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 […]


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 […]