Friday, June 22, 2007

First Class

I went to my first capoeira class tonight. It was tremendously challenging, far beyond my expectations. I spent most of the night sitting on the sidelines trying not to pass out. I also enjoyed it more than any other martial art I’ve ever studied. The culture and music associated with capoeira is motivating and the controlled acrobatic movements are so exciting. I might not be able to climb out of bed tomorrow morning but I can’t wait for my next class. In the mean time, I’m going to read a bit and try to get a handle on a smooth, balanced ginga (pronounced jinga). Oh, and I’ll probably try to learn to count to 10 in Brazillian Portuguese.

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