Capoeira Is Afro-Brazilian Martial Art That Gets People Moving


WE KNOW HOW HARD IT CAN BE TO WORK EXERCISE AND FITNESS INTO OUR DAILY LIVES SO EVERY MONDAY WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING STORIES ABOUT WHAT IS MOVING YOU. THIS WEEK BIANCA PETERS TAKES US TO LITTLE HAITI FOR A LESSON IN BRAZILIAN MARTIAL ARTS WITH HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF HISTORY. WE ARE ABOUT TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS MEANS. IT IS MUSIC, FIGHTING, INTUITION, RICH HISTORY AND BREAKING A SWEAT. AND THAT IS JUST THE WARM-UP. PEOPLE THINK IT IS A DANCE. BUT IT IS REALLY A MARTIAL ARTS. THIS IS A KIT. YOU ARE PROTECTING YOURSELF AND GETTING AWAY FROM OTHER KICKS. AT THE STUDIO IN LITTLE HAITI, SHE HAS BEEN TEACHING THE ART FORM. THE FACT THAT IT COMES FROM BRAZIL. AS SO MUCH CULTURE. SO MUCH MEANING AND WHEN YOU ARE IN CLASS AND HEARING THE INSTRUMENTS AND GOING THROUGH THE MUSIC, YOU GET TO LOOK VERY DEEP INSIDE. THE GAME IS LIKE A CONVERSATIONAL, FLUID MARTIAL ARTS LIKE MOVEMENT BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE. YOU’RE PUTTING TOGETHER ALL THE MOVES YOU DID IN CLASS. IN LIFE YOU LEARN WORDS TO PUT TOGETHER IN A SENTENCE. IT IS UP TO YOU HAVE TO PUT THE SENTENCE TOGETHER. ♪ IS THE INSTRUMENTS AND MUSIC, THINGS GET INTERESTING. NO MATTER WHAT, YOU ARE PLAYING WAS SOMETHING. NO MATTER WHAT. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING THAT IS WRONG. THEN IT WAS MY TURN TO PUT MY MOVES TO THE TEST OR LACK THERE OF BUT IT WAS A LOT OF FUN. PEOPLE GET SCARED BECAUSE YOU’RE DOING ALL THESE MOVES BUT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A LOT OF PRACTICE TO GAIN CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF. WE ARE ALL DOING THE SAME THING BUT LITTLE BY LITTLE, EACH OF US ARE DEMI-CONFIDENCE AND WHAT OUR OWN BODIES CAN DO. THE STUDIO IS LOCATED IN LITTLE HAITI AND THAT EVEN HAVE CLASSES MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND OFFER CLASSES FOR KIDS AS WELL. HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE CBSMIAMI.COM FOR MORE DETAILS. IT WAS AN INTENSE WORKOUT EVEN THOUGH IT IS KIND OF LIKE

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