One-hour constant Capoeira session
(Hungarian version here)
Yesterday we had a really cool training session!
In the last few months the topic of our lack of stamina came up many times.
We have 3 capoeira classes a week and still: we are limited to only one game. If somebody buys the game and would like to play with us, then we are in trouble: the quality of our second game will decrease drastically due to our lack of stamina.
I was thinking a lot about this contradiction. Finally, I found that the reason is in our training method:
We have 1.5 hour long training session 3 times a week, but we hold the Roda only in the last 15 minutes.
Normally, in the Roda, a Capoeirista has three or four 30 seconds long games. That's 6 mins of Jogo per week...
A few years ago (10 years actually) I've heard that Mestre Cobra Mansa doesn't have trainings. What he does is to play a lot. So I got the idea from him for the yesterday's training session:
The rules are simple:
We build up small circles with flat cones as much as we get together (divided by two ☺️)
All Jogo takes 1 minute with a half minute of break
After 3 games we switch partners
We continue this for 1 hour
In order to be easy to handle, we use a Tabata application.
It was fun. And, of course, we got tired!
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