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GROW YOUR GARDEN

CAPOEIRA FEAR I once asked my Martial arts instructor, Sifu Nino Pilla, how can I overcome fear? As his quietly calm words flowed from his experience and wisdom, little did either of us know how much I would use this advice in all aspects of my life’s challenges. [...more]

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Brazilian Capoeira vs. Foreigners

Capoeira estrangeira meu irmao, e mato, capoeira brasileiro meu compadre, e de matar… Capoeira to foreigners my brother, is just grass, capoeira to the brazilians my friend, is to kill… [...more]

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How to be a better student

When I was training the Jeet Kune Do Concepts with Guro Dan Inosanto, in Los Angeles. (Who was the prodigy student of the late Bruce Lee). I remember a story that brought me to help have a deeper appreciation for all teachers and teachings. He would say that sometimes some people when they are [...more]

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What makes a good teacher?

WHY ARE SOME TEACHERS BETTER THAN OTHERS? This question has riddled me for many years. My perceptions have changed and matured over much thought and deliberation. The best way I can explain it is through some teachings I have had. [...more]

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CIRCO VOADOR

BAHIA vs. RIO In 1982, Capoeira’s reputation between Bahia and Rio was at its peak. A master in Rio commissioned 20 of the best Capoeiristas of Rio to train relentlessly so that they could prove to Bahians that Capoeira from Rio, ‘Capoeira Carioca’ was better. They trained and went over to Salvador, going from club […] [...more]

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Capoeira in a church in Bahia

BEING A CAPOEIRISTA It was the night of the event. Tension was running high. The night bloomed with stars and the sky was filled with fluttering colourful flags and twinkling lights. It seemed like another day in the pelourinho, but it was not. Tonight began the week of events that were to come. Workshops with […] [...more]

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Capoeira in a Brazilian Forest

Everywhere I walk, beautiful butterflies to guide me.   Peace and energy glows from this place, sourrounded by mountains and beatiful vistas.  Birds chirp vigorously, crickets click rhythmically and the serenity of the wind cools troubled thoughts.   [...more]

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