Team Potiguara has expanded metaphorically and geographically recently with more activities, participation, members and events, and Mariana, their trainer, heading off to Brasil for some Capoeira roots. This wasn’t a smooth process at all however, as various volcanoes grounded many Australians for over a week, Mariana being one of them!
This has truly been a very productive and exciting month for us. The club has announced the dates for their 2nd batizado. The week long event is from 3rd to 8th of October and planning has begun. Fundraising has begun and the ball is rolling This event will again invite our master Mestre Boneco to Australia, as well as other international and local guests to share their knowledge with the group.
Some of the clubs members have been missed recently with holidays and injuries (black eyes and blood noses), but the club is looking forward to having them all back very soon. The Capoeira club will be producing its second annual newsletter at the end of next month, so be on the lookout for that. This issue will pay respects to the late Mestre Roxinho, who passed recently, a loss for the Capoeira world, a great and inspirational player and master.
The clubs monthly roda’s will continue. These events include a Gincana, as a welcome to the new raw chords. If you miss this one, further events will be announced on the events page of the website. We would like to congratulate the new raw chords to the club. We hope this is just the beginning of their Capoeira journey. The June Roda of the month was a great success, fantastic games and heaps of energy. The Capoeira club is offering free trial classes to UTS students on Saturdays and Tuesdays throughout June and July at 6:30pm followed by a beginners course. For more information, please use the contact us form on the website.