Archive for February, 2012

This week at class we have been practicing the beginning sequences of Mestre Bimba. According to Capoeira Cinco Seixos:

Mestre Bimba, the creator of the Regional style of Capoeira, created the first method to learn Capoeira, it consisted of a logical sequence of attack, defense and counter attack movements, put into a simplified form for the initiates.

It permitted the students to learn how to play with a strong sense of motivation and security. Jair Moura, ex-student explains, “These are a series of complete physical exercises and they are organized in a number of practical and efficient lessons for the beginner in Capoeira. They are executed inside a small with as little time as possible to convince the student of the value of the fight, as a system of attack and defense.”

The original complete sequences of learning were formed with 17 strikes, where each student executed 154 movements to 308, to condition the student physically and to teach specific motor skills to the practitioners. See more movements.

Here is a video showing Sequences 1 through 8:

You can find a complete step-by-step guide to all 8 of the above sequences at Capoeira Cinco Seixos website.

Why not give these moves a try at the next capoeira class here in Washington DC?

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Capoeira Barro Vermelho!

For the month of February, couples train two for the price of one! So bring your friend, lover or whatever and you each pay $7.50 (half of the regular price of $15).

At least one person in the pair must not have trained before with Capoeira Barro Vermelho. Both people pay half price for each class that they come to together for the month of February, so this offer is valid for all classes throughout the month!

Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8pm and Saturday from 10:30-12noon at All Souls Unitarian Church, located near the Columbia Heights metro at 1500 Harvard St., NW, lower level in Washington, DC.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for class this Saturday, here’s the photo we took after we wrapped up!

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