Hello! Ola! Buongiorno! Hallo!!
Here’s Matteo Tangi writing, and this email comes from the wish to share with you a little about my experiences and experiments with Playfight!
I'm writing you from South Africa, where during the last month me and Tania have been visiting different projects, supporting them and, of course, offering Playfight!
The most touching one was in a local township, where the level of violence and abuse is extremely high. There we had the possibility to introduce Playfight to a group of citizens who, in their free time, patrol their neighbourhood to support those who is in need and to prevent abuses or harassment.
After the Playfight the comments of the participants were beautiful.
One man said "we were not expecting something that would engage us and our bodies, Usually we get trained with words and concepts and Playfight instead is learned by doing!".
Another man said "I want to bring this to the community of my church! This is what the young people of our community needs to experience".
And for me the most touching one was from a woman who said "I wish that men would do this more, would invite their women to Playfight, and interact with them in this way! Violence on women needs to stop and this practice is important to get there!"
I'm very glad I had the occasion to bring Playfight toi them and I hope this story can inspire you to also practice Playfight with your friend and families showing them that through play and physical engagement we can prevent aggressivity and fulfill our longing for human connection.
Hope to see you in the next Playfight events!