When I was in grade school, I found science and math boring. We did experiments we already knew the outcomes for. We learned formulas that gave us one right answer every time. My drive to find something more thought-provoking and challenging pushed me away from these fields and toward the arts.
If you’re a parent or have spent much time around children, you’ve probably noticed their tendency to pick up on things you do before you even realize what you’re doing. You might have wondered why it’s such a struggle to teach children what we want them to learn, yet so easy for them to learn things we never intended.
Developing healthy exercise habits in childhood is essential for preventing disease later in life. But for healthy habits to stick, they have to be culturally meaningful, socially viable, and supported by family and peers. For many children, Capoeira is the perfect fit.