Play-fight: Fight for Fun with Frank T Khani and Sheila Crux

Fighting is energetic, dynamic, honest, and liberating. Play fighting retains all that but without the destructive aspects of fighting. And adds fun and joy. You get an idea of what play fights are about, if you think of puppies fighting playfully. So it’s not about winning or losing, about fighting against each other, it’s about frolicking around, having fun with each other. It means laughing a lot and can be wonderfully wild.

Play fighting is a consensual bodily confrontation that allows us to feel our strength and our partner’s strength, to feel how physical we are in a unique, intensive way. Play fights open up a protected space for us to experience playfully - issues, situations and feelings that we might otherwise not take a look at; this way we discover new possibilities and new concepts of relating to each other.

In our workshop we experiment with different forms and aspects of playful fighting. These friendly confrontations don’t always have to look like wrestling matches (don’t worry: we do not have a lack of wrestling). Scenarios and principles of play fights can be thought of and agreed upon in advance or they might as well originate in an everyday situation with rules that we invent as we play around. Play fights may, like pillow fights, include objects. And they can be very sensuous and even sexy.

Safety guidlines and a cosy and friendly atmosphere that inspires playful fighting, are especially important in our workshops.