Welcome to The Capoeira Blog
The Capoeira Blog is dedicated to promoting the Brazilian art of capoeira.
This is a resource for people to learn more about capoeira, as well as a community for people to share their own experiences. The goal is help people explore the fascinating world of capoeira; from the movements and music to the culture and history, and everything in between.
The Capoeira Blog has something for everyone: from the true capoeira novice who has only seen a few moves on TV, to the capoeirista who is just beginning his journey, and to those capoeiristas who already have much experience under their cord.
So what are you waiting for? The following links are here to provide you with a little direction while visiting The Capoeira Blog. They’re links to various posts I’ve written, questions I’ve asked, videos I’ve shared, etc. I haven’t listed every post here, but just the ones I think are most important. To see even more, take a look through the Archives.
How To Get Better At Capoeira
8 Ways To Be a Better Capoeira Instructor
12 Essential Tips For Playing Capoeira Well
6 Keys To Building Upper Body Strength
The 5 Best Strength Training Exercises For Over the Holidays (and anytime!)
How To Treat an Ankle Sprain
2 Great Resources For Capoeira Movements
Building Flexibility, Strength, and Balance For Capoeira
How To Do an Au Batido
The 8 Principles of a Great Capoeirista
The Ways We Describe Capoeira
The Capoeirista’s Identity
15 Reasons Why You Are Obsessed With Capoeira
Capoeira is a Conversation
The Three Levels of the Jogo
Why is Capoeira an Art Form and Not a Martial Art?
Is Capoeira Viable as Self Defense?
Playing Capoeira in the Video Game Age
Buy Some Capoeira Books
Instead of listing all 33 videos I’ve shared on The Capoeira Blog, I’m just going to link you to the Videos category. Enjoy!
Questions and Discussion
These are questions I’ve posed to readers of The Capoeira Blog. Feel free to comment on the posts and keep the discussion going!
What is Your Favorite Thing About Capoeira?
Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing With Capoeira?
Do You Go To The Gym?
Shoes or No Shoes?
How Do You Feel About “Cardio Capoeira” Videos?
Visiting Another Capoeira Group?
How Much Do You Train?
What Do You Think About Demonstrations?
How Far Do You Go For Capoeira?
What Do You Think About Capoeira in the Media?
What’s Your Favorite Way to Enter the Roda?
How Important is Rank/Cord?
A Note To My Readers
Due to certain circumstances—mainly that I’m on a capoeira hiatus—I’ve decided to turn the front page of The Capoeira Blog into a launch page for all the content I have to offer. Instead of arriving here to find a random post about music written months ago, you are given direction and a sense of stability. This is to make it easier for newcomers to find their way around, and also so old friends aren’t left in the dark about the blog’s direction.
This will hopefully only be temporary. I do plan on returning to capoeira in the spring. But for now, I don’t feel that I can speak with any authority or credibility about capoeira if I’m not actively involved in capoeira.
The Capoeira Blog still receives a steady stream of visitors, and I am so grateful for that. This blog would have no popularity were it not for all of you.
So until next time, muito axe!
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