We have been holding Taekwondo classes in the Meade Countly High School wrestling room for a month now, and what an awesome turnout! Fifteeen students regisered with the MAC and have been attending regularly since February 11. Four of these students attend the intermediate class and assist with instructing the beginners.
Last night (August 15) Capoeira Mandinga participated in the monthly Piedmont Ave. Stroll (http://www.piedmontavestroll.org/blog.html) by playing capoeira outside for almost 90 minutes. Yesterday was also Mestre Marcelo's birthday and in true capoeira tradition he declared his intention to play with everyone in the roda. Considering that there were probably over thirty people present, that would be no easy task.
After last month's text (and link) heavy blog, I thought I would try adding a few more pictures this time. So, what follows are some of my favorite moments from this year's Mandinga Tucson batizado weekend.
A picnic in the desert with Zum Zum, CM Parafina, CM Luar, Mestres Esquilo & Pinga Fogo
Now a days, it seems like people work countless hours at the gym or even video games to help lose those pounds or to tone up. But they always seem to find reasons to whine and complain about it, especially that they want to be home, well maybe calisthenics, resistance training, dynamic tension, isometrics can be a problem solver. These body weights for you (or prison workouts, which people love to hear) can be more beneficial or even more strengthening than the traditional weights, equipment or classes that you can take.