At our last class we had a new student join us who had experience in Capoeira; while this Afro-Brazilian art with it's hand-standing spinning kicks and dance movements may seem at first to be quite different than the weapon based* stand up stick fighting we do at CSFS, it was actually quite fun to share the similarities between the two arts with this new student. And therein is one of the "secrets" of the martial arts: a new student is not necessary a new martial artist.

However, one of our sp...


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