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Batizado de Capoeira

My first accomplishment in Brazil

Finally, after 3 months of hard training, on November 25th I had a chance to participate in Batizado; an event that takes place every year in Capoeira school where i was training where all students have chance to attain next level in Capoeira. The atmosphere at Batizado is so amazing, unique, actually indescribable with words. I can compare vibrations floating in the air with mass in church. It really feels like a ritual that tune you to some perspective of the world.

For information Capoeira is a martial art originated in Africa and Brazil, It combines, singing, dancing, acrobatic movements, some hits and playing various musical instruments.

This event was leaded by the master of the school, Mestre Aberre of Aberre Capoeira school. Ceremony lasted for about 4 and a half hours, after about 40 min of warming up, which was really intense already, we stayed around roda (the circle) clapped our hands, watched the more experienced capoeristas dance, then belt inauguration ceremony started, guys who were eligible for next level, were supposed to play dance with the master and between each other of the same level. there were a lot of different levels there, so my group waited about 2 hours for our turn, standing, singing and clapping hands.
So finally our master put our new belts around our waists and fun began!
I did some serious martial arts training in my life before like military ju jutsu, the same that special forces in army undergoes, and others martial arts training, getting up to 18 trainings per week, thats about 3 traings a day on average, so my organism is prepared for long, exhausting trainings i dont even notice 1 training in capoeira or 2 hour tennis game, but here, i dont know why, i was just falling of my feets when i danced, i guess emotional and physical effort that we put in, was enormous.
So finally there i am, legitimate holder of the first level belt in Capoeira :D
Congratulate me :)

After Batizando ended, everyone went to a pub, but i couldn't go awww, because i arranged a farewell party for me in a different place, since tomorrow was my last day in Brazil.

Posted by vanbest 02:00 Archived in Brazil

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