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Mestre Cobra Mansa on Red Bull (English Translation)

photo credit: FICA Reflections on Red Bull Paranaue 2018 by Mestre Cobra Mansa   “When education isn’t liberating, the dream of the oppressed is to be the oppressor” (Paulo Freire).   We could easily exchange the word “education” for “Capoeira”, by aiming to occupy the position of the oppressor, unconsciously the individual desires to maintain …

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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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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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