If you’ve seen capoeira, you know that is fascinating. As a first time viewer, the flips probably catch your eye. If you’ve trained it for a while, you notice the trickiness, the malandragem, the strategy. If you’re teaching it, it gives you joy to see the improvement of your students.
However, beneath all these, capoeira is fun to watch because the people playing it are HAPPY playing it. Sure you see people getting kicked, getting a black eye or bruised shin, or being taken down, but more often than not, a capoeirista takes all these with a smile.
For the next few posts, I will have photos that show the happiness that is ingrained in this art form. No fancy moves. Just happy capoeiristas.
These pictures remind me why I keep training this art. That even when I get lazy periods, I manage to get back into the roda.