Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Why I like Capoeira

In June 2010 I started Capoeira while in Lawrence, Kansas under Celso Wills. I stopped for a few months after moving to Los Angeles in November of 2010. I picked it up again in the spring under Contra Mestre Xingu and have been training under him ever since at Valley Capoeira. I go as much as possible every week, each session usually being about 2 grueling hours with the heat in the gym turned up as high as possible. Why? Because it's about:
  • Fun! I love doing Cartwheels!
  • Strength.
  • Endurance.
  • Agility.
  • Flexibility.
  • Weight control.
  • Personal Challenge.
  • Showing off.
  • Learning new moves I never imagined before I began.
  • Trying to stop being the member of my family who can't play musical instruments.
  • Overcoming my fears of singing in public.
  • Showing them whippersnappers how us old people do it.
  • Making new friends and joining a community.
  • Playing in the roda with all my new friends. :-)
  • Having several hours a day where I get to just be a complete newbie and work my butt off.

Capoeira at PyCon?

Anyone up for trying or doing Capoeira at PyCon? Let me know either here or at @pydanny and if I get enough people I'll get my Mestre to teach a session and give a demo!


1 comment:

Henrique Bastos said...

Very cool! Art brings balance to our cientific minds.