Wednesday, April 25, 2012

capoeira classes

After having done some Japanese martial arts and mountain biking as my main physical activities (the ones that don't include my girlfriend...). I never imagined I'd be doing capoeira. Especially in Japan^^.
But it's great.
I spent one year without any physical activity, I spend all day long from like 09:30 to 20:00 in front of a computer, doing a job I enjoy very much, but that makes me fat.

But since I started doing capoeira ---as I was interested in martial arts, especially if it didn't cost me much... ------ All the muscle mass I lost last year is coming back to me! I actually think I even have more! And I feel I can kick ass, which is even better...

So, what is capoeira?
It's something that let's you move like in this video (ignore the gay music and crappy roads...):

Or in a more romantic way:
Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights with Camilla Belle & Jesse Williams

Or in a more realistic, ass kicking way:

and from the movie only the strong:

I think you got the idea...

Anyway, it's absolutely great; fun, cheap (compared to karate and most martial arts I know...), and can be as physically challenging as your body wants it to be. And it's kind of popular with girls too! At least in Japan, it is... I'm so looking forward doing it with my girlfriend... (I mean, capoeira of course...).

capoeira classes near yokohama

These are some capoeira classes around the Yokohama area.
Please also check out these links if you are interested:

  1. cordao de contas yokohama area
  2. another cordao de contas link
(I'm only putting capoeira regional links, as when I went to check out the angola class it wasn't very fun... and it was long as hell... -> near Shinagawa, and the teacher of the cordao de contas thing is so damn polite!^^)

The address and details are in Japanese... please use google translate if necessary^^.

Bashamichi class

場所:batubatu b + studio
神奈川県横浜市中区南仲通4-55 国際馬車道ビル地下1階
料金:体験レッスン・1レッスン=2000円 4レッスン=7500円
just get down on bashamichi station, exit by exit number 5, walk straight, and it'll be like the 3th building in the left side... follow the mighty google maps...

Higashi-hakuraku class

料金:1レッスン=2000円 4レッスン=7500円 6レッスン=11000円など
You can go from either Higashihakuraku station, or Higashi-kanagawa station (about 12mins walking).

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Some other related classes (please check the link on the top...):
金曜:日吉 20:30~22:30
土曜:藤沢本町 12:00~14:00
土曜:日吉 19:30~21:30
日曜:東白楽 11:00~13:00
日曜:藤沢 17:00~19:00

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

emacs23's C-n next-line annoys me...

Who guessed one of the most used functions would change like this...
Before emacs23 we used C-p and C-n to move to the previous and next lines respectively. Being the next line, the line before the "\n" character, and about the same amount of characters from the previous "\n" (the same or last column).
Now, it's visually oriented, so C-n just means whatever is below the current cursor's position... As you can guess, this is very annoying if you've used emacs for a while.
From this page, I checked this can be fixed by setting the line-move-visual variable to nil.

fix this

  1. input "line-move-visual" on any buffer in emacs23
  2. press C-h C-v RET after it
  3. press C-o, move the cursor till "customize", and RET
  4. move the cursor to "Toggle" and set it to "off"
  5. RET on "Save for future sessions"
Yay, I have my old C-n and C-p back... there's stuff that just isn't supposed to be changed I guess...

american football and baseball

The only sport I used to like was American football.

But now, thanks to the place I'm working, I also started liking Japanese baseball...

 except for that crappy music though...