my blogThoughts and ideas about capoeira

Mestre Fantasma

I have been practicing and teaching capoeira for over 25 years.  I’m now realizing that my continued pursuit of recreating a genuine capoeira culture in London has reached it’s goal.  London is a perfect place for capoeira and through it’s practice you can empower yourself and others.  The formation of our monthly roda called Urban Ritual with it’s open door policy has influenced many London based students to visit regularly; building group cohesion in London and beyond.

I recently became interested in the dance elements of capoeira and have developed a method of teaching that is unique to my students needs.

The picture above was taken in ’93 when I first visited Brazil.  I consider myself very luck to have been to Brazil yearly since then and to have caught the end of the Capoeira era that was not influenced by the globalization.

 

 

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A modern vision of capoeira’s golden age

27th January 2019 come change your game for the better

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Workshop Contra Mestre Xandao

19th July @ Rhodes Cummunity Centre Kirkland Walk E8

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Havana Cuba Easter 2018 – Afro Cuban dance holiday

Intensive training in the Afro-Cuban dance styles yoruba Elegua, Ososhi, Bantu Palo, Makuta, Yuka, Rumba, Salsa, Son amongst them

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“Entering into training or a roda, nothing else matters, everyone is equal and everyone shares the same experiences.”

East London Capoeira Student

Life is a struggle? Life is a battle?
 The player sees that capoeira is teaching him to dance within and during this fight.

Nestor Capoeira

“Capoeira reminds me who I am, and reminds me of my uniqueness and what I can do with it.”

ELC student

Capoeira is treachery

 

Mestre Bimba

“Apart from a skill, it also lays down rules which benefits those taking part. It offers positive benefits through developing respect for others. It’s also great fun.”

Andrew Boff. Greater London Authority

“I like capoeira because it is a full body workout, I feel strong. When I play I feel excited and motivated. I would tell anyone considering capoeira to join…its good.”

male 17 years old

“Capoeira is a riddle and there is no answer.”

Capoeira student

“It’s a group thing – we all learn off each other”

Musician, male, 38yrs