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Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« on: September 19, 2011, 06:59:21 AM »
I'm just curios, can capoeira be usefull to a traceur???
I'm not that intressted in the martial art as in the elements I can use in free running.:)
I'd like to know other traceurs opinion on this..

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 07:09:10 AM »
It's only useful if you know how to make it useful
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 07:14:02 AM »
Yeah, I know that.:)

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 07:30:43 AM »
What do you mean with usefull?

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 08:56:47 AM »
What do you mean with usefull?

as in can i apply what i learn in capoeira and use it to benefit me in parkour training. (i really shouldnt have to explain this as it is easy to undertand)
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 09:11:37 AM »
yeah that's what I meant.:D

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2011, 12:32:26 PM »
I think what I meant was usefull for what. Whatever. Maybe I was unclear.

I’m not into capoiera myself, but I believe that capoiera might be usefull when it comes to improving your movements and making them more fluid, aswell as it should  increase your spatial awereness. Depending on how It’s practised, I believe that it potentially can increase your flexibility aswell. I’d say; go for it. I think It’s always good to discover new stuff

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 02:02:34 PM »
Useful...

Reading,
cooking,
capoeira,
dancing,
star gazing,
sun gaizing,
climbing a tree,
social skills,
sailing,

any and more of this activities would be useful when it come to anything that you do.

So, is capoeira useful for parkour..... If its moving you in any way, specially as capoeira is, up and down, spinning, pivoting, hand standing, crawling while keeping rhythm and flow...

Is tango useful for parkour....

The answer to both would be yes...

Think for yourself a little. Anything that benefit your body is useful for parkour. For yourself.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2011, 02:25:17 PM »
Actually, it can help quite a bit.  I do Capoeira myself, as a lot of traceurs/freerunners do.  For the most part, it's the exercise aspect that helps the most.  Also, a lot of the movements are somewhat similar to what's done in freerunning.  But the greatest draw is that in Capoeira, you don't spar.  You play.  It's that similarity to Parkour that makes it so appealing.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 03:26:13 PM »
I love capoeira. It's useful to me in many ways. Not all relate to parkour but it's certainly worth learning. In fact, I just got home from a capoeira class lol.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 03:58:53 PM »
Watching the District B13 movies I thought it would be awesome to see David Belle and Cyril Raffaeli doing capoiera together. Their fluidity and strength of movements would lend very well to the art.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2011, 08:45:27 PM »
It's my novice opinion that any activity that helps your strength/coordination, will help any other activity that also requires strength/coordination.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2011, 01:33:33 AM »
Useful...

Reading,
cooking,
capoeira,
dancing,
star gazing,
sun gaizing,
climbing a tree,
social skills,
sailing,

any and more of this activities would be useful when it come to anything that you do.

So, is capoeira useful for parkour..... If its moving you in any way, specially as capoeira is, up and down, spinning, pivoting, hand standing, crawling while keeping rhythm and flow...

Is tango useful for parkour....

The answer to both would be yes...

Think for yourself a little. Anything that benefit your body is useful for parkour. For yourself.

You said it; Cooking.

It’s  definitely something I have to improve my skills in aswell as the ability to defend myself.

In overall, I agree with you. Anything that benefit your body is usefull for parkour, or, anything that give you any kind of benefits in your life.

I believe that the good old ’’Absorb what is useful and reject what is useless’’’fits perfectly here.  :D
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2011, 05:53:35 AM »
thanks for your answerse.:D
than I guess I'm going to take capoeira lessons.:)

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 08:32:16 AM »
Capoeira is best learned on the streets... js
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2011, 05:06:58 AM »
On the streets???
what do you mean by that???:O
How should I learn it if I don't have a sensei???:O

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2011, 05:33:35 AM »
cant tell if you're kidding or not with the :O face
a) there's no "sensei" - it's Mestre, or master
b) Capoeira, historically and culturally speaking, was learned by watching and imitating. A good way to learn it is by watching others more skilled at it. A good way to practice technique is to watch yourself in a mirror. I've been told that in brazil, it's rare you'll find a capoeira school. However, you'll find a Roda (pronounced Hoh-dah) just on the streets somewhere.

now in america I'm guessing you're not gonna find too many rodas popping up, but if someplace near you has a brazilian day or culture festival coming up, you'll probably find some capoeiristas there.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2011, 10:16:11 AM »
I'm not kidding, I use emoticions all the time.:)
And thanks for your advice it's really helpful...:)

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2011, 12:54:44 AM »
Try it out and make up your own mind.  As a former Capoeirista I found a lot of benefit to parkour from the Jogo, but that is becasue I knew how to apply it.  Practice it and see if it is useful, be careful though you might get hooked.  I started Judo just to learn how to fall... I have been practicing Judo for a year now onyl for the sake of Judo.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2011, 05:00:19 AM »
I think I'm the only one who doesn't know what the hell a "capoeira" is. I'm sure I've seen it before, just don't know the name.