You may think I am ever so slightly sick in my head for choosing the most complex and challenging martial art on the face of the earth. Especially since I have not reached any kind of goal weight! And you are right!
It appeals to the hippy in me. The idea of standing in a circle, clapping hands, singing songs and making music – really appeals to me. The fact that I get to do exercise while doing it is an added bonus. And the dance like steps in the moments are really fun – especially when you succeed at mastering a really difficult set of moves.
I remember smiling from ear to ear when I stood in my first roda. The idea that people could fight each other in a playful manner and laugh about it had me mesmerised.
WHY CAPOEIRA FOR LOGAN?
Logan is naturally athletic and muscular. He has a natural ability to stand on his head and to risk bravely. Logan is also among other things ADHD and my aim with Capoeira is to get him to use as many different intellectual skills as possible.
A LITTLE SECRET ABOUT ME…
I get bored pretty easily. But I have a high drive to succeed! So essentially I know that I need something that will (1) keep my on my toes (2) challenge me to no end and (3) thrill me while I am at it.
A LITTLE SECRET ABOUT LOGAN…
Logan is my child and the apple didn’t fall very far from the tree. In fact, I think he has a double dose of whatever I have/am.
WHO IS ENJOYING IT THE MOST?
I think it is a tie! Logan loves the acrobatic stuff, he may get a bit tired and frustrated with the repetitive tasks involved in learning a move, but ultimately he loves the play and fight! I love seeing him enjoy something. I love that the group, has taken Logan and made him a part of their “gang“. The fact that that they don’t take his nonsense and encourage him when he is on the right track.
I have a love-hate relationship, especially when we’ve skipped a class. I know I am going to be challenged, I know I am going to have to work at it and push myself. And I know I will walk out feeling like a million dollars (i.e. US Dollars and not South African Rands).