I Could Have Saved

I wish I could save all the lost and abandoned souls within this world. To dry all tears, heal all pain, and replace solace over shame. To really absorb the needless suffering so many endure, because I never really stopped to listen.

I didn’t stop for the Afghan boy who parents were killed from shots above. I didn’t stop for the improvised, while my belly stayed quite full, I didn’t stop for the shouts of agony from torment by my own inaction.

How is it my fault?

I didn’t kill the Afghan boy’s parent, I never starved a soul, and I’ve never tormented anyone in any shape or form. I just paid through taxes the deeds that support these atrocities, I just made excuses for why things are the way they are, and sometimes made justifications as why it had to be so.

But if I had admitted to carrying some of these burdens, I could have saved.

Capoeira An Introductory History


Brief Description Of Capoeira

Capoeira is an art form hat involves movement, music, and elements of practical philosophy. One experiences the essence of capoeira by “playing” a physical game called jogo de capoeira (game of capoeira) or simply jogo. During this ritualized combat, two capoeiristas (players of capoeira) exchange movements of attack and defense in a constant flow while observing rituals and proper manners of the art. Both players attempt to control the space by confusing the opponent with feints and deceptive moves. During the jogo, the capoeiristas explore their strengths and weaknesses, fears and fatigue in a sometimes frustrating, but nevertheless enjoyable, challenging and constant process of personal expression, self-reflection and growth.

Historical Background

During the Middle Ages, Portugal suffered a drastic decrease in its labor force as a result of human loss in the war for independence from Castile, and from a series of epidemics of devastating proportions. Moreover, a huge deployment of people to Africa and India in Portugal’s colonial endeavors intensified the crisis (Pinsky1988: 14). Gomes Eannes de Azurara was one of the first to register Portugal’s incipient attempt to replace its productive hands, narrating how Antáo Gonçalves in 1441 captured and took the first Africans to the Infant D. Henrique, King of Portugal (in Rego 1968: 1-2). By the early 1500s, Portugal had begun extensive human trafficking from Africa to its South American colony of Brazil.

Read more:

http://www.capoeira.bz/mestreacordeon

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Books:

http://www.amazon.com/Capoeira-Brazilian-History-Philosophy-P…

Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance, rhythm and movement. Capoeira is a dialog between players – a conversation through movement which can take on many shades of meaning. The details of capoeira’s origins and early history are still a matter of debate among historians, but it is clear that african slaves played a crucial role in the development of the artform. Some historians claim that slaves used capoeira’s dance-like appearance as a way to hide their training of combat and self defense. Capoeira’s many styles come out of the context of two principle branches that were formalized in the first half of the twentieth century following capoeira’s legalization. This is only the beginning of the story – look below to find out more.

http://www.princeton.edu/~capoeira/ln_abt.html


 
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