Thinking of taking Capoeira classes

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    Feb 15, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    What's the consensus here on Capoeira? I figured that if I'm going to drop over a grand for the year I want to hear opinions about it from guys who have actually done it.

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    Feb 15, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    ... sounds pricey, how many classes a week will you get for that?
    and what's your motivation? and background?

    if you have training in or talent for gymnastics/acrobatics/break dancing, you'd probably not end up looking a total idiot.

    if not.... then you'll probably need years of training before you stop looking like an idiot. don't expect to be able to do all those fancy capoeira moves in a year (unless you're really committed and train every day). that stuff is hard.

    I've seen guys on tv who were supposed to be instructors, and they still looked like idiots....

    I was never into capoeira, but I've spent a life with judo, and I know that in any martial art requring complex movements and strength, you're still a newbie after a years practice.

    Also keep in mind that many martial arts academies are businesses, and they make a lot of money on people who are "fascinated by their art" and think they'll become a new Bruce Lee in a heartbeat. As long as the academies are getting money out of people, they're happy to keep people in their delusions.
    The best you can do is check if your instructor (to be) is any good and then put in the effort that is required.


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    Feb 15, 2011 2:33 PM GMT
    How many classes a week? Angola or Regional?

    I teach Capoeira and love it, but the most I've ever seen charged is maybe $15/class as a drop-in or monthly packages depending how many times a week you want to train.
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    Feb 15, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    I've done capoeira before. Its good fun, but you gotta be committed to it to get anywhere near decent at it. As a martial art its ok. Not the most formidable martial art in the world, but there is a reason why people still study it.
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    Feb 15, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    I have a good friend in Vancouver who's a Capoeira instructor. Let me know if you want his contact info (though I guess you've probably found some one from the sounds of your post).
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    Feb 15, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    im starting it again next week, I always loved it