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Remember That Time I Broke My Nose in Capoeira Class?

I spent Monday night in the ER. After catching a kick with my nose at about 8:30pm we headed to Urologico, a neighborhood hospital. The doc took a quick look, … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Very Own Berimbau

Mestre Chocolate made a berimbau for me. The gift is at once an honor and a challenge — an honor in that the berimbau is the beating heart of any Capoeira practice, and a challenge because he is … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Capoeira Roda de Rua

On May 1st (labor day in Venezuela) my Capoeira group organized a Roda de Rua — basically a street demonstration of all the fighting, dancing and music that comes with … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Capoeira Demo at International Fair

Since Tuesday was Brasil’s day to share food and culture at the ECA International Fair, our Capoeira group was asked to give a demonstration. Here are a few pictures and videos … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Capoeira Batizado e Troca de Corda

This post is overdue. I have a year and a half of Capoeira under my belt (cord, in this case) and don’t see an end anytime soon. I love it. … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pula-Pula and Lotacao

Pula-Pula and Lotacao are the two “professors” of our group. They are still students of our mestre, but they help him teach in some settings, such as the after-school classes at … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Escorpiao, Rapaz and Break

One tradition in Capoeira is for the mestre to give nicknames to the students. For some teachers the nickname is meant to encapsulate the character of the students and a … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Maculelé com Facao (aka Dancing with Machetes)

As I’m coming to learn, Capoeira is much more than the kicks and cartwheels that most people picture. There are no fewer than four distinct dances that one must learn. Moreover, … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Capoeira Humaitá Celeiro de Bambas, Caracas

Over the course of the week I’m going to post some videos of my Capoeira group. A few months ago Nadjib came and took pictures of one of our training sessions. … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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