We seek the limits of our strength, courage, and vulnerability. It's not about overcome and humiliate other person, it is about allowing yourself to win and lose, to let yourself to be strong and weak. Find the play in a fight. We are interested in how we connect with our strength, how we set boundaries, how we care about our energy during a match, how we care about a connection and much more.
Our mission is to give people the opportunity to meet and grow together in PlayFight Clubs in many countries in many cities. Do you want to collaborate with us in fulfiling this dream?
Fighter against fear.
Actor. Performer. Dancer. Lector.
He supports himself and others in fulfilment of their honest dreams.
Lector. Performer. Clown. Being.
His passion is to empower people in their authenticity.
My main professional background is movement and physical theatre. I was always inspired by movement methods which were emphasizing body and mind awareness, health, human connection and joy. No surprise that my main domains are yoga, AcroYoga, partner acrobatics and contact improvisation.
In theatre I enjoy the never-ending creative journey with my body and voice leading to sincere, brave and spontaneous expression.
In past years I was researching impact of martial arts (capoeira, aikido) on performer/actor craft. I was amazed how deep the work can go, but I was missing good platform to explore it more beyond theatre purposes. In the same times me and Martin were organising and leading men´s circles (councils) where men can share, listen and support each other from their heart.
Men´s circles are very meaningful for us but we were missing meeting beyond verbal level.
So me and Martin decided to take our experiences further and created PlayFight Club. The opportunity to explore, learn from
and share the deep truth which appears in the primal movement situation.
My great inspirations are and big thanks go to Kuba Gontarski for intensive training times and inspiration in capoeira and clever movement. To Przemysław Blaszczak for aikido research and performer-warrior perspective. And to Doman Rynkiewicz for his never stopping exploration of human being from many perspectives: body, movement, emotions, soul.
I am obsessed with my body. Literary body is my obsession, how can I move my little finger on foot, what do I feel, how do I look (are my muscles big enough), what... As a young boy, I was expressive but shy to use my voice, so I hide my voice in my body. Expressing myself with a body, brought me more body sensitivity, or maybe I was born with it :D. I love stories.
Then when I was 25 I got into physical theater performance world, where I met with acrobatics, yoga, aikido and other views on practice with a body. I got to be more curious and conscious about a body. I give back what I learned through my workshops.
On my way, I met feelings. Feelings stronger than I could understand. So I got myself into conscious feeling work through Possibility Management. Now I give myself more chance to experience feelings and emotions than trying to understand them.
With Tomáš, we started to lead men circles and we started to be more curious what would it be to meet with men more in touch, in a physical way and share about it. So we created PlayFight Club.
My thanks belong to Matteo Tangi whose ritual of PlayFight I encountered and integrated some of his visions to our meetings. And as well Pierre Nadaud for his passion to pass me his experience with bodywork. And Clinton Callahan for his radical responsibility, being next to him brought me a lot of awareness.
I have come from mere curiosity, without deeper thoughts or motivation to fight. I have fought at most with a word since the elementary school. I have avoided physical conflicts. But playfight is not about winning over another, to humiliate another. It is about working with your energy, breath, and attention to yourself and others. Sometimes fighting is more exercise, sometimes it is about dynamics, sometimes chess play, dance, pushing the wall. I leave the space with the body and a mind full of impressions and new ideas.
R&D mechanical Engineer, improviser
I went to PlayFight nervous and full of expectations - we can not just fight each other, right? Within a few moments, the whole mistrust has completely dissolved. Even though I saw the women for the first time in my life, an atmosphere of utter confidence was created and I felt safe. While the goal of each fight is to put our opponents on the shoulder blades (and we've all tried), at the same time we all knew that nothing would happen to us and that we know exactly where that limit is. We used strength and also we cared for each other. We scuffle, but at the same time, we hug. It was an incredibly intense experience for which I thank you very much. It opened up new horizons to me. Next time I go again!
freelance documentary filmmaker
Excellent time and space to enjoy your playfulness, ferocity, and strength. A loving struggle that gives me the desire not to compete but to cooperate, to be considerate. Trying to win and at the same time to cheer opponents ... It is wonderful to watch others as they release their inner domestic cats, then tigers, lions, and panthers, and in battles full of unexpected strategies, dances, ruses and hugs intertwine. Quickly or deliberately and slowly ... Each pair differently ... ... And it was physically challenging, fun, therapeutic, friendly, safe ... Thanks!
sculptor, painter, designer
I just left my first session with the PlayFight Club and am certain I will come back. It’s more than just playing and fighting; the structure of the class encourages emotional honesty and reflection to balance the physical challenge.
It’s rare to find such an entertaining and joyful workout. 10/10.
PlayFight, I highly recommend.
Tomas and Martin have created a very safe and inspiring environment where I really could feel my body and truly look at my fears in my face.
The match struck me more than I expected, and I definitely go again next time. Thank you for your support, I am very grateful to you.
PlayFight Club was great!
I got what I expected. A safe environment for a challenging match, during which I also got to know myself.
What is interesting is what a person can bring to the PlayFight and what qualities are possible to discover through the game. Creativity, playfulness, but also endurance, esteem, and respect. Definitely interesting and beneficial. Thanks to lecturers for good leadership!
online marketing specialist for educational projects
I'm on maternity with twins and I'm opening things that I have not thought about until recently. Some are not at all pleasant, such as aggression and rage. So I thought Playfight could be the way to explore it. It seems to me after the first meeting. I was intrigued by the fact that there was no aggression in me during a fight, there was only a big power, the release of the accumulated energy, and the care not to hurt the other. Thanks for possibility to dive into a duel and stop perceiving the surroundings, to sweat your shirt differently than pushing a baby-carriage uphill and also the opportunity to meet women who dared to come to such a "suspicious" activity.
lecturer, project coordinator
Hello, I want to thank everyone! Especially our guides Katarzyna and Tomas for the love that accompanied us through our struggle. It was a great experience ... when I went to the playfight club I was full of different thoughts ... when I was leaving I was filled with something unexpected ... new horizons and views open... to life ... to myself. ..to my surroundings ... it was full of knowledge. It was physical and mental ... it was a dance ... the beauty of discovering energy, people, myself ... Thank you I enjoyed it! And I look forward to the next. Sincerely, everyone.
dancer, a mother of three children
We regularly hold PlayFight Clubs both for man and woman in Czech Republic, Switzerland and Poland .
Exact dates are here on facebook pages:
Next countries and towns coming soon.