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Dian Dimitrov

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Methodology for developing collaboration, social and physical well-being through movement.

Chatkalina

Sofia, Bulgaria
Two or more partners meet the palms of their hands in space with varying speed and combinations. The methodology combines and builds upon asymmetrical workout, 6 types of Eastern martial arts and free dancing.
Introduction

What is Chatkalina?

Dimitar Krastev, inventor of the system
“In an unpredictable and dynamic world, collaboration is the most successful attitude.”

Dimitar Krastev, inventor of the system

What we do?

Two or more people fasten two wooden pieces, called chatkalini (pl.), to the palms of their hands (one each) and begin to meet each other's palms in space in differet combinations. One has to learn a series of movement modules and combine them creatively.

Why we do it?

We transform the asymmetrical workouts and the martial arts into a peaceful art and a dance technology, in order to improve brain activity, maintain our physical condition and teach each other equal collaboration.

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Innovation Overview
9 - 18
Age Group
50
Children/Users
1
Country
2004
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
83
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Tips for implementation
Just a pair of wooden pieces (chatkalini) tied to the palms of the hands;
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Dian Dimitrov
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01
Find a Chatkalina instructor
It is necessary that an experienced Chatkalina instructor trains the people who will then work with the children
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Gather a group of people
It is necessary to form groups of two, in order to practice together
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