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Capoareira Mestres Pastinha and Jorge Amado

Posted by on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Photography 

Capoareira Mestres Pastinha and Jorge Amado, 1961.

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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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Valdemar Santana

Posted by on Thursday, August 6, 2015, In : Photography 

Valdemar Santana holding Regional Capoeira Mestre Arthur Emidlo above his head with one hand in the early 1960s.

Santana was a champion in Gracie Jujitsu and Capoeira, studying with Helio Gracie in the former and Mestre Bimba in the later. Santana is famous for being one of the few men to defeat his former coach Helio Gracie who he beat twice in Vale Tudo (no holds barred) matches, both of which lasted more than three hours.

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Capoeira Demonstration

Posted by on Monday, July 27, 2015, In : Video 

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What I do Playing...

Posted by on Thursday, February 27, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

“What I do playing, you don’t even do when you’re mad”

~ Mestre Pastinha ~

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Capoeira Scissor Kick

Posted by on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : Gifs 

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Mestre Bimba & President Getulio Dorneles Vargas

Posted by on Thursday, October 24, 2013, In : Photography 

Mestre Bimba meeting the then president of Brazil, Getulio Dorneles Vargas, who is reported to have said to him;
“Capoeira is the only sport which is truly Brazilian”.

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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 Pastinha and his Students

Posted by on Saturday, June 29, 2013, In : Photography 

Mestre Pastinha (left) with some of his students playing capoeira near the Pelourinho in 1963. This historical neighbourhood in  Salvador, Bahia, was named after the whipping post (Pelourinho means Pillory) situated in its central plaza, which was where African slaves once received punishment for infringements that would have included getting caught practicing fighting techniques.
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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 Besouro Manganga

Posted by on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : Art 

An old sketch of Mestre Besouro Manganga fighting against a group of Brazilian police.
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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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Manduca da Praia Gang Fight

Posted by on Saturday, December 8, 2012, In : Art 

An engraving featuring Manduca da Praia and a group of capoeira fighters.

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Arthur Bento dos Santos & Manduca da Praia

Posted by on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Photography 

Arthur Bento dos Santos & Manduca da Praia, taken in the 1940s (?)

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Capoeira Drawings by Kalixto

Posted by on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Art 

Title: Capoeira Drawings
Artist: Kalixto Cordeiro
Info:  A series of drawings that depict a couple of well-dressed Capoeira fighters in battle.
Note the use of the ‘navalha’ (barber’s razor) in the centre picture, a weapon synonymous
with the ‘o malandro’ (criminal/bad boy)
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Capoeira Slaves About to be Whipped

Posted by on Saturday, September 1, 2012, In : Art 

:  Negroes Going to be Whipped
Artist:  Frederico Guilherme Briggs
Info:  This print by the young Brazilian artist was one of a set that depicted common people. Here, one of the unfortunate men that are being lead off to be whipped is carrying a sign that says Capoeira.

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Capoeira Angola

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

Capoeira Angola
being performed in 1930s Brazil

The Roots of Capoeira
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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)

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