Capoeira Batizado, roda, capoeira, brazil

5 Ways to Make a Better Batizado

SOME BACKGROUND What I have seen at the majority of Batizados is that they are just not that creative and can at times feel like a chore. Most of the time they have rodas, workshops, the batizado, a dinner/food, and the obligatory maculele performance (not necessarily in that order). I can’t tell you how many […]


East vs West Coast Capoeira

A friend of mine asked me to describe the difference between the capoeira scene in the East Coast (tri-state) and the West Coast (bay area). Having finished a full year living in California and moving back to New Jersey, I have some ideas. Established schools: The west coast has a larger amount of Mestres who […]