It is Friday and I got back from Berlin on Monday, I am still exhausted! I had a 4 day event to attend in Berlin, Mestre Bailarino, from group Capoeira Raiz International was hosting his annual event Integracao. I have no words to describe it. It was amazing, I had the chance to meet teachers and mestres that inspired me so much. They never get tired, they are always ready to play, their movements are so defined that it is a delight to see them playing.
We had a lecture about the origins of capoeira and the slaves trade from Africa that is said to be the roots of capoeira in Brazil.
I simply loved it, the atmosphere, the people, the game. It is so much information to assimilate but it is worthy. If I can take only 3 moves with me and practise them, I will be happy.
Also, meeting other students from group Raiz in Portugal and Poland made me release that there is always progress when you keep on training. At some points during the 3 years I have been training, I felt as if that was it, as if my body shouted ENOUGH! and would not go a step further, but during this event I saw myself progressing and I opened my eyes wide.
I am ready for training and roda today!