Tag Archives: Martial Arts

What is Capoeira?

Reader beware – this is an opinion piece on the topic of what Capoeira is, based on my nine years of experience as a Capoeirista. For more information, check out the Wikipedia entry here, or check out any of the major groups’ different websites

What is Capoeira?

This seemingly straightforward question has caused a lot of debate – some say it’s a fight, others call it a dance, and some call it poetry in motion. I think my Capoeira teacher put it best when she called it ‘an expression of Brazilian culture’. Continue reading

10 tips to the Martial Arts beginner

Disclaimer – The advice in this post is purely based on own experience, one student to another.

It can be very daunting to take up Martial Arts if you’re a complete beginner, but try to keep the below in mind and your time as rookie should be more enjoyable. This first phase of your training might feel overwhelming, but should also be full of new impressions, lessons learned and the inherent joy of quick progress. A lot of people drop out after the first few weeks, so this will most likely be your first adversary!

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