The Training Program
In order to make the most out of the sessions we propose a several day program that will help go deeper into the practice. It will be comprised of 9 sessions spread of 3 weeks ( 2-hour physical training sessions) culminating in a day-long 6-hour session where we will integrate the practical and theoretical knowledge. We will also host a follow-up feedback session one week after in order to see how well the new information was integrated.
It is highly recommended to join the full program, but you can also drop in and out for the short sessions.
Day 1 — 17/03 (Tue) — 2 hours
Physical training session. How to give an impact and bypass the resistance. How to resist more effectively. We will mainly use our hands and bodies.
Day 2 — 19/03 (Thu) — 2 hours
Physical training session. Impact and resistance, circumventing the resistance, controlling the structure of your partner, manipulating the intent, provoking tension.
Day 3 — 21/03 (Sat) — 2 hours
Physical training session. Using the knife as a training device to increase the precision and to introduce an element of stress. Modular bodies.
Day 4 — 24/03 (Tue) — 2 hours
Physical training session + theory. Networks. Different types of networked constellations. How vulnerable network structures may be depending on their structure (highly connected vs modular). How to immunize a group. How to spread a virus.
Day 5 — 26/03 (Thu) — 2 hours
Physical training session + theory. Networks. Continuing the work from Day 4, exploring the strategies of networked resistance and dissemination strategies using movement and physical impulses.
Day 6 — 28/03 (Sat) — 2 hours
Physical training session — combining the body structuring work and resistance circumvention techniques with the group / network practice.
Day 7 — 31/03 (Tue) — 2 hours
Physical training session. Combining the work with impact and resistance, circumventing resistance, using the hands and the body. Body structure control.
Day 8 — 2/04 (Thu) — 2 hours
Physical training session. Tension-release as a recovery strategy, rhythmical variability, polysingularity of attention.
Day 9 — 3/04 (Fri) — 2 hours
Physical training session. Tension-release, propagation of impulse, bypassing resistance, building up (escalation), building down (deescalation). Various strategies, opponent control. Network metaphor.
The exact time for the sessions above will be decided based on the participants’ availability. We might host several sessions a day if needed. The exact sequence may change. It’s recommended to visit all the 9 days not to miss the important elements of the practice.
Day 10 — 5/04 (Sun) — 6 hours
All-day-long theory + practice session
13:00 to 19:00
Physical training session — in this 6 hour session open ONLY to the people who participated in at least 5 of the 9 individual single sessions, we will combine together all the new elements that we’ve experienced and explored together. We will focus on the aesthetic aspect of this implementation. What kind of movement comes up, what sort of dynamics emerges. How it can be perceived from the outside. The last hour will be open to external observers or to the participants who took only a few sessions and couldn’t join the day-long session.
Day 11 — 12/04 (Sun) – 2 hours
Follow up session – transfer package
We will discuss the different ethical implications of the approach and share the stories of how the behavioral patterns we’ve explored during this program could be implemented in our day-to-day practice.