“Maior e Deus, Grande e Joao. A recent video popped up on my Facebook feed about one of the (if not the oldest) living Mestre of Capoeira, Mestre Joao Grande on an episode of Sesame street (playing the berimbau). Capoeira has always been an obscure martial art so seeing it on a popular kids TV […]
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I found out about Capoeira through the movie Ong Bak and I thought, holly crap, this dude is moving like a video game character. I had no idea how it was even possible to do cartwheels while kicking someone in the face. I was blown away and thought, “I have to learn this thing!”. When […]
“capoeira is treachery!” Mestre Bimba Something that was really difficult for me when I started playing, was figuring out how to use deception in my game. I’m not a very good liar and I thought that had something to do with why I couldn’t do any convincing feints. Now, I think the reason I wasn’t […]
If you’re new to New York city like me, you know how hard it is to do the following… Make friends Stay active People in New York are always on a mission. Their mission is the be the next big dancer, a successful lawyer, or a business person. I personally always feel like I’m busy! […]
2017 was undoubtedly the year when the house of cards came crashing down on all sorts of sexual misconduct. Cosby and Weinstein are just a few of the names brought up in the discussion. I made an earlier post at the end of 2017 talking about some of the efforts being made in the world […]
There’s so much to talk about these last few weeks!!! A huge effort by the women of Capoeira has resulted in an informative infographic on sexual assault and misconduct in Capoeira. In other news, another Capoeira tournament was held a couple weeks ago and I really would like to compare how this competition differs from […]