Oi from Detroit, MI

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Oi from Detroit, MI

#1 Postby Valente » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:47 pm

Hi. I'm Valente and I've been a vegan for about 18 months. My journey to a vegan diet was gradual. First the severe lactose intolerance since teenagery, then a few years later, the disgust for the taste of red meat, the tiring of poultry and fish, and finally a girlfriend raised vegetarian with which to take the final step. I'm now much more conscious of the environmental and moral benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

I'm so fortunate to have found this community after searching for ways I could optimize my diet, and gain more core strength for my favorite activity, Capoeira!

I had no idea there were so many vegan athletes; especially body builders! This forum is rich with education and love. I look forward to learning and sharing a lot.

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#2 Postby robert » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:51 pm

Thanks for joining us! We're happy to have you. Have a great time and enjoy the community. All the best and welcome aboard!

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#3 Postby markc7 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:58 pm

Welcome aboard!
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#4 Postby SeaSiren » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:03 pm

Welcome from Harrison Township MI! :) I just moved to the area, great to see more vegan people who live near me.

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#5 Postby I'm Your Man » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:05 pm

Hi Valente and welcome !
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#6 Postby Gaia » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:58 pm

Hello from Oxford, MI (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills)! It is great to see another Michigander on the forum!

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#7 Postby cubby2112 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:46 pm

Welcome, Valente! If I remember right, there are plenty of member into Capoeira. Check the General fitness/other sports section for the martial arts threads.
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#8 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:49 pm

Welcome! Although I have never tried capoeira, I am into Tae Kwon Do. It's nice to meet another martial artist! :)
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#9 Postby flanders77 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:20 pm

Welcome aboard! :D
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#10 Postby tuc » Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:12 am

Welcome Valente!

Capoeira is so much fun! I can do some moves like au batido... you should post pics here of you doing capoeira!
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#11 Postby Valente » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:31 am

VeganGirl2006 wrote:Welcome! Although I have never tried capoeira, I am into Tae Kwon Do. It's nice to meet another martial artist! :)


Nice to meet you, VeganGirl! I'm a closet TKDoan. My best friend trained TKD when we were kids and would always teach me what he learned from class. My family couldn't afford the classes, but I learned a bunch, just from him! I even apply some of what I learned from him about using my hips and breathing into my Capoeira training.

tuc wrote:Welcome Valente!

Capoeira is so much fun! I can do some moves like au batido... you should post pics here of you doing capoeira!


au batido is a pretty slick move, you must be pretty flexible. I tried it a few times, but haven't mastered it yet. I'll get some pics up soon!

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#12 Postby hsorlando » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:21 pm

Welcome!!
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#13 Postby DV » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:24 am

Welcome!
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#14 Postby Lean and Green » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:01 pm

Welcome Valenta. If it wasn't for the movie 'Meet the Fockers' I would have never even heard of Capoiera :lol: Funny how things work out right? :D Welcome to this humble yet intense community; with your wonderful and bright personality, I am certain you will enjoy your time spent reading/posting here....

Awesome hearing about your transition to veganism over the years ;)
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#15 Postby Valente » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:39 pm

Lean and Green wrote:Welcome Valenta. If it wasn't for the movie 'Meet the Fockers' I would have never even heard of Capoiera :lol: Funny how things work out right? :D


Yeah, funny indeed. Capoeira is one of those arts that is all around, but often escapes notice. In the movie Oceans 12, the main villain was a thief and did a set of Capoeira moves to avoid tripping off motion detection lasers. If you search youtube, you'll probably find it.


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