Capoeira has found a home in Manila!
I just started training about a month ago and I'm 23, our instructor has been training for 13 years, i think he started around age 18 so its not necessarily something you need to start as a kid although obviously starting young will give you an edge.
Its really a physically demanding sport, with constant motion and many of the moves require you having to support your full body weight on your arms. Its a great combination of cardio, strength and flexibility training.
The only problem I have is that my feet aren't very well conditioned so after every session I have great big blisters. The last one was so bad I had to go to the doctor to get it sliced open and drained... I'll be missing the next training session
Anyways, for all you Manila based members check out Escola Brasiliera Capoeira Philippines
for more info. Classes are held in the following locations:
Manila Polo Club, McKinley Rd.
Ateneo De Manila University
De La Salle University
Alabang Country Club