Archive | April, 2010

Capoeira from a dance to a fight – The Jogo Duro

CAPOEIRA ETTIQUITE Is capoeira a dance or a fight? I get this question almost from every person new to capoeira, and fair enough. It is for most, seeing it for the first time, a little confusing. Even moreso for people who come from a martial arts background. It is so hard to know when to […] [...more]

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BERIMBAU RHYTHMS – HINO DA CAPOEIRA REGIONAL

This rhythm is called the hino da capoeira regional, or, the capoeira regional anthem. Some people call this rhythm Santa Maria too. This rhythm is highly subjective, and often changes subtly from group to group, from teacher to teacher. This is they way that Formado Cacador from the Associacao de capoeira Mestre Bimba taught me. […] [...more]

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