Jakub Gontarski is a graduate of the Wrocław Stunt School of “Film Stunt 13” and an instructor of physical recreation with a specialization in self-defence (by Academic Sports Association – Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw). Certified individual trainer and movement trainer under the direction of Steve Maxwell (USA). Certified Instructor Oxygen Advantage® and Buteyko breathing training instructor in cooperation with Master-Patrick G. McKeown and Master Peter Lakatos. Jakub combines the most important essences and messages taken from the experience of martial arts, sport and physical dance. Inspired by the philosophy of the movement of Steve Maxwell, Ido Portal and Jozef Fruck – “Fighting Monkey” (with which he had the opportunity to work during intensive group and individual sessions), Steve Paxton (creator of Contact Improvisation) and many others. Steve Maxwell is his personal mentor and supervisor. As a 4-year-old, he trained gymnastics and acrobatics. He practiced martial arts for several years: Japanese judo and Brazilian capoeira (in Brazil and many European countries). He trains boxing, BJJ, he swims, runs and climbs. He is inspired in the motor and mechanics of the body and the processes of its integration and adaptation. He was educated by outstanding teachers from Poland and abroad in the field of contemporary dance, contact improvisation and partnering. He cooperates with the Grotowski Institute as part of the BodyConstitution research program and Actor’s Atelier (educational program). He is a co-organizer of the Wrocław CYRKULACJE Festival and the Planet Kids project. President of the “Momentum” Creative Initiatives Association. He cooperates with the Krzyżowa Foundation and many social organizations.
Individual workshops and group trainings are addressed the people of different ages, having (or not) different training experiences and occupation. I cooperate with martial arts, sportsmen and women, dancers and physical theatre enthusiasts. Trainings are also dedicated to those who want to start their first adventure with physical training. They are dedicated to everyone who wants to discover new tools of their psycho-physical development that will improve the overall psycho-physical state of the body.
I lead group workshops and individual classes in :
Poland, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Brazil and others