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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‚Äôs 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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Intentions in Capoeira

Sensing Intention How do you know whether a person wants to harm you or not? When does the game turn from a game into a fight? Where do people’s true intentions lie? [...more]

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HOW TO MAKE A CAXIXI

This is a way I was taught on how to make a caxixi. I am by no means a professional, but at least this is one way, and you can develop/discover other ways from here. Or simply ask your Capoeira instructor how! [...more]

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MARTIAL ARTS CREED

Sifu Francis Fong, Guro Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute. These are some beautiful writings inscripted on the walls of Guro Dan Inosanto’s Academy in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles. Guro Dan Inosanto is one of the most amazing, inspiring Martial Artists I have ever known. If you ever get the chance I would highly […] [...more]

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BAHIA- THE BAY OF ALL SAINTS

12th of Jan 2002 It is in your eyes beloved Bahia, The sandy scent of scarlet streets the cobble stoned winding curves caressing glinted glances of coloured heat [...more]

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