Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Capoeira witch boy

So here I am again! :o) I can't wait to post those Museum photos, but my camera batteries are reloading, so only tomorrow I'll be able to do that.

In the meantime, a great piece of news about Lucas: He will start practicing Capoeira at school! He was dying to play it - because there's this videogame named Tekken that he loves playing at his dad and when he first leraned about it, and finally next Friday he'll have his first lesson. He's soooo excited about it!

Capoeira, for those who are unfamiliar with it, is an ancient dance/fight played by Brazilian slaves centuries ago to keep their flexibility, identity and dignity as human beings, and mainly a disguised way of practicing a fight to protect themselves against their masters when trying to escape. It was brought by their African brothers, and became extremely popular in Brazil, being now considered a national sport. It's very beautiful to watch, and fun to play, although - specially for adults - sometimes, as in any contact sport, you can be hurt by the oponent's speedy feet.

I signed the papers allowing him to join the classes (I'll call Rodrigo later, because he's the one to pay for the classes!) and he had to choose a nickname to be used by the teacher during classes. His first choice was "Zumbi", but he ended up choosing "Dragon" (pronounced as in Spanish): it is his animal totem (that's what he says), and also the name of one of the characters in Bakugan cartoon.

Now he can hardly wait to Friday to come, and I'm happy he will have this extra activity besides soccer. It's another great way to keep his little body in healthy motion, and his heart happy! :o)

3 comentários:

Maebius said...

That is great knowing your little witch is interested in a wonderful athletic activity, with somewhat spiritual undertones (any martial art).


Dragonstar said...

Sounds a great activity, and with such a history too. You must be so proud of your little dragon!

Bridgett said...

How wonderful for him! Hope he's enjoying his classes. :)