Tomislav's personal practice is informed by ongoing research in and under the research and teachings of Fighting Monkey Practice (Linda Kapetanea/Jozef Frucek), GrandMaster Tae Yong Lee, Cameron Shayne, Professor Gui Arashiro, David Zambrano, Moshé Feldenkrais, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Kristin Linklater, Bruno Caverna, Ido Portal, Wim Hof and the research of 'Neuroplastician' Norman Doidge MD, in addition to academic research through The University of Oxford (Department of Psychiatry, Department for Continuing Education), Royal Holloway University of London, England Rugby (RFU), London Contemporary Dance School, The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Oxford School of Drama (Trinity College London) and Barça Universitas (FC Barcelona).
JORGE ITAPUÃ BEIRAMAR
Jorge Itapuã is a Capoeira master, Phisiotherapist and film maker. For more than 20 years he has been practicing and developing this method to be able to apply it to anyone who feels interested in develop him/her-self. Itapuã Beiramar met Capoeira at the belly of his mother being a son of Mestre Nestor Capoeira. In addition to studying with his father, he has trained with Mestre Gil Velho and other masters of Grupo Senzala. He was a Thai Boxing champion and has performed with Andrea Maciel contemporary dance company in Rio, and Cirque du Soliel. Itapua teaches capoeira to adults and children and developed the "Brincdeira de Capoeira" method for children to play capoeira at Espaco Educacao School in Rio de Janeiro.
Tom Weksler began practicing martial arts and various acrobatic disciplines from a young age. After graduating from 'The Workshop For Dancers And Choreographers' in Haifa Israel in 2009, Tom went on to perform with the Israeli Opera and then with 'Inbal Pinto & Avshallom Pollak Dance Company'. After having toured extensively and internationally, Tom later became a performer with Rootlessroot under Jozef Fruček and Linda Kapetanea in their work, 'Collective Loss Of Memory', which was produced by the Czech Company DOT 504. In 2014 Tom created two duets, 'Saru' and 'Heder' in collaboration with Tokyo-based dancer and choreographer, Mayumu Minakawa, which were performed in many theatres and festivals in Europe and Japan. Since 2014 Tom has also been collaborating with Circus Director and Performer Yogi Dekel, creating together both the Quintet Lobos which was co-produced by the Israeli Council for Culture and Arts and 'Mifal Hapais', and the Duet 'Pilim' Co-created with ' ON center for Contemporary Circus' and 'Bat Yam Festival for street Theater' in 2017 Tom joined Guy Nader & Maria Campose for the creation process of 'Set of Sets' in Barcelona. Since 2017 Tom has also been collaborating with Roser Tutusaus, creating together the Duet 'After the Rain' and practicing dance. Tom has been teaching in various Dance Schools, Universities, Circus Schools, Dojos and Dance Companies all over the world.
Simon has been an explorer of human evolution and mind-body practice in nature for his entire life. At the age of three, he was introduced to yoga, since then he kept studying and practicing different forms of yoga, meditation, martial arts and combat sports, dance and therapy from traditions around the world. Over the years, he has thought yoga, (primarily through the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya via his students AG and Indra Mohan), capoeira angola, qigong and internal martial arts, Butoh, rehabilitative exercise, and worked as a therapist and bodyworker for over a decade using Chinese medicine, tuina, shiatsu, Thai massage, remedial massage and myotherapy. In 2012, Simon began facilitating training groups using the concept of "natural movement", exploring physical culture within the context of evolutionary biology, pioneering the natural movement community in Australia, and publicly "coming out" with ideas and training methods that he had been working on for decades, under the title Ancestral Movement. Simon has been teaching this work to dancers, trainers, athletes, physical therapists, martial artists, yoga practitioners, meditators, psychologists, artists, environmental educators, people with injuries and chronic health conditions and many others in classes and workshops around Australia and in regular seasonal wilderness retreats since 2012.His academic background was in science and anthropology before he moved into Chinese medicine and bodywork and then returned to western medical science, anatomy, physiology, molecular biology and neuroscience, getting a bachelor's degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science in 2014. He is currently doing postgraduate studies in zoology and ecology.Simon studies bushcraft and ancestral living skills with people around Australia, and work closely with colleagues across Australia within this nature connection or "rewilding" movement, assisting in retreats camps and gatherings and mentoring regularly on kids and family rewilding camps on the east coast of New South Wales.