play, where we can either play with the material we learned in a light sparring or just jam and wrestle as you like! If wanted I will give you scores or ideas to play with and coach you and your partner/s in your work. We will wrap up the training by warming down together or doing some relaxing bodywork.
The focus of our work will be to replace old stereotypes of violent conflicts (or even trauma) with a joyful and playful togetherness. An opportunity for learning something about yourself and communication and to enjoy intensity together with presence, respect, humour and love!
Since 2011 I’ve been offering this work various times in clases, workshops and festivals allover the world and the reactions never were less than enthusiastic. I’m excited to share this dear child of mine to the wonderful community on Koh Phangan-
come and enjoy dancing, fighting and playing together!
When: 29.03. – 31.03.2018, daily from 10am to 2pm
Where: Pyramids Yoga
What to bring
- a water-bottle
- comfortable clothes for intense moving – good to bring a second or third T- shirt!
- motivation for intense moving and connecting