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Capoeira Classes will be offered:
Thursdays from 11am-noon (Ericksson courts, Arrillaga)
Saturdays from 12pm-2pm (San Diego courts, Ford Center)
Sundays from 11am-12:30pm (San Diego courts, Ford Center)
More details on the Classes page!
Check out the activities planned for this quarter here!
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Here’s a note from Mestre Beiçola:
Hi everyone I am back from Brazil and I would like to start warming up for 2010 with a few classes in December 2009.
It’s happening right now!
Beginning this Wednesday DEC. 16th and continuing every Wednesday:6:30 pm Dança-Afro/ Samba 8:00 pm Gafieira (note: The Gafieira class will now be called “Dança de Salão” -the Brazilian name for “Ballroom Dance” – because I will be introducing other couples dances like Forró, Lambada and so on.)
Sunday DEC 20th (continuing):11:00 am Dança-Afro/ Samba 2:00 pm Percussion
2:30 pm Capoeira
Private classes in Music and Dance are always available. Just ask, and we can arrange a time that fits your schedule.
Cavaquinho (Brazilian Ukulele) will only be taught in private lessons. Please call or e-mail to book a slot (please visit http://www.brazivedas.com for contact info and studio address).
All other classes will have a two-week break, starting back again in January. Stay tuned for an e-mail with details on the full line-up for 2010.
In the meantime, please check the website for class updates next week and begin planning your New Year’s resolutions!
I am looking forward to seeing some of you in class this week, and hopefully many more in January. I wish you all the best.
PS: The Friday Capoeira, dance and couple’s dance classes in Berkeley will restart in January as well – please stay tuned
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.
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.
Please click the links below to download the pdf file of the movements for each cord level.