Last night saw my wife’s and my first try at Capoeira. The Capoeira Angola Palmares school down in Iowa City welcomed us and we started right in by learning to ginga (the basic capoeira move). We also learned esquiva lateral (lateral escape) and aú (a trimmed down cartwheel). After two hours, my legs were tired, my feet blistered, and my clothes drenched, but it was a blast. We got to watch a roda and meet some really cool people. All in all, it was a good night. I can’t wait until next monday.