I remember the words quite well. “Be careful, you are too much into Capoeira.” I heard this sentence sth like 2 months ago. In those days I bought my new berimbau, started learning new songs, new ladainhas, read a couple of more articles about Capoeira, and started a Blog, in which I write down things that are important for me as an Angoleiro. I was completely into it, again! It’s not the first time and I believe won’t be the last time I had that in my Capoeira Career. I remember at least 2 other times where I was on a permanent high. Usually those times were the times in which I learned most. The last few times I started learning how to move. This time I started getting into the music even better. I started getting nice, clear compositions on the berimbau (of course I believe my teachers would say something different, but I noticed the difference). But whatever the improvement is you get out of you Capoeira High, usually the high will vanish after a while.
I realized this last week. I was playing in a park, cause these days are the first nice and warm days in the Netherlands. And while I was playing I realized that I was not really enjoying it. Ok, it will definitely be due to the game itself, to the person involved and so on. But it was not only that. I also felt that I didnt want to play much. I just did, well, because I initialized the roda. I also realized that I dont really want to go to training these days. Today, for example, there is a training, and I am still in doubt. Maybe I should just enjoy the weather.
I think everything in life has its ups and downs. In Caopeira it is the same. And I dont really think that it is a bad thing. Usually, after having a Capoeira Down, I started getting a nice game, much more creative, much more interesting, for me and for the person I play with. The longest time I had was 3 months. 3 months of no Capoeira training at all. My teacher started asking me if I still wanted to train Capoeira at all. And the first game I had after this offtime was against a professor or contramestre (I dont really remember his name, just saw him once in a roda and played with him) and well, as far as I can remember that game was not too bad!
So my question to you people is: Am I the only one having this irregular ups and downs in Capoeira creativity? And what do you do when you feel an Up or a Down coming. Do you still force yourself to go to training although you’re not motivated at all? Or do you force yourself to do something else although you cannot think of anything else than of Capoeira (while you are having a Capoeira Up?)