CARTWHEELS and news from the world of Capoeira

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 […]

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 […]


OUR CHAMPIONS!! photo credit: Red Bull At last, after many months of waiting the finals have arrived for Red Bull Paranauê 2018. RULES OF THE EVENT Here are the rules of the event. Competitors will play through a typical tournament structure where two people will face off, one man against one man and one woman […]


photo credit: Red Bull On March 3rd, the 2018 iteration of Red Bull paranaue is coming to Bahia once more! In 2017 this competition garnered a lot of controversy in the Capoeira community. For those unfamiliar, this event is a competition between Capoeiristas to see who is the most physically complete practitioner. The competition has […]