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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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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:

Here are a few photos we took one week during Capoeira Class in Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park.

Join us on Saturday mornings from 10:30 – 12 pm!

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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

Great video — even if you don’t understand what they are saying, check out the moves!

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!

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!!