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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2011, 07:08:18 AM »
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2011, 03:38:11 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H0D8VaIli0
So, is it the kicking then to the spinning kick? Or is just the kick before the spinning kick? Or is just the spinning kick minus the kick before the spinning kick?

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2011, 06:24:45 PM »
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.
I suck at remembering what is what... so i just call everything that involves kicking, flipping, spinning, ect. Tricking

Question though, is it just the movement or are there matches that involve striking?
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2011, 08:12:20 PM »
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..

Sorry mate, bull shit.  There are tons of schools (Grupo) in Brazil. There are often Roda on the street, beach, or in a gym.  I found 3 different grupos located within 10 miles of my area when I travelled to Brazil, I also so a Roda at least every other day.

The traditional way of learning Capoeira was merely by being allowed to view a Roda and jump in when you had the courage.  That isn't how it owrks now.  You usally learn from an instrutor or professor/a and occasionally a mestre.

Capoeira is a Afro-Brazilian martial arts whose origins are a bit sketchy.  What is know is that it incorporated martial arts disquised in a dance.  This was based of a traditional African fighting art known as Batuque.  In Brazil the slaves were split up and mixed with different Africans from other areas, thus a new way of preserving their culture was born.  That is one theory, the other is that it was invinted purely for liberation (which did happen on a few occasions). This is deviating from the topic If you want a ton more information PM, or get a book on the stuff.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2011, 11:27:32 PM »
Hey don't hate on me. I was told by my mestre that schools were rare.
Capoeira was developed to defend slaves from the slave owners. It was disguised as a dance because people were not allowed to practice martial arts for the very  reason it was practiced.

AGAIN - feel free to say I'm wrong but what I'm saying is what Mestre Beto taught.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2011, 05:50:47 AM »
So, is it the kicking then to the spinning kick? Or is just the kick before the spinning kick? Or is just the spinning kick minus the kick before the spinning kick?
Answer, please?

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2011, 12:34:54 PM »
Answer, please?

It's all of it. It's a combination dance form/martial art.
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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2011, 07:12:08 PM »
this is what capoeira looks like in movies. both examples im using feature Lateef Crowder

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2011, 09:04:06 AM »
Ilabaca trained capoeira before parkour so I'd say it doesn't hurt...

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2011, 09:41:25 PM »
Hey don't hate on me. I was told by my mestre that schools were rare.
Capoeira was developed to defend slaves from the slave owners. It was disguised as a dance because people were not allowed to practice martial arts for the very  reason it was practiced.

AGAIN - feel free to say I'm wrong but what I'm saying is what Mestre Beto taught.
I am not hating on you, just correcting.  As for the origins a lot of groups have their dogma, but because it was so persecuted, very little is known for fact.  Most of the slaves were chained by their feet, how could they fight back?  That is one argument, I for one agree with what you and your Mestre believe.

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Re: Is it usefull to learn capoeira??
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2011, 10:41:51 PM »
I would only do it if you enjoy it.
I like Tricking and Free Running, i don't think i actually do parkour, because i do it for fun and self expression, which would change the term to free running.