I’m sick, tired as fuck, and I have a ton of homework to do. Make it stooooop!
Day three was also very complicated! There was a combination where we had to do a parafuso…I can’t do one of those to save my life! We also had to show our leadership skills while doing these combination’s. One person had to take charge and tell everyone when to go. In my line it was always me :P I guess it’s b/c the people in my line were too shy and still rather new. Either way I had no problem w/ telling everyone when to go.
We also worked on adding a little…I guess the word would be “flavor” to our ginga. Mestre asked us to be more playful w/ the other person. I really need to work on that a little more, I think. I was also told I needed to work on my ground game more too, but my kicks were good! Mestre told my instructor I finished them all! :D
In the end we had a roda and said our goodbyes. The next time Mestre will be in town is in June for our first ever Batizado! Time to work even harder and get ready!
The combination’s were way more complicated! We trained for 6 hours (w/ a one hour break). It was amazing to train for that long. The first half was taught by Mestre, while the second by taught by Professor Indio. The second half of class was when things got even more complicated. I was confused a lot of the time, luckily after a bit the class was split and we got an easier but still complicated combination.
Oh! Also I got kicked in the ovaries…hahahahahahahaaaaa! I’m fine though but Mestre was really worried when it happened.
I think I’m starting to understand the “Don’t leave your girlfriend at the bus stop” metaphor with each workshop. So now I think it means that my girlfriend is capoeira, and during class I only think of her and nothing else…b/c if I leave her behind by thinking of something else while I’m with her I “end up on Jerry Springer, and Jerry Springer is bad!”
Mestre also quoted Afroman…”B/c I got High”…I forget what he was talking about but…yeah a 62-63 year old man quoting Afroman…funny! You had to be there to know how hilarious it sounded.
Ok, ok, ok. I got my sleep. Day one, was aweeeeesooooommmmeeeee!
We did a lot of movements down the floor and were told to not leave our girlfriends at the bus stop. I took it to mean that we shouldn’t work ahead of our partner and work together to do the combination right. I could be wron b/c when the Madison intructor asked me if I understood and I explained he was all “oooooooh….” Sooooo…I may be wrong. Also Mestre used another metaphor…it went something like “You and your boyfriend/girlfriend (partner) are in Minnesota, why are you going to New York? Stay in Minnesota!”…I’ll let you guys take a guess at what that one means…hehehe.
For the last hour of class we had a practice roda. We practiced buying in and pushing the other person while doing ginga. After that we practiced having a low games near the floor. Ooh ooh! Mestre complimented me! Hahaha! He noticed that I bought in a lot and talked to everyone about how the person who waits for their self esteem to go up to go into the roda will never learn Capoeira while the person who’s willing to make mistakes will learn. So then he points to me and says “I shee this girl buying in alot! Now who’s going to learn Capoeira? The one who’s waiting for their self esteem, or the one who’s willing to make mistakes?” Teeee heeeeee! Oh! And he also made me kick at him. I was thinking “Oh my gatos, don’t do something stupid!”
For that last…half hour or so we had a roda! Hells yeah! Haha! And Professor Indio (white shirt at the beginning) walked in! I was thinking “Holy shit! I’ve seen him on youtube! He has the sickest floreio I’ve ever seen, ever!!!!!” That was pretty awesome! I hope I get to play a game with him!
I’m ready for Day 2!!!
Mestre is serious business…but at the same time hilarious! Especially when he uses the metaphors. I’ll tell you guys about it more tomorrow :P
Mestre is in town and workshops are TONIGHT (and tomorrow and Sunday)! I’m so excited to finally meet him! Everyone I train with has been telling me stories about him and how he likes to use a lot of silly metaphors. Here’s two of the one’s I’ve heard:
“Don’t leave your girlfriend at the bus stop”
“Don’t feed your grandmother cat food”
I have no clue of what they mean but they have something to do with Capoeira. I’ll hopefully find out soon enough :D
You just cant stop watching:
You tell your friends about it and they’re like:
Then on one fateful day, you get them to watch a marathon of episodes with you, and you both are watching like:
When the show is over they’re in love with it too:
But it was all YOU. It was YOU that got them to love it. So in your head you’re like:
Think I’m rude?
Think I’m ugly?
Think I’m an idiot?
From now on, I shall just bask in my own awesomeness, and all will be well.