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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Kids Capoeira class

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5 – 6pm Haggerston Community Centre E8 4FF

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Dance Holiday – Cuba – Salsa Rumba

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Events

Urban Ritual March 6th June 2015

Urban Ritual – Open Capoeira roda in London

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With Class/Roda/Dance

1st Saturday each month.

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Mestre Pastel – Workshop

26th July 2014   4-6pm £10

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“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

“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

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

East London Capoeira Student

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

Musician, male, 38yrs

“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

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

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