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In case you were wondering why we haven’t had many updates, it’s because we have a fancy new website for our DC Capoeira group.

Please visit www.capoeirafitnessdc.com for the latest updates about our Washington DC capoeira classes!

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For the month of February, bring a friend, loved one, partner or colleague to capoeira class and pay only $8/person!

Have you been thinking of learning the Brazilian art of capoeira? This dynamic combination of fitness, dance, music and martial arts is catching on in Washington, DC and throughout the world.

February is a great time to start! For only $8 each, you and a friend can start practicing the basics at any time this month.

It’s not necessary to bring a partner to capoeira class — but it is fun to get a great price!

Check out our class schedule here… then either register online or simply drop-in to class before February 28th to take advantage of our February special.

No prior experience is necessary. Beginners should wear loose fitting clothing and light footwear; advanced capoeiristas should wear traditional white capoeira pants and a t-shirt.

Register online now or drop-in to any of our convenient classes — hurry, this deal ends on February 28th!

Capoeira Classes Washington DC

Next, we will learn Mestre Bimba’s Sequence #3!

mestre bimba sequence 3 - capoeira washington dc

Player One (Plain Pants) Queixada, Queixada, Cocorinha, Benção, Aú
Player Two (Striped Pants) Cocorinha, Cocorinha, Armada, Nevagtiva, Cabeçada
Step 1 The two players begin to ginga
Step 2 Player One steps forward (with the right leg)
Step 3 Player One attacks with Queixada but Player Two defends with Cocorinha
Step 4 Once Player One finishes the kick Player Two stands up
Step 5 Player One attacks with Queixada, Player Two defends with Cocorinha
Step 6 Player One finishes the kick and Player Two stands up ready to attack
Step 7 Player Two attacks with an Armada. Player One defends with Cocorinha
Step 8 Player One stands and attacks with a Benção. Player Two defends with Negativa
Step 9 If Player Two were to pull Player One’s leg he would fall badly
Step 10 Player One escapes with an Aú. Player Two attacks with Cabeçada

Again, here is the video for sequences #1-5. Look out for the techniques mentioned above in Sequencia #3:


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Next, we will learn Mestre Bimba’s Sequence #2!

sequence 2

Player One (Plain Pants) Martelo, Martelo, Cocorinha, Benção, Aú
Player Two (Striped Pants) Banda, Banda, Armada, Negativa, Cabeçada
Step 1 The two players begin to ginga
Step 2 Player One attacks with Martelo but Player Two tries to sweep him with Banda (but doesn’t!)
Step 3 Player One attacks again with Martelo (opposite leg) and once again Player Two tries to sweep him with Banda (but doesn’t!)
Step 4 Player Two attacks with Armada
Step 5 Player One defends with Cocorinha
Step 6 Player One stands and attacks with Benção
Step 7 Player Two defends with Negativa
Step 8 Player One escapes with an Aú
Step 9 Player Two attacks with a Cabeçada (while Player One is still in the Au)


Review: 

This week we have been practicing Mestre Bimba’s sequences. These are drills between two players to help learn how to put the movements together into combinations of attacks and defensive movements or evasions.

We’ll start with sequence #1:mestre bimba sequence 1 - capoeira washington dc

Player One (Plain Pants) Meia Lua de Frente, Meia Lua de Frente, Armada, Aú
Player Two (Striped Pants) Cocorinha, Cocorinha, Negativa, Cabeçada
Step 1 The two players begin to ginga
Step 2 Player One steps forward towards Player Two in order to be in the position to attack
Step 3 Player One attacks with Meia Lua de Frente, while Player Two defends with Cocorinha
Step 4 When Player One finished the kick Player Two stands up
Step 5 Player One attacks again with Meia Lua de Frente. Player Two defends with Cocorinha
Step 6 Player One finishes the kick but instead of taking the foot back to the ginga position, finishes with the foot forward in a position to attack with Armada
Step 7 Player One attacks with Armada
Step 8 Player Two defends with Negativa, positioning the foot behind Player Ones support leg, in order to take him down
Step 9 Player One escapes with an Aú
Step 10 Player Two attacks with a Cabeçada (while Player One is still in the Au)

 

Read more about the sequences here: Mestre Bimba’s Sequences

Practice the moves and learn more at our next Washington DC Capoeira class!

We are happy to announce our new Winter Schedule for our Washington, DC Capoeira Classes!
  • Tuesdays at 7:00 – 8:00 pm at All Souls Church (Upper level auditorium)
  • Thursdays at 7:00 – 8:00 pm at All Souls Church (Upper level auditorium)
  • Saturdays at 10:30 – noon (Lower level gymnasium)

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art disguised as a dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs. It is comprised of specific offensive and defensive movements and, unlike in other martial arts, the participant is constantly in motion because of the basic movement, the ginga. The movements also consist of positions on the ground, kicks, sweeps and acrobatics.

Our style, capoeira regional, is practiced to a quick beat and kicks are performed in an upright and aggressive style. The result? A high-energy, always exciting workout!

No prior experience is necessary. Beginners should wear loose fitting clothing and light footwear. Advanced capoeiristas should wear traditional white capoeira pants and a t-shirt. Shirts and capoeira pants are available for purchase.

For new students, mention you learned about our new student promotion on DCCapoeira.com and you’ll get 2 weeks for $15!
Capoeira Sul da Bahia’s 7th Batizado

Please join us this weekend as we attend and participate in Capoeira Sul da Bahia’s Batizado!  There will not be a class on Thursday & maybe Saturday too, so that everyone has the opportunity to attend this workshop & batizado.

Since the last post they have released a more detailed schedule:

  • Thu Sep 27 | Workshop w/ Professor Pedro from Italy | 6:30-8:30pm
  • Fri Sep 28 | Workshop w/Mestre Railson from Bahia Brazil | 7:30-9:00 pm | Roda 9-11pm
  • Sat Sep 29 | Batizado 10:00 am -3:00pm (kids Batizado is 10am-12pm and adults batizado is 12pm -3pm).

The fees will depend on how many events you will go to. Anyone & everyone, including students of capoeira or people who just want to watch, are invited to view the batizado on Saturday as a “expectator” for only $5.

  • One Workshop = $35
  • One workshop + Batizado (includes a t-shirt) = $75
  • Two workshops + Batizado (Includes a t-shirt) = $99
  • Batizado Participer = $25 (Includes a t-shirt) *WE DO GROUP DISCOUNTS
  • Batizado expectator = $5

If you are thinking of registering for a workshop and/or the batizado, please let us know in the DC Capoeira Facebook group so that we can organize a group discount.

Additional information:

Capoeira class tonight is canceled because of the tornado watch. See you on Thursday!

Here are several capoeira events — rodas, batizados, and festivals — coming up soon in the Washington, DC area:

Brazil Day Festival
  • brazil-day-washington-dc-capoeiraSaturday, September 9th
  • 11 am – 6 pm
  • Location: The Yards Park, 4th Street S.E. and Tingey Street, Washington DC (near Nationals Stadium)
  • Free to attend!
  • Capoeira performance at 3:00 – 3:30 pm – Anyone know what group is performing?
  • Learn more
Capoeira Sul da Bahia’s 7th Batizado