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The Afro-Brazilian Art of Capoeira: Myth, Legend, Ritual, and Game

In 2008 I began a new journey into the study and training of the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.  It was only fitting that I take the opportunity to delve deeper into the historical and cultural understanding of Capoeira and its roots as part of my Pacifica course in the African and African Diaspora Traditions.   3,479 more words

Hi, my name is AJ Rhodes...

Allow me to introduce myself.  I’m a barely domesticated mom of two, holding down a full-time job, and a life that is a bit disjointed at the moment. 385 more words

Changing Your Art...

One area I have experience in is changing martial arts.  Some Martial Arts I have done include Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wing Chun, and Krav Maga.   367 more words


Capoeira by the Seine

It’s amazing how much talent you can discover simply by looking around you, in the streets, particularly in cities like Paris. It is a commonplace to say so, but photography increases your level of awareness… It pushes you to be more outgoing, and with a bit of luck, you’ll find someone willing to play your game. 61 more words

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Roda na Rua

Felipe arrived in Perdizes late. He spoke almost no words (although he is quiet by nature). He didn’t eat or drink. He smoked one, sat alone for a moment and then rose as he tied his toque on his head. 92 more words


What does it take to be a good female capoeirista? Strength, flexibility – and a tough skin against sexism..?

Have you heard that a short capoeira video, uploaded the other week, [1] have started a wave of discussions within the capoeira world about violence in the roda, and about violence towards- and lack of respect for women? 2,473 more words