Last night, we ended our time at Balanced Life Skills with a "Bang". I was extremely proud of my senior students for how far they've come from the moment they stepped into the door up to now. All the fundamentals are there, and I could see excitement as to what the future would bring for us. In his Facebook post, Macaco said it best:

Tonight was our last night training at Balanced Life Skills. It's a bittersweet moment. I have four years of blood, sweat, and memories there. But with every end comes a new beginning. Once again, HUGE thank you to Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi for graciously hosting Axé Capoeira Maryland. We will be having regular classes at Jing Ying starting Nov 3 (next Monday).
Class times will be:

Monday: 7:00-8:30pm (normal training)
Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 (music only)
Thursday: 7:00-8:30pm (normal training)
If you've ever been interested in Capoeira, this the perfect time to start! Please talk to Bayu 'Catatau' Wicaksono, Shifu Billy L Greer, or me if you're interested in doing our classes. We also have an excellent workshop on Nov 22-23 for new and experienced capoeiristas alike. Check it out at

It was indeed a bittersweet moment. I am extremely thankful and appreciative of what Balanced Life Skills and its owner, Mr. Joe Van Deuren, has done for us and the support that they gave us. "When one door closes, another opens" is one quote I like to use, and it couldn't be more appropriate for our situation. Both my students and I are extremely grateful to Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu and Tai Chi for opening their door to us. Shifu Billy Greer, the owner, was as excited as we are when offering his space; knowing him and the work his academy has done to the community, it is the perfect place for Axé Maryland to grow. 

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