Archive for February, 2009
Here are some photos from the latest roda. Our group demonstrated for a bunch of middle school students and other passing tourists at the Stanford Main Quad. It was a beautiful day, and everyone had a great time. Thanks to everyone who came, and a special thanks to the photographer.
Like Arjuna shooting his arrow straight to the eye of his target, focus only on the goal.
Call it tunnel vision, call it concentration – in the end, just don’t let peripheral distractions obscure your aim.
Recap of the story from the Mahabharata:
“After his brothers all attempted to shoot the wooden bird, it was Arjuna’s turn. He readied himself, his bow and arrow in perfect position! When his Guru asked him, “Arjuna, will you tell me what you see?”
Arjuna replied, “Sir, I only the eye of the bird.” When asked by the teacher whether he was able to see the bird, the tree, and people around, Arjuna replied that he saw nothing but the eye of the bird only.
Arjuna’s teacher was pleased with his immense concentration and correct approach towards the art of archery.”
[Click the image to read the original article (www.avani-mehta.com)]
Ever need a little pick-me-up in the afternoon? Wish there was an alternative to coffee? Can’t wait until 6:30 to start playing capoeira? Here’s your solution: join the capoeira-coffeebreak mailing list!
The purpose of the capoeira-coffeebreak mailing list is to facilitate spontaneous afternoon capoeira practice. The idea is that you’d email the list with a suggestion of when and where to meet, e.g. “Anyone up for handstands near the Clark Center, in about 15 min (4:30)?” Sound easy? It is.
You can sign up here:
(the link is on the right-hand column of this page)
Due to low attendance the Saturday samba class has been canceled. Please check with Brazil Culture and Arts for alternative locations.
A roda at Stanford will be held every first Saturday of the month, 12pm in the gym where we train during the week (Ford Center). Everyone is encouraged to come and play, even bring friends. It’s a great chance to learn songs as well. Put those moves you learn during the week to good use!
Below are photos from the first one, from February 7, 2009. Thank you to those who were there!
Looking forward to the next one (March 7, 2009)! Mark your calendars!
|Capoeira Narahari Saturday Roda|
Here’s a link to the gallery of last weekend’s show for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation:
|Brazilian Show for PAMF|
Here are some more photos (sorry, some pictures are present in both galleries)
And Capoeira Video:
P.S. also make sure to checkout the update in our batizado post
Post a comment, or talk to me in class if you’re interested in this event:
We can discuss carpools on Thursday or Saturday after class if people are interested.
Starting Monday Feb 02, 2009, Stanford Capoeira will be running 3 times a week to build endurance, strength and overall athleticism to help you bring your capoeira game to the next level. Like any worthwhile activity, capoeira is about taking your body and mind to levels you may not have thought possible. Lets get started.
Run times are as follows (they’ll also be posted on the Capoeira Narahari Google Calendar – search for it on public calendars):
Monday – 7:00pm Stanford Track
Wednesday – 8:30pm Stanford Track
Sunday – 7:00pm In front of Pizza My Heart ( 220 University Ave )
Stanford Track location map: http://campus-map.stanford.edu/index.cfm?ID=09-390 )
They’ll last for about 20 min to start so it’s not a huge time commitment. We plan to start running at the listed times, so do whatever you have to do to show up on time.