Sunday, June 06, 2010

Mestre Celso

A mate of Ben's came round for tea on Thursday, so we picked him up from a capoeira lesson as it was just down the road.

The session took place in the park rather than the community centre as it was a beautiful day, and I got to watch the last quarter or hour or so from a bench. It was being taught by an older fellow who a little Internet research as identified as Mastre Celso.

It certainly did my heart good to see a man in his eighth decade doing cartwheels on the grass and smiling as he passed on his skills to a gang of kids. For all that, from what I could see, it wouldn't be that much use in an honest to God tear up, capoeira did look like a healthy lifestyle.

"Smart clothes could soon be helping their wearers cope with the stresses of modern life," says the BBC. Get outside while the sun's shining say I.

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