One of the many faces of playfighting

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Our friend Ulrike Kaffei shot this video as part of a project at university. We’re very happy about it! Thanks so much, dear Uli!


Since 2005 martial arts professional Frank Taherkhani has been teaching playfighting – a combination of exuberant play and pure fun in physicality. He and his partner Sheila Crux are among the pioneers of this form of body experience and self experience.

A characteristic of their approach is the step-by-step introduction to playfighting with practical, fun exercises that at the same time let you explore possibilities and teach safety.

Sheila and Frank have taught their concept in 12 countries, and numerous playfighting clubs have been inspired by their seminars. Their Facebook group, a platform for playfighters, has over 1.200 members.