I went in looking for a workout that wouldn’t make me bored. I ended up finding so much more than fitness: amazing friendships, love of Brazilian culture and Portuguese, plus a new obsession to write about! (Capoeira Brooklyn stars in my forthcoming essay in September’s issue of SELF magazine) A little over two years since starting capoeira, I can’t imagine life without it, and if you’ve talked to me during this time you probably haven’t been able to evade my inevitably somehow weaving it into conversation (“Oh, you like fly fishing? But have you ever tried capoeira? It’s, like, this Brazilian martial art but also a dance and a game….”). You probably also know I don’t like asking for stuff! But this is really important to me and an entire community, and I would deeply appreciate any generosity you may feel toward making our September Batizado (cord-advancement ceremony/celebration) happen! We train hard and this is the culmination of a year’s worth of investment in improving at this challenging physical art form. Check out the Indiegogo campaign. Thank you!