Capoeira in Portugal

Posted by len on October 15th, 2007

Tonight I finally got some real exercise, besides the countless hills walks you’re forced to do in this city, and went to my first-ever session of the Brazilian martial art/dancathon/game thingie called Capoeira. My legs ache.

If you’ve never heard of Capoeira, take a look at this:
Capoeira: It’s fun

For those that are curious how it strikes someone like me, or a complete newbie, or a computer nerd (take your pick) read on.

Here’s my shockingly brief (but honest) summary:
First you start with cartwheels.
Then you switch it up for the middle section and move on to cartwheels.
Finally you start using a new set of muscles and finish it off with some cart wheels.

Get the picture?

28 Responses to “Capoeira in Portugal”

  1. Cathy Says:

    I think you’re nuts. Can we send you some glucosamine?

  2. Daniel Says:

    Great read about the art. Very interesting. I’d love to see some pictures. Take care. Kick ass. Dance hard.

  3. Daniel Says:

    follow this link for more views or You Tube the Capoeira. It is clearly break dancing.

  4. ricardo Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huKyHxHi-04&feature=related

  5. ricardo Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgQRx3izugI&feature=related

    0_o

  6. ricardo Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-XIixWMgCc

  7. ricardo Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH4Rfcx6mDk

  8. ricardo Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sFkoXyNEY8&feature=related

  9. ricardo Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9mButj_0xk&feature=related

    http://media.www.dailylobo.com/media/storage/paper344/news/2005/07/14/Sports/Capoeira.A.Fight.Disguised.As.Dance-962443.shtml

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJnzpXGaPSw&feature=related

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