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CAPOEIRA WITH NO MESTRE!?

Can you learn Capoeira with no Mestre? A controversial topic as Mestre Ferradura mentions in his video titled “Capoeira sem Mestre” or “Capoeira With No Master”. In our modern capoeira era where many people talk about the importance of respect for tradition and Mestres, Mestre Ferradura talks about the possibility of learning Capoeira without a […]

8 WEEK BRIDGE CHALLENGE PT.2

My thoracic what!? Thoracic spine, ok, but how!? After releasing my first post on using spinal waves to activate your spine, someone asked me how exactly are you supposed to activate your thoracic spine instead of your lumbar spine when doing a bridge/ponte. The bending in the bridge, or ponte, is primarily done in the […]

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BATIZADO TRIP

HOW DO I GET READY?! GETTING READY So you saved up your money and are now ready to go to your first batizado. You’re getting excited because at this event you get to see another group, play their students, and learn new things. But it can be a little nerve-racking because you might not always […]

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 – […]

CAPOEIRA GOT YOUR FEET SORE?

ALL THOSE ARMADAS ARE KILLING MY FEET! One of the most difficult things to go through when first you start doing capoeira is to deal with the pain of grinding your feet on the floor. Most people are used to prancing around in orthopedic shoes and have no idea how cold or hard the floor […]

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 […]