Fighting Monkey Practice

Fighting Monkey Practice - Uncertainty and Risk
April 17, 18 & 19, 2020 - Toronto, Canada

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Program Overview

a/ Introduction to research objectives of FM Practice

b/ Spine Health / structure and training organisation

c/ Coordinations / underlying sub-coordinative patterns for healthy human motion

d/ Movement Situations / obstacle games in nonlinear environment

e/ Lecture / uncertainty, risk and adaptation

Fighting Monkey (FM) is an applied practice for human development through movement. Spirit Loft is pleased to host FM Toronto for the 4th year in a row. Registration for this event is made via Fighting Monkey directly at the link above.


Program Details

FM Spine Program

We address spine health through motion on our feet.

  • Learn how highly interconnected we are and why we age as a whole system
  • What are the major contributors to accumulative damage of spine
  • How to find solutions within our context
  • How to create simple and elegant solutions for spine strength and mobility in relation to whole body

FM Coordinations

Without proper coordination and rhythm we can’t act in world effectively. We will always be in “wrong place and wrong time” missing opportunities to (re)act appropriately in given situations.

  • Explore how to develop mobility and improve your ability to become more rhythmic and coordinated
  • Learn to coordinate and stabilise multidirectional forces in multiple planes, under difficult conditions and increasing cognitive complexity and physical fatigue
  • Explore how training in coordination and rhythm positively affect the health of your joints, but also decision making and ultimately communication.

FM Movement Situations

Irregularity, difficulty and pressure are important factors in the development of complex systems such as life. Movement Situations embrace those elements in open games, created to increase the adaptive value of your movement qualities, your strategic decisions and your creative variability in changing and unpredictable environments.


Uncertainty is underlying human condition. Lectures throughout the weekend will examine uncertainty, risk and human adaptation. We’ll explore concepts such as

  • The dynamic nature of adaptive tools
  • Application of tools depending on your accumulated knowledge, working memory, value process, cognitive control
    The relationship between adaptive tools and the environment (context and dialogue)


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