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February 2020

Defense or Offense?

Defense or Offense? 150 150 Sports Together

In our last training session our Capoeira trainer Ugnius asked us a very insightful question: what way me move (or how we dance- as a LEAD or we FOLLOW?) . The main focus was placed on observing our instinctual inclination to either ATTACK or RETREAT. Most tend to feel more comfortable in one or the…

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Zoo Capoeira

Zoo Capoeira 150 150 Sports Together

Sometimes there are days when we want more to “play” than “work”. During these kind of days the best way to begin a training is with “zoo” capoeira. Although this form of capoeira seems to be the most suitable for kids but sometimes “young adults” needs to play too. The name “zoo” naturally implies animals.…

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Freedom in The Body

Freedom in The Body 150 150 Sports Together

One on the forms freedom is to have  the body trained to such an extent that it becomes a tool for creativity and expression of the movement. Moving or dancing with another is a form of non-verbal communication through physical contact between two humans. We often talk about “physical education” in society as something that…

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Acrobatics and Capoeira

Acrobatics and Capoeira 150 150 Sports Together

Every Capoeira class seems to be unique or focused around a particular theme. The last session has involved a lot of acrobatic training, developing the body’s coordination skills, balance as and strength of the core. One of our mentors – Ugnius from “Kaunas Capoeira” mentioned that all of the exercises done individually for example during…

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How Capoeira Can Teach Us Tolerance?

How Capoeira Can Teach Us Tolerance? 150 150 Sports Together

Last time during our second Capoeira workshop at Žalianamis – atviras jaunimo centras. Our Audrius Kiuberis began the opening circle with a talk about tolerance. Instantly, the theory was put into practice as some new participants were eager to get the training started, getting impatient with the discussion and waiting to spring into action mode. What is tolerance then?…

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Capoeira Workshops. Part 2.

Capoeira Workshops. Part 2. 150 150 Sports Together

Over 24 young people gathered to the first Capoeira workshop hosted by Vilnius Antakalnis open youth center “Žalianamis”, during which both our local youth center visitors, as well as the international youth community and the participants of the intensive CAPOEIRA CONNECTS COMMUNITY 1-week long training came together. Some of them joined out of the curiosity about this…

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2nd Training Course

2nd Training Course 150 150 Sports Together

During the summer time second training course where taking place on 22 – 28th of July in Kaunas, Lithuania. This training course was created for refugees/migrants/mentors to become capoeira teachers. The 7-day training course provided participants with the knowledge about anatomy, capoeira’s training programme and theory, injuries which can happen during the training and how…

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Capoeira Day

Capoeira Day 150 150 Sports Together

On 28th of July in beautiful Vingio parkas which is located in the capital of Lithuania we organised a public event where we invited people who we already knew, thanks to this beautiful project, as well we were inviting new people to try Capoeira with us – as we believe that Capoeira is a perfect…

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Spring/Summer weekly Capoeira Classes

Spring/Summer weekly Capoeira Classes 150 150 Sports Together

From March till June of 2019 inclusive capoeira workshops where happening in Pabrades “Ryto” gymnasium school (in the city where one of the refugee  center is located). Workshops where organised for refugees and locals (for both men and women) especially to encourage refugees, to keep practising sports and to get basic capoeira skills. One of the…

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