Lucas Avelleda

Athlete, International Shotokan Karate Federation
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

About Lucas

Bio

I've been practicing Shotokan Karate-do since I was 6 years old. In 2008 I became a World Champion at the ISKF World Shoto Cup held in Toronto. As a martial artist, my goal is to make the world a better place.

Languages

English, French, Portuguese

An idea worth spreading

Martial Arts. It teaches us not only self-defense, but to respect others as well as ourselves. It's all about becoming persons of good character and integrity - this way we will be doing our part to make the world a better place, which in turn can help to bring peace to the world

People don't know I'm good at

Shotokan Karate-Do

My TED story

I was an exchange student when I first watched a TED talk. It happened on a Global History class, our teacher showed us Sinek's talk about how great leaders inspire action. Then when I got home I spent the rest of the day watching TED talks, and obviously, I got addicted. For me, it's like a school, if not better. However, when I got back to Brazil, I was impressed that none of my teachers had ever watched a TED talk. So I started to indicate some talks to them and to my friends, and they are all getting addicted too. This year, my plan is to organize a TEDx Event at my school, because I believe that TED is an idea worth spreading, and that it will change our education system.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Lucas Avelleda
Posted about 3 years ago
Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?
I disagree with you, Jeovani. New technologies, such as internet and smart phones, are tools that bring us, the young generation, closer to the world we live in. They are also tools to change this world, bringing people from the whole world together, sharing their ideas and projects, building movements. Remember the Arab Spring! There are young minds all over the world fighting for what they believe. Look closer to your community, you`ll certainly find some examples of it. Take a look at TEDxYouth events, some of them, such as the one I organized, were produced by teenagers. Mom and Dad work, but they still have time to spend with their families! They care, they teach. We are very, very powerful!
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Lucas Avelleda
Posted over 3 years ago
What guidelines would you give someone preparing a TEDx talk?
Hi Rawan, how are you? I'm sharing with you a presentation called "XYZ of a terrible TEDTalk", made by Chris Anderson during the TEDxSummit: - Take a really long time to get started; - "Too important to be just a talk, slow down and orate; - Make sure everyone knows who you are; - Make yourself seem smart, use abstract language and lofty concepts; - Who needs real substance? All that matters is that you inspire; - No need to build an argument; - Try to sound as intellectual as possible; - No time to waste telling stories - Copy your visuals of the web, too easy and no one will notice; - Be very serious. Humor is a terrible distraction; - Give lots of details about the storie and structure of the organization; - Slip in some snarky political comments; - If you`re an artist or architect, try to sound as intellectual as possible; - Memorizing 90% of your talk should be just fine; - Don`t risk being true; - Talk about crucial funding needs; - Great TEDTalks follow a formula. Crack the code and copy it.
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Lucas Avelleda
Posted about 4 years ago
what happens after death?
Why are you being so serious about it? With such a hard topic to deal with, why can't we have a little fun here? It's good to break the "serious aspect" sometimes, my friend, relax, you're at TED Conversations, not at an "aged minds-boring-so serious-conversations"! "Heaven for the climate, hell for the company"
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Lucas Avelleda
Posted about 4 years ago
The decriminalization of abortion
"how abortion is little more than a modern convenience for a process of nature" - now that's a good point for the debate, Christopher, very interesting point of view, thanks for sharing! But why can't we consider it a good convenience for a process of nature? I agree with you that it is a convenience, but in my opinion it is good convenience (if made properly)
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Lucas Avelleda
Posted about 4 years ago
The decriminalization of abortion
I was supposed to "not exist", my mom considered an abortion because she was too young. But even though I'm in favor of the decriminalization. If moms consider the situation very, very carefully, with support from their families, friends and doctors, I'm ok with it. And of course, there should be a time limit to do the abortion. It's good to see your face around here, Helen, Welcome, haha!