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 breath 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 a few days later… I simply can’t stay away for too long. He melts me like 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”.
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.
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 8 pm