Three others to try: Exotic and physical

  • The List
  • 31 July 2008



An Brazilian blend of dance, martial arts and acrobatics, capoeira is not for the faint-hearted. Re-enact Vincent Cassel’s leaps through the lasers in Ocean’s Twelve with Group Senzala, who are one of the most famous capoeira groups in the world and offer a variety of classes in Edinburgh and Glasgow. See


Designed for self-defence, karate remains one of the most popular martial arts in Britain. Learn how to move, grapple and protect yourself against a weapon attack at the Glasgow Karate-do Shoto Association. There are no age limits so both seven and 77-year-olds are welcome. See or call 0141 959 8192.

Tai Chi

If less high-octane exercising sounds more up your street, why not try tai chi? Famed for its slow motion routines and emphasis on breathing, tai chi is said to assist stress relief, increased energy levels and stamina. LFA Tai Chi holds classes in and around Edinburgh. See or call 0131 660 1775 for more information.

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