Its been a strange couple of years for my Capoeira group, what with fluctuating membership and not having a Mestre in residence. Currently all of us older students took over teaching duties (all two of us currently) which is not unheard of when the situation calls for it and besides I wouldnt be able to train if I didn't or at least there wouldn't be a group to train with.
Post injury I have been working on getting back into shape and working out all the kinks in my game that come with a lengthy period of slackertude and of course at the same time trying to act like I feel comfortable running classes. I have never felt good about it actualy, its a huge responsibility that I would gladly dispense with given the opportunity. The new students are trusting you too give them something of value ,skills that they can use in the game etc and for one that is still in the beginning stages of development myself I feel like I'm a little out of my depth,granted our classes are free so maybe you could say you get what you pay for..but still I always feel like I have to explain the situation to new students so they have no illusions about what exactly they are getting.
On the positive side being in this position is a great motivator for improving ones skills and I find that I train a lot more consistently than I did before, also I think I finaly got what Austin Powers refered to as his "mojo" back in terms of being once again excited about learning Capoeira again and well life in general.
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