Capoeira Besouro Hawaii 2012

Capoeira Besouro Hawaii 2012

Capoeira Besouro Hawaii 2012

Here I am back to the second Capoeira exhibition and  to watch my grandson Nico earn his second belt in this martial art. With much more enthusiasm than his first year (Nico’s first belt exhibition)Nico did quite well in this grandmother’s opinion.

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The ceremonies started with a Tahitian dance.

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Nico was all smiles and laughter while getting ready to do a quick performance before their test began.

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Then the serious face showed on all the students as the adults came out and demonstrated. This is the ultimate goal for Nico

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He is not falling backwards he is totally balanced.

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Nico is now doing his polite greeting with the teacher who will run him through his drills

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He is so much more serious this year and more interactive than he was last year.

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There is so much style, grace and balance in this art. The teacher is rolling over him not falling on him

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IMG_0816Nico is doing a head spin here. Notice the balance that the teacher has.

IMG_0817Nico has so much more coordination this year.  No more yawning and speeding through his drills. He has practiced and strengthened his muscles.

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And here is his signature hand stand. each child gets the chance to demonstrate the skill he feels is his best. Nico has mastered his hand stand. Now next will be hopefully the one that his teacher is performing next to him.

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A bow to the audience and it’s over. For this year.

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He is so happy with his new belt. Now to learn how to tie it.

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6 comments on “Capoeira Besouro Hawaii 2012

  1. Sartenada says:

    I have to make correction to my comment. I meant my son and my daughter. My grandson was playing ice hockey and my granddaughter love riding. At this moment she is in Holland to train future competition horses. So sorry, giving wrong info.

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  2. Sartenada says:

    Great post and so are Your photos. I have seen Capoeira in Rio. Both of my grandchildren have been practicing martial arts. My granddaughter Taekwondo, Karate and Krav Mag. My grandson Judo. Also he has Nunchakus and was on a course in Paris to learn to use them.

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  3. megtraveling says:

    That was an impressive performance. He did a good job!

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  4. Velta Maes says:

    He is a beautiful little boy, Karen. You must be so proud of him. Love and hugs, Aunt Velta

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