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The Homeless World Cup

  Homelessness and football are often seen in Glasgow but not usually associated, that is until now, as Glasgow prepares to host the men and women’s Homeless World Cup (HWC) 2016. Running from July 10-16, the tournament will see George Square converted into three pitches with seating for 100,000 spectators. These seats are bound to … Continue reading

Glasgow Parkour Girls

Born in France and immortalised in Hollywood, Parkour has trickled down to Scotland; shedding its macho image on the way. Over five years ago a group of women, Glasgow Parkour Girls, adapted the free-running art to their city and physic. This was no mean feat, as the training discipline meant navigating the streets via running, … Continue reading

Ballroom Blitz

  Ballroom has hit a renaissance, with programmes like Strictly Come Dancing dispelling its myth of antiquity. Instead its speedy steps; dapper dress and modern music have been exposed. Glasgow Ballroom Dancing Society instructor Julia White said: “Ballroom is not just a stuffy old waltz that travels around the room. It can be a fiery … Continue reading

Cordao De Ouro

Capoeira is a martial art with a difference; it uses combat, music and dance to express Afro Brazilian history. Capoeira Instructor Fiaz Jaca Cdo explained: “Capoeira originated in Brazil among African slaves. The slaves were banned from practicing martial arts, so they disguised it as dance. Today Capoeira incorporates this influence in its beats and … Continue reading

Hap-Jitsu

  Joining a martial art can be intimidating; fear of injury or pricey memberships can put many people off. One club in Dennistoun is working to eliminate these deterrents, by adapting two martial arts into one accessible form; Hap-Jitsu. Hap-Jitsu combines the Korean Art Hapkido and Japanese Art Ju-Jitsu, taking parts from each sport’s syllabus … Continue reading

Polling Opinion

  Since its boom in the noughties pole classes have popped up all over Glasgow, ranging in location from night clubs to community centres. This surge in popularity has pole trainers locking horns with patriarchs and feminists alike. While many participants deem the activity a sport, there are still those who class it as erotic … Continue reading

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