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This Guy Will Be The Death Of Me…

This guy will be the death of me…

I am looking at him and thinking – this guy will be the death of me. Many have tried before, but I somehow know he’ll succeed. With a huge smile on his face – one you simply cannot argue with – he’s making me do things I never pictured myself doing before. I’m out of breathe and my knees are shaking. How much more of this I can handle I wonder? Last time I saw him, my entire body was in pain and I literally couldn’t walk for two days. I know I will leave in just about an hour, but I will be back few days later… I simply can’t stay away for too long. He melts me like an ice cream on a hot summer day but I am already an addict and I need this. Again and again.

Now that I’ve got your interest, let me introduce to you my Capoeira teacher – Kosta “Parafuso”.
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Here’s what I’m actually talking about 🙂

Now, to get this straight – we’re not talking about romantic emotions here (though I do realize that the above paragraph sounds a little bit 50 shades of gray-ish). Even though romance is not involved, everything written above is the absolute truth. After my very first Capoeira class I really couldn’t walk and barely survived the second time. Despite this, the way the classes are lead makes you feel as if you’re playing a game! At the end of our second class Kosta instructed us to form two lines and a sort of a plait with our legs and do sit ups. While he was explaining it in detail, I couldn’t help but think: “Does this guy do anything in the conventional way?” I think the answer to this one is “No” but I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what makes things so awesome and why I can’t wait to go again!

Finding my silence

I can’t really describe what a Capoeira class is like (at least at the Capoeira CDO Bulgaria school) because it’s unlike anything else and you have to experience it yourself. But last night there was a thought that stuck in my head and I need to tell you about it. If you’re anything like me, the noisiness of the big cities if not exactly the atmosphere you feel great at. Perhaps this is why I couldn’t feel happy in London besides the benefits of living in such a large city. And even though Sofia is way quieter, I still manage to lose my concentration sometimes because of all the noise. Same thing was happening again last week and just when I thought I may need to get away from here, I found my silence while making noise. What I mean: the last 30 minutes of our Capoeira class are dedicated to music. We all sit around in a circle and use instruments I cannot even name yet, to create something which to my untrained years is similar to ….well, just noise really. There is a rhythm, though as beginners we often lose it. Well, in that total mess I finally found the silence my entire being was begging for…

To wrap all this blabbing of mine

I don’t know if I have managed to get you interested in Capoeira, but I hope I did. If you’re located in Sofia, Bulgaria, please come and join us once – you’ll definitely gain a lot. Here’s what (in my opinion) Capoeira is amazing for from the perspective of the modern city human being:

  • Improving rhythm;
  • Improving balance;
  • Learning to defend yourself if needed;
  • Learning how to move your body in space;
  • Getting in amazing shape;
  • Having fun like a 5 year old!

So, if you decide you want to sign up for Capoeira classes, please go ahead – you will not regret it. And if you are located in Sofia, the Capoeira CDO Bulgaria classes for beginners are held every Monday from 8p.m. and every Saturday from 7p.m. The price is 10 leva per class and if you are confident you will visit every time you can get a monthly card covering all 8 classes for just 40 leva. Classes are held in the Vassil Levski stadium in Aktiv hall. Let us know if you’re coming – we’ll be happy to meet you outside before class and show you where the hall is 🙂

Nina Alexander

Nina is the big sister. She's a marketing professional by day, traveler by heart, tech geek, bookworm, beer lover and an amateur photographer. Her motto is Friedrich Nietzsche's famous quote "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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