Archive for January, 2011

Don’t forget to come to Bloombars on Tuesday, February 1st at 7:00 pm

BloomBars and the Washington Portuguese Language Meetup will be hosting a Capoeira demonstration; lesson, and a film screening. The Capoeira demonstration will be led by our very own Contra-Mestre Bomba and members of Barro Vermelho Capoeira of Washington, DC, and the film screening will be followed by a discussion, via Skype, with the director Steve Bartholomew.

“Capoeira: The Dance of Freedom” – explores the enigmatic culture of the Afro-Brazilian fight/dance of capoeira. Drawing from Brazilian and American scholars as well as capoeira masters, the culture of capoeira is explored from its fragmented history, its movements and songs, to its influence on American pop-culture. Interviews juxtaposed with dynamic action footage help to make this film fast paced and informative.

RSVP on Facebook to attend this film; invite your friends!
(Please note – Capoeira demonstration

On TV’s “The Biggest Loser” it was revealed that one of the mystery trainers is Capoeira intsructor Brett Hoebel. Anyone who has ever taken a capoeria class could tell you what a great workout it is. It encompasses all elements of physical fitness: strength, speed, flexibility, balance and coordination.

In the video below, we see Brett giving some advice on practicing basics.

Join us on Tuesday night, February 1, 2010 for a screening of “Capoeira the Dance of Freedom” a film by Steve Bartholomew. It will be from 7-9 pm on the first floor of Bloombars. This event is co-sponsored by the Washington Portuguese Language Meetup Group.

This event will feature a short lesson by Contra Mestre Bomba, followed by the movie and a Q&A session with the director via Skype.

Washington DC Capoeira: New Uniforms are in

Posted: January 12, 2011 by dccapoiera in capoeira

Here is a women’s summer top for capoeira and capoeira pants, each embroidered with the school logo.  These we brought back direct from Brazil.

Please see contra mestre Bomba to purchase either of these, or the new t-shirts.

Washington DC, Capoeira, New Video Basics Demo

Posted: January 9, 2011 by dccapoiera in capoeira

Here’s a short video we shot with Contra Mestre Bomba demonstrating some of the basic evasive moves and attacks. These are moves that you will practice in every class because they are the building blocks for more advanced moves.

Washington DC Capoeira: Happy New Year

Posted: January 1, 2011 by dccapoiera in capoeira, washington DC
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We hope that you all have had a great new year. What better way to start off the new year then with Capoeira, which will improve your health and wellness, provide you with strength and flexibility as well as give you a fun workout that is beats running on a treadmill any day!

Classes resume sunday January 9 at Bloombars on the first floor. Contra Mestre Bomba will be returning from Brazil so get ready to get your ginga on in 2011.