This weekend was jam-packed with activities, yet somehow perfectly relaxing and calm. The highlight was definitely seeing my good friend Leah receive her yellow cord in capoeira at her first batazido, a sort of martial arts baptism. Congrats, Leah!
The Afro-Brazilian martial art, which really looks more like a beautiful dance routine, is incredible to watch.Those who excel are strong and have almost acrobatic moves. It's seriously mesmerizing to watch!
Leah recommends Capoeria Brasil's Saturday free classes for beginners held in Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.
Check out all the classes that Capoeira Brasil offers here.