Archive for May, 2012

This week during capoeria class, we received some lyrics to several of the songs commonly sung in capoeira, especially for our group Barro Vermelho.

Marinheiro So:

Parana E

Zum Zum Zum

No Mercado Modelo Tem Acaraje

I will post more as I find them. If you have any favorites or have used youtube to help you learn the lyrics, please post the links to the videos in the comments or in our Facebook group!

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Due to the Memorial Day Weekend, capoeira classes will not meet on Sunday, May 27th at BloomBars (Columbia Heights, Washington, DC).

Instead please join us on Saturday, May 26th at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm; or Tuesday, May 29th at 7 – 8 pm. Both classes will be at All Souls church, located at 1500 Harvard St NW, Washington, DC. (View Weekly Schedule)

You can also bring your kids to learn capoeira every Saturday from 9 – 10 am at BloomBars.

Did you know capoeira can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour?

Or… that Halle Berry did capoeira to get in shape for Catwoman?

Learn a few basic moves and some fun facts about capoeira from Brett Hoebel (recently a trainer on The Biggest Loser).

Did you notice Brett’s form? He kicks his bênção with his heel out, and returns his foot to the back after each kick. Contra Mestre Bomba would approve for sure!

Pop quiz: Can you name any of the moves Brett does in the intro and outro? Leave your guesses in the comments.

Hat tip to student Ben for posting this video in our Facebook Group! Obrigada!!

I took a few videos of the roda we participated in last Saturday afternoon with Oficina da Capoeira.

 

 

The adult Capoeira Class on Sunday May 6th at BloomBars, normally 11 am – 12 pm, is canceled; it will resume as usual next week.

Also a reminder — It’s May! Please remember we offer monthly unlimited passes for $125. This brings your per-class cost down to just over $10 if you’re attending 12 classes a month. Bring a check or credit card to the next class to sign up.