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TOP FIVE CAPOEIRA WEBSITES

This article has been a long overdue one. I am sure as time progresses, many new capoeira websites will pop up and become bigger better and stronger, but for now these are my top five for content, information and quality. click on the orange title to go to check out their page! 1. CAPOEIRA CONNECTION […] [...more]

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SLUMS DRUMS AND CAPOEIRA

Slums drums and Capoeira follows the journey of a few kids that live in the slums of Rio, tracing a pathway to create a documentary about Capoeira. With many famous Capoeira Mestre’s interviewed along the way, the journey jumps backwards and forwards between Sao Salvador and Rio De Janeiro. The documentary also follows the journey […] [...more]

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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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CAPOEIRA CHOREOGRAPHY FOR SHOWS

CAPOEIRA CHOREOGRAPHY Creating a Capoeira show is only limited by your imagination. Regardless your limitations, there is always a way of being able to do something that will make an impact. [...more]

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CHAN’S DEMO VIDEO

hey everyone, Just thought I would post my demonstration video. It is just a compilation of things I have been working on for the past couple of years. I have been training lots of other styles of martial arts which has been hugely beneficial for my movement capabilities and ideology. However, Capoeira has and always […] [...more]

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Nuba wrestling

African combat games can be categorized into the following: wrestling, hand fighting, kicking, headbutting and weaponary. So we are going to start of with Nubian Wrestling, a close range fighting system. Nubian wrestling is considered one of, if not the oldest martial arts recorded in history. [...more]

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GROIN STRAINS and GROIN PULLS in Capoeira

GROIN STRAINS/ GROIN PULLS written by instrutor Bruxa Symptoms: • Grade I Groin Strain: Mild discomfort, often no disability. Usually does not limit activity. • Grade II Groin Strain: Moderate discomfort, can limit ability to perform activities such as running and jumping. May have moderate swelling and bruising associated. [...more]

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Warming up and stretching in capoeira

1. WARM UP IN CAPOEIRA written by Instrutor Bruxa Warming up properly is one of the key things you can do to prevent injuries. Taking some simple precautions can help reduce the risk of injury and keep you training towards your goals. Most martial arts disciplines recommend sustained stretching for at least 15 minutes before […] [...more]

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Wrist tendonitis- Sore Wrists In Capoeira

WRIST TENDONITIS Written by Instrutor Bruxa Wrist tendonitis is a common condition characterized by irritation and inflammation of the tendons around the wrist joint. It will limit your ability to perform cartwheels, handstands, queda de rins and any weight bearing activities. What is the treatment for wrist tendonitis? [...more]

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Blisters in Capoeira

BLISTERS: So common and so painful Written by Instrutor Bruxa Difficulty to recover: Low Time Required: Depends on the severity of the injury A FEW HINTS: [...more]

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