Capoeira é beleza

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Sep
09
Posted by admin at 7:28 am

It is 8:23h in the morning and my teachers and colleagues are on their way to Evora, Portugal, for this year’s Nosso Encontro. It has been 2 years since I was there and I am jealous and sad :-(

I still remember some of the workshops with Mestre Gege, Professor Careca, Mestre Bailarino… I am sure this year’s event will be great, warm and hard work. I hope I will be in shape and in the right circunstancies to be there next year. My congratulations to Mestre Umoi and all the organisers of this great event.

http://nossoreencontro.portalcapoeira.com/

Jun
06
Posted by admin at 5:12 pm

It is Friday and I got back from Berlin on Monday, I am still exhausted! I had a 4 day event to attend in Berlin, Mestre Bailarino, from group Capoeira Raiz International was hosting his annual event Integracao. I have no words to describe it. It was amazing, I had the chance to meet teachers and mestres that inspired me so much. They never get tired, they are always ready to play, their movements are so defined that it is a delight to see them playing.

We had a lecture about the origins of capoeira and the slaves trade from Africa that is said to be the roots of capoeira in Brazil.

I simply loved it, the atmosphere, the people, the game. It is so much information to assimilate but it is worthy. If I can take only 3 moves with me and practise them, I will be happy.

Also, meeting other students from group Raiz in Portugal and Poland made me release that there is always progress when you keep on training. At some points during the 3 years I have been training, I felt as if that was it, as if my body shouted ENOUGH! and would not go a step further, but during this event I saw myself progressing and I opened my eyes wide.

I am ready for training and roda today! :)

Sep
29
Posted by admin at 4:13 pm

Iaiá você me deixou
Iaiá você foi embora
Muitas vezes eu fique sozinho
Te esperando até o romper a hora
Pedi a lua pra te clarear
E o sol pra te luminar
Hoje o vento espalha saudade
Me dando a esperança de você voltar
Sou um capoeira guerreiro valente
Veio a tristeza e me derrubou
Só em saber que você foi embora
Eu fiquei na saudade e você não voltou

E você não voltou Iaiá
Mas você não voltou (more…)

Sep
20
Posted by admin at 7:57 pm

Que amor é esse que trago no coração
Uma alegria uma vontade de gingar
São Bento Grande, Iuna, Cavalaria
Quando toca me arrepia
Hoje é dia de jogar

E ou cantador solta a voz
pra o povo ouvir,
Berimbau viola, arma a roda e
marca ou som.
A meia lua, é ligeira e corta o vento
Capoeira joga dentro
como meu mestre me ensinou (more…)

Jul
26
Posted by admin at 3:20 pm

Mestre Bimba, the father of capoeira regional created a series of movements (sequences) to help beginners learn the different movements and upgrade his capoeira to the level of other martial arts.

There are 8 sequences in total, the sequences are played two by two and feature most of the basic movements.

First sequence:

Player 1
  Player 2
  • Meia-Lua de frente
  • Meia Lua de frente com armada
  • Rolê
  • Cocorinha
  • Cocorinha com negativa
  • Cabeçada

Second sequence:

Player 1
Player 2
  • Queixada
  • Queixada
  • Cocorinha
  • Benção
  • Rolê
  • Cocorinha
  • Cocorinha
  • Armada
  • Negativa
  • Cabeçada

Third sequence:

Player 1
Player 2
  • Martelo
  • Martelo
  • Cocorinha
  • Benção
  • Rolê
  • Banda
  • Banda
  • Armada
  • Negativa
  • Cabeçada

Forth sequence:

Player 1
Player 2
  • Goldeme
  • Goldeme
  • Arrastão
  • Rolê
  • Bloqueio
  • Bloqueio
  • Galopante
  • Negativa
  • Cabeçada

Fifth sequence:

Player 1
Player 2
  • Giro
  • Joelhada
  • Negativa
  • Rolê
  • Cabeçada
  • Negativa
  • Cabeçada

Sixth sequence:

Player 1
Player 2
  • Meia-Lua de Compasso
  • Cocorinha
  • Joelhada
  • Rolê
  • Cocorinha
  • Meia-Lua de Compasso
  • Negativa
  • Cabeçada

Seventh sequence:

Player 1
Player 2
  • Armada
  • Armada
  • Negativa
  • Cabeçada
  • Cocorinha
  • Cocorinha
  • Benção
  • Rolê

Eighth sequence:

Player 1 Player 2
  • Benção
  • Rolê
  • Negativa
  • Cabeçada
Jun
29
Posted by admin at 12:31 pm

Capoeira
É defesa ataque
è ginga de corpo
è malandragem
Capoeira!

É defesa ataque
è ginga de corpo
è malandragem

O maculêlê é a dança do pau
Na roda de capoeira quem comanda é o berimbau
Capoeira! (more…)