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Common Capoeira Injuries

Common Injuries and Injury Prevention in Capoeira Written by Instrutor Bruxa Introduction We thought it would be a good idea to outline a few common injuries that “Capoeiristas” seem to experience as well as highlight preventative measures to avoid them. [...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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Dias Gomes- Capoeira the artist, the athlete, the poet

This is a quote that was pinned up in Mestre Moraes’s Academy when I was visiting Bahia in 2001-2002. I thought it was particularly beautiful. [...more]

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AWARENESS and MALANDRAGEM

Awareness is something that needs constant maintenance. Sometimes I feel myself stopping in the middle of the day, ‘waking up’ and asking myself, what have I been doing today? and I find it really hard to remember. I never seem to be able to catch up with the world. Regardless of how much I try […] [...more]

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A CAPOEIRA CLASS WITH MESTRE BAMBA

monday 9th/2/04 Today I survived one of the scarest classes of my life. Without a doubt, just one of the many to come. [...more]

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CAPOEIRA IN LONDON

MY FIRST CAPOEIRA CLASS IN LONDON 2004 Walking down the street to buy a coffee I was trying to think of how to introduce myself to mestre carlos. I walked up this dirty street of london, filled with run down shops and small delis. It was a beautiful day as the sun was shining few […] [...more]

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The Saints in Capoeira Music

Written by Sarah Bartch Some of the capoeira songs that we sing make references to certain catholic saints. Songs with religious references are often quite obscure and it can be very hard to try to understand the depths of the words especially without any cultural background knowledge. Also, often the meanings are purposely veiled in […] [...more]

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