Went to a Capoeira Class

Discussion in 'Other Styles' started by Pretty In Pink, May 12, 2017.

  1. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    Regional (I don't know how to spell it) style. It was beginners stuff, but it was easy enough. A small class but I could do everything after a few tries. Really enjoyed it, hoping it gets difficult quickly though :D
     
  2. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth

    Was there music being played?

    The string bow thing always looks great fun to play!
     
  3. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    Just a tambourine and an MP3. Learned a few songs/chants at the end. Turns out that's the thing I did actually suck at :D
     
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  4. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth

    I was with you till you said tambourine!

    hahahahha!
     
  5. Rataca100

    Rataca100 Banned Banned

    At least you get music. :(
     
  6. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Moderator Supporter

    You spelled it correctly. I'm sure it'll get difficult enough soon--especially if that particular group puts any focus on aerial movements. Enjoy your training and let us know how it goes when you get into a roda/rodinha!
     
  7. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    It doesn't seem to unfortunately. It seems to be a beginners class. Aerial is what I'm after :p
     
  8. VoidKarateka

    VoidKarateka Valued Member

    I always wanted to have a go at it. Not sure how I'd do at the mo since my current physical condition is a far cry from when I was heavily into anything acrobatic.

    Sounds like a good laugh though. A place in Birmingham usually puts up events and open days (with food, so that got my attention) I might give it a go.

    What can we expect from a beginner's class?
     
  9. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    Basic beginner movements, hand stands included in the warm up which was fun. The warm up I felt was tough for a beginners class but I got through it just fine. The instructor was very helpful and catered to all skill level for sure.

    Gonna go this Friday if I can.
     
  10. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Moderator Supporter

    Sorry to hear that. Any idea how long people go through the beginner's stage there?
     
  11. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    Pretty sure it's only fundamentals. Not fussed though. Next time I go I'll give an update.
     
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  12. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    So the next time turned out to be tonight. Me and one other guy because it's Christmas. I'm a really fast learner so she said we went through about a months worth of capoeira lessons in an hour. Boosted my ego if nothing else.

    Turns out they DO Rhoda (sp) I just need to sign the waiver first. Hope fully get that done before new year.

    There is also a kickboxing sparring class just before it and a wrestling class. I can do one or the other and maybe even all three if I play my cards right.

    Exciting times.
     
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  13. Travess

    Travess Misplaced Melancholy Supporter

    Oh to be in my 20's again!!!

    Travess
     
  14. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    Mate I'm getting old. I've got quite a few probably-permanent injuries. My left knee for one. My back every now and again, and so many headaches.
     
  15. Rand86

    Rand86 likes to butt heads

    o_O

    Well, now I've seen everything...
     
  16. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    Just in case of injury.

    On that note, my knees feel really tight and achey. Like they've just aged 20 years. I've always had loose ligarments though, so this is probably a good thing.
     
  17. Rand86

    Rand86 likes to butt heads

    I get that, it's just something I've literally never seen done before. Kinda makes me wonder what the heck kind of rodas are they running. :D

    Anyway, have fun and don't beat up anyone who doesn't have it coming (you'll know the type when you see them). ;)
     

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