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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]