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Conor McGregor Capoeira Gif

Posted by on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : Gifs 

UFC's Conor McGregor showing off some Capoeira Skills.


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Mestre Bimba in the News

Posted by on Saturday, July 20, 2013, In : Photography 

This clipping from a Brazilian newspaper (c.1930) pictures Mestre Bimba, inventor of the Regional style of capoeira.
It states; “It is not easy to fight a capoeira player….he uses kicks and head-butts against an aggressor”.
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Mestre Bimba Teaching the Ginga

Posted by on Monday, June 3, 2013, In : Photography 

Mestre Bimba teaching a student how to do the most basic movement of capoeira, known as the ginga.
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San Salvador

Posted by on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Art 

:  San Salvador

Date:  1835

Artist:  Johann Moritz Rugendas

Infomation:  Illustration by German artist Johann Moritz Rugendas, inspired by his time on an expedition to Brazil.

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Mestre Jose Antonio do Nascimento

Posted by on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : Photography 

A rare photograph of legendary capoeira fighter Mestre Jose Antonio do Nascimento
(1842 - 1936), commonly known as Nascimento Grande (Great Birth).
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Capoeira Painting by Augustus Earle

Posted by on Sunday, April 28, 2013, In : Art 

:  Negros Fighting


Artist:  Augustus Earle

Infomation:  This painting is an early rendition of an illegal capoeira fight in Rio de Janeiro.
It was painted by English born artist Augustus Earle during his three year spell in Brazil in the 1820s.

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Master Pastinha Demonstrating Capoeira c.1963

Posted by on Thursday, March 21, 2013, In : Photography 

Here, the great master is preparing to throw his opponent using body leverage.

Pastinha aims a kick at his opponent (he was around 74 years old when these pictures were taken).

This move is a counter attack from a defensive position
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Mestre Joao Grande vs.Mestre Joao Pequeno

Posted by on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : Photography 

Reknowned Mestre Joao Grande and Mestre Joao Pequeno playing capoeira on a dock.

The Roots of Capoeira
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The Dance of War

Posted by on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Art 

Title: Capoeira or the Dance of War

Date: c1823

Artist: Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802 - 1858)

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Mestre Bimba Performing the Ginga

Posted by on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Photography 

Mestre Bimba performing the ginga in the early 1930s
(His opponent is Asclépios Ferrer)

Capoeira Articles
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