How much do I need to Train to Get Good?

Most people think that if I go to class and stay consistent I’ll start to see improvement in my capoeira game, and I crunched a few numbers to see if that was true. Scenario 1:  I go to class every week Your teacher has class 2x a week. In a year you’ll train about 100 […]

Honoring Mestre Joao Grande

“Maior e Deus, Grande e Joao. A recent video popped up on my Facebook feed about one of the (if not the oldest) living Mestre of Capoeira, Mestre Joao Grande on an episode of Sesame street (playing the berimbau). Capoeira has always been an obscure martial art so seeing  it on a popular kids TV […]

Starting Capoeira as a Teenager

I found out about Capoeira through the movie Ong Bak and I thought, holly crap, this dude is moving like a video game character. I had no idea how it was even possible to do cartwheels while kicking someone in the face. I was blown away and thought, “I have to learn this thing!”. When […]

Why do Capoeira in New York City?

If you’re new to New York city like me, you know how hard it is to do the following… Make friends Stay active People in New York are always on a mission. Their mission is the be the next big dancer, a successful lawyer, or a business person. I personally always feel like I’m busy! […]

Sexual Misconduct: Doing Something Pt. 2

2017 was undoubtedly the year when the house of cards came crashing down on all sorts of sexual misconduct. Cosby and Weinstein are just a few of the names brought up in the discussion. I made an earlier post at the end of 2017 talking about some of the efforts being made in the world […]