PSS: throwin’ down on the ’86

As Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond goes on, the ’86 Field welcomed the world of dancing, fighting, and rhythm. A group of first year students learned the traditional martial art of Capoeira. Originally from Brazil, Capoiera is a combination of art and game. While performing, the freshmen lowered their bodies in a self-defense position. In the position, they then moved back-and-forth while preparing to attack. In the background, berimbau, a single stringed instrument, was played to help the fighters find a rhythm while performing. When the right time comes, they then attack with a direct, swirling kick towards the opponent’s head, which the opponent should evade. As the freshmen practiced the complex moves, they slowly learned the style’s intracacies and movements.