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Masculinity and Capoeira (i.e. Why guys like to kick other guys in the face)

Written by Alex Kane

I’m a pretty passive guy, but for some reason, I kind of like kicking people. And I don’t think I’m alone. I’ve tried to ignore that weird little beef-steak section of my brain that gets thrills from battle. 268 more words

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Videos from the New York Batizado

Last week was Instructora Cotonete’s Batizado in New York City. There were a lot of capoeiristas at this event; Mestre João Grande, Mestre Preguiçca, Mestre Di Mola, Professor Indio, Mestre Ari. 40 more words


Some more videos.....

Prof. Indio just posted a bunch of videos. Some are some pretty old school footage of M. Di Mola and M. Capixaba. Also, keep in mind that Prof. 25 more words

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Man, Myth, Legend?

Somewhere, there exists the perfect capoeirista. I don’t know him personally, but certainly his reputation precedes him.

He’s got the speed and presence to control any roda. 703 more words

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Interview with Mestre Di Mola

The man, the myth, the legend.

I am speaking of mestre Di Mola and for those who don’t know him, here is a (really) brief history… 783 more words

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Guest Article #1 - Layman's Terms

Layman’s Terms

Explaining capoeira to the uninitiated is a singularly daunting task for any capoeirista. Beginners, eager to share their new-found sport with others, have clumsily compared capoeira to everything from breakdancing to gymnastics to kung fu, as though any of these bore more than a passing similarity to our art of choice. 744 more words

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Capoeira Tourism....Part 2 (some words of advice)

Okay. Yesterday I went on and on about how great traveling around and playing with other groups is. And this is true, but visiting other groups requires a little know how. 470 more words

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