Want to know why I have been using a screen name no one can pronounce for the last year? It’s because my Instructor, Rasta (pronounced hasta), gave me that name for the way I move. In Capoeira you are often given a nickname. The old capoeiristas were often outlaws and wouldn’t use their real name often but it also served to tie the groups more closely together as it does now.

On wednesday of last week I went to class again for the first time in a long while and my back muscles are just now returning to a useable state. I hope to continue my training and a part of that will be trying to build the group. If you want to check it out then currently (as of March 15, 2010) we are training on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm at Open Heart Spiritual which is at 2489 broad.

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And just to be clear I don’t teach. I am not qualified to teach. I can show you the basic movements and tell you about the art but Rasta is the instructor and has over 10 years of experience. Also Rasta is not named after the flower. His name is Portuguese for Lion. Mine means little spider.

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