How to Start Doing Capoeira

Dear those with doubts… This post is coming off the heels of Red Bull Paranauê, a Capoeira competition held in Salvador, Bahia, a place many people feel is the holy grounds of Capoeira. Check the link to see a summary of the event. If you’re like most people, when you see Capoeira, you think, “Oh […]

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 […]

Where is Capoeira Most Popular?

I really love this question because there’s a lot of data on it! it is definitely possible to see which countries are most interested in Capoeira. If you go to Google trends you’ll find that the topic of Capoeira is most searched in the following countries: To be clear, that’s a map comparing the proportion […]