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West Coast Swing

posted Mar 2, 2014, 5:25 PM by Peter Garretson

Easy, fun, showy, West Coast Swing is a dance characterized by a lot of variety and improvisation.

Tango

posted Mar 2, 2014, 5:16 PM by Peter Garretson

Argentine Tango is a sultry, sexy passionate dance.

Capoeira

posted Mar 2, 2014, 5:09 PM by Peter Garretson

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art characterized by beautiful whirling kicks and acrobatic flourishes.  Born in the communities of freed slaves, it is a liberation art with its own music and musical instruments.  It replaces traditional sparring with an exercise called the Roda--more exciting than olympic gymnastics--a kind of martial improv to music characterized by timing, rhythm, trickery, on-up-man-ship and tag.

Aikido

posted Mar 2, 2014, 4:57 PM by Peter Garretson   [ updated Mar 2, 2014, 4:59 PM ]

Aikido ("the way of Harmony"): A Japanese martial art characterized by flowing circular moves that use an opponents energy against them to unbalance them resulting in a throw, projection, or pin.

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