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  1. Hi Pdls06, Capoeira is a Brazilian/Afro martial art, that was originally disguised in a dance by African slaves. If you get a chance, google it. The Wiki site has a really good, fairly accurate explanation. It's beautiful to watch and they have a kids' program down here, for little ones 2-4 year olds even. You have to see them doing hand and headstands and kicks. It's adorable. LOL It's very balance based, and although the hands are used for blocking, the offensive moves are more kicks. It's a dodge, kick, very cardio intensive, nonstop moving type of martial arts. It becomes an addiction. T
  2. Social Anxiety Disorder - How many of us struggle with this each day? And yet I sit here and nobody can possibly even begin to imagine that I am struggling even just now... I smile and work and talk (well ramble) because I don't want to be the "weird girl". My heart is pounding, my palms are sweaty, my mind is racing. I can feel the panic attack at the edge of my subconscious...I hate this feeling. The first class when I joined Capoeira, I didn't even know if I'd be able to bring myself to participate. I thought my heart was going to explode. I practiced the first thing they taught us for days
  3. I decided in November to take on a new task, a new activity that I can learn but feel safe in as well. I'm not one for fighting, not one for working out either. But having enrolled my extremely active 4 year old into a Capoeira Preschool, the only one of it's kind in the WORLD, and having my daughter go after school, I decided I'd like to try it. Folks, it's amazing. Where traditional martial arts involves sparring, involves touch and impact, this one does not. If you get kicked, it's quite by accident because it's a game although it can be used for defensive and offensive fighting. If you've
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