Sunday in Brasilia. We got up and the guys had laid out a yummy breakfast and we ate together before going to the best part if Brasilia. Parque De Cidade. This park is actually the largest urban park in the world with 4.2 million m2 and was buzzing on this Sunday morning with so many people being active. We power walked and at times stopped and kicked the ball around. Awh I've missed having someone eager for football around. That was Carlos. Not Zusanna as she waited patiently for us to run out of tricks and moves haha.
We watched Capoeria and I was so impressed. The way they move so quick, their agility, their strength to hold them self up, their ability to be creative in their movement, their intuition and also the sense of community. One person could be fighting/dancing in one instance and then in the next, playing an instrument and singing. Capaoeria was developed in Brazil mainly by African descendants with native Brazilian influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. The word capoeira probably comes from the Tupi language, referring to the areas of low vegetation in the Brazilian interior where the game was played. It was invented by slaves and disguised as a dance in order to prevent its capoeiristas from punishment or execution for learning how to fight and defend themselves, which was forbidden to those who were legally defined as property
Please take a look at the video to see how amazing it really is. They make it look so easy and I bet it's super hard. My next step will to be to try it.
Tracy Donachie, MSc in Performance Psychology.