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8 WEEK BRIDGE CHALLENGE

YOU ARE AS OLD AS YOUR SPINE – Chinese proverb 8 WEEK BRIDGE CHALLENGE For the next 8 weeks, I will be doing bridges every day as part of my #8weekbridge challenge. The challenge is to do 3 minutes of spinal waves (explained below) and hold a bridge for a total of 7 minutes – …

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CAPOEIRA: RED BULL PARANAUÊ

CAPOEIRA, A SPECTATOR SPORT?! photocredit: Redbull CORPORATE SPONSORED CAPOEIRA A few months ago the talk of the town was the Red Bull Vadiando event “Paranauê” and if Capoeira will benefit from it or not. The event has brought to light a lot of discussions about the role of large organizations in capoeira and as someone in …

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WHAT IS THE GINGA?

THE FOUNDATION OF CAPOEIRA There is a 99% chance that during your first Capoeira class, your teacher showed you how to perform The Ginga. The Ginga is the first thing to learn in Capoeira because it is the foundation for all other movements. “Ginga” in Portuguese means swing. The Ginga therefore is the way you …

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I Can’t Even do a Cartwheel

Ever thought, “I can’t do Capoeira, I can’t even do a cartwheel”? This post is for you!   If you’re one of those people who’ve hesitated to do Capoeira because you think you’re not fit enough or you’re not this or that, then I have a few words for you.  When I first started Capoeira, …

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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 …

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