Welcome to the "Men You are not Alone" group.
Like you, I have been significantly overweight for most of my adult life. Like you, lately I have been more than 100 lbs above my ideal weight, and like you, I seek to change that. So far Spark is working well for me.
Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions; I'll be happy to try and answer them if I can. I wish you every continuing success. 1529 days ago
You must have gone to Contra Mestre Paulo's roda. He came to the batizado last year and really energized the group here. he is coming back for our next batizado. I heard his classes are quite hard core. The easy part for me was to learn the names of the moves. I even had to correct their pronounciation! I haven't checked out your link but I can do all the basic moves-I'm having problems with queda de rim because I don't have enough upper body strength to lift my legs up. I also struggle with handstands and acrobatic moves. I can do au without a problem.
I'll check out that website, thanks! 3039 days ago
No, I'm from Guam but our capoeira group branched off of a group in San Diego, it's capoeria Mandinga San Diego, in fact our instructor is there now and he's coming back for our Batizado with Contra Mestre Paulo who runs the San Diego chapter. One of our kid's moms just went there to visit and she said that their classes were very hardcore so we need to stop fooling around! I did live in San Diego for 4 years in the 80's but capoeira wasn't that big in the US yet. I wish I started in the 80's! I would have been in my 20's then and had a lot for stamina and endurance! 3039 days ago