This is a forum for discussion and promotion of all things related to Capoeira without focus on any particular style or group. What is Capoeira? Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art crossing the boundaries of game, dance, ritual and fight. You're probably thinking "What does that mean? Flair Feel free to use however you wish. Typical uses include apelido , group and location. Rules Be respectful, have fun.
Troca de Cordas
Crua (Raw) – “Batizado” level
It is only recently that a new generation of capoeiristas sought to combine Capoeira Regional and Capoeira Angola to develop a new style which embraces the modernizing innovations of the legendary Mestre Bimba without losing sight of the guiding principles and values which are embedded in the history and philosophy of the art. It is at this junction where the evolution of capoeira lies, and where its future is discovered hidden in its past. The philosophy includes the relentless pursuit of the technical mastery of Capoeira, on both student and teaching levels; the utilization of the art of Capoeira as a valuable pedagogic tool, as well as an artistic and cultural resource; and the transformation of a student into teacher through the enlightenment and transfer from the student to the teacher, thus keeping the original value systems of the early Capoeira masters, their culture and their life experiences. It hopes to accomplish these goals by spreading the art of Capoeira in and through universities, schools, clubs, associations and diverse communities. It also hopes to emphasize the lessons inherent in its Brazilian cultural and historic roots, and by doing so, promoting social integration between people of different backgrounds and classes. It is the living expression and embodiment of the people that fought for liberty. In this light, we believe it should be practiced with reverence, and it deserves from our part the same respect and attention it was given by its originators.
Students begin their Capoeira training at this level. Sometimes this level is also described as crua, or raw, which signifies growth potential rather than being seen as inexperienced. Students demonstrate a basic understanding of the Capoeira game and have a basic knowledge of the movements, such as kicks and ground techniques, as well as music. Students know the choruses to many songs and have begun learning to play some of the instruments. They must also understand the instruments played within the roda. Students have a deeper understanding of the Capoeira game, utilising many different kicks, ground, and acrobatic combination. At this level, students are also capable of leading a song during a roda and playing the instruments with increasing skill. This is when things get serious! As Capoeiristas, they fully incorporate a large variety of advanced movements including acrobatics, strength movements and takedowns. They have a large repertoire of songs and can play all the instruments well.
Grupo Capoeira Brasil is an organization that practices, teaches, and demonstrates the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. This style is derived from movements and sequences developed and systematized by Mestre Bimba 's Luta Regional Baiana , the adapted techniques of Grupo Senzala , as well as influences from the founding Mestres of Grupo Capoeira Brasil, each of whom brought personal contributions specific to their ideology, stylistic methodology and personality. Grupo Capoeira Brasil uses eight different colors in their graduation system. Beginner students before becoming Graduados have transitional cords between the main cords, for example: Yellow and Raw cord. Mestres are legendary for their skill, wisdom, and tact both inside and out of the roda. They have solidified their Capoeira games by consolidating all of the physical skills they've learned through their years of training with the cunning and trickery they've learned through their life experience. Mestres work to preserve the teaching of the founders, legacy of the grand fathers and " Velha Guarda " of Capoeira's past and the heritage of Capoeira's Afro-Brazilian roots.