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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

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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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