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Friday, September 8 • 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Just Wrestle: How we evolved through rough and tumble play

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Playful combative games, or rough and tumble play, is universal across cultures, common to all mammals, and may have its roots even deeper in the animal kingdom. Rough and tumble play is an ancient and highly conserved behavior due to its importance in developing effective cooperation, behavioral flexibility, courtship skills, and many other abilities. Sadly, it is also something we are increasingly asking our children and ourselves not to engage in. We will explore the deep evolutionary heritage of rough and tumble play, and the scientific evidence for its important bio-mechanical, kinesthetic, emotional, and social benefits.

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Rafe Kelley

Rafe Kelley is the founder of Evolve Move Play, a practice of natural movement rooted in understanding training as an extension of our evolved biology, specifically through looking at how play informs us about the types of movement we intrinsically need. He has 14 years of experience... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2017 2:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
225 Kane Hall

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