If like me you never have heard of Abadá-Capoeira, which is Brazilian martial arts, you are missing something special. On a whim, I was lucky enough to catch a free performance featuring half a dozen of its athletes at the French Institute last weekend, and the event was enthralling.
While the activity clearly is a sport, it is one more like a performance absent any contact, except by mistake. Abadá-Capoeira manages to combine the thrusts that remind me of jiu jitsu with the grace of dance.
With a name that I have no clue how to pronounce, the activity has its origins in Continue reading