Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Welcome to the Vocab of the Week! Today's word is Quilombos. The history of capoeira starts with the slavery of Africans who were brought over by the Portuguese to work in the sugarcane fields. Under this oppression, the slaves defended themselves by learning capoeira. The quilombos were the destination of the newly freed slaves. These villages would often would repel Portuguese soldiers and this was done by their unification within their multi-ethic communities and the practice of capoeira. Due to the importance of Quilombos within the lore of capoeira, it is featured in many songs.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Aw...Yeah folks, its time for the Video of the Week! This month I've been focused on our future, and what's a better focus to our future than children. Check it out.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Time of the Portuguese of the Week! Of course Portuguese is the language of the deeply culturally rooted martial art we all partake in, so let's get familiar with it. Let's warm up with something small. "Tudo bom?" is a common opening to a conversation as well as a response. Roughly translated, it means "Everything good?" with the response meaning, "All's well." We're starting small, but every little bit is important!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Welcome back to the Capo dailies! Here is the Song of the Week. Actually, songs. I've found a recording of a music class. They sing about 9 different songs with the lyrics for all of them, and they also play them in real time. Enjoy!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Welcome back to the Capo Dailies! Here's the Vocab of the Week! The word is...Esquiva! The most important move in Capoeira. No one could stand playing many capo games if you were constantly getting kicked. Luckily, you don't have to! The most important aspect of the esquiva is the timing. Without, you either go too early or too late, which ends with a kick, unfortunately, to the face. Timing is hard to train for, and requires a lot of patience. A lot of confidence is required, but know that the fear will betray. Hesitation and uncertain is dangerous in efforts to protect yourself; however, keeping your esuivas (dodges or escapes) strong will keep you safe in any roda, against any strike. Also keep your esquivas low, because no matter your height, you have to be willing go under anything. Safety is the most important priority in any game.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Welcome back to the Capo Dailies! Here's the Video of the Week! This week features Capoeria Morro Verde, who had their first capoeira sleep over event. Hosted by Monitora Gata Brava, they hosted a all kid workshop and stimulated the future of capoeira.