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MIND OF A MESTRE

EATS AXÉ FOR BREAKFAST Back around 2007 I remember watching pixelated videos of Mestre Poncianinho moving in ways I didn’t know were possible. To me, and many other capoeiristas, he was near the top of what a Capoeirista was physically was capable of. The floreios and the flow was inspirational. Here’s a video of him […]

THE BIOGRAPHY OF MESTRE SUASSUNA 3/3

The final chapter. Thanks for all the kind words about this mini-series. This is part 3 of the 3 part series summarizing the amazing Biography of Mestre Suassuna by  M. Boca Rica. I want to thank M. Boca Rica again for writing this book and for distributing it. If you’re ever looking for Capoeira in Barcelona, […]

THE MOST DANGEROUS KICKS IN CAPOEIRA

Whhhaaaaaappp!!!!! Let’s get straight into this! GANCHO Gancho, or a hook kick is a very difficult kick to defend against. It’s fast, hits hard, and comes from a weird angle. The kick starts up just like a forward push kick, but at the last minute switches directions and kicks the side of the head with […]

PHYSICS INSPIRES CAPOEIRA

Need some inspiration before the holidays? A body in motion tends to stay in motion, a body at rest tends to stay at rest. Let me say that again, if you move, it will be easier to move, but if you don’t summon the will to move in the first place, your body will fight […]

DOES CAPOEIRA NEED MARKETING?

The reason up until now that I haven’t talked about my own Capoeira classes is because I have not started them yet, and although I have experience teaching, where I currently live, in New Jersey, I haven’t started a school. UNTIL NOW THAT IS! Today was the first step because I secured a location and […]

5 Coolest Martial Arts 2017

Hhhheeeeyyyyaaaaaa!!!!! In the 90’s there you couldn’t throw pair of nunchucks in hollywood without hitting a martial arts master who was staring in an action movie. Segal, Jackie Chan, Van Dam, etc. are some of the big stars in the day. They all kicked butt on the big screen and had people screaming and play […]