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Capoeira: The History of an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art explores capoeira as a field of confrontation where different struggles that divide Brazilian society are played out. It contains a first English language scholarly account of capoeira's early history and development to the present day.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Matthias Rohrig Assuncao
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2005
File: 267 Pages
ISBN-13: 0714650315

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Nestor Capoeira, a long-time teacher of capoeira and noted mestre (master), begins this revised edition of his bestseller with an in-depth history of the Brazilian art, giving the most popular theories for the origins and purposes of this movement that combines the grace of dance with lethal self-defense techniques in a unique game-song structure. He discusses some of the most famous capoeristas and their influence on the art. In addition, he describes how the two major branches of capoeira (Angola and Regional) came about and the differences between them. The Little Capoeira Book’s clear descriptions of the game, or jogo, explain the actual application of capoeira, vaguely similar to sparring but very different in purpose and style. The music of capoeira, which is played during all jogo, is also examined, along with its main instrument, the berimbau. The author includes a how-to guide with photographs showing basic moves for beginners, with offensive and defensive applications for simple kicks, takedowns, advanced kicks and movements, head butts, hand strikes, and knee and elbow strikes. Each technique is vividly depicted with drawings that are easy to understand and learn from, and mestre capoeira includes an explanation of both Angola and Regional versions.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Nestor Capoeira
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
Release: 2007-12
File: 225 Pages
ISBN-13: 1583941983

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Capoeira evolved as a Brazilian martial art developed initially by that country’s African slaves. Marked by deft, deceptive movements played on the ground or completely inverted, the form started gaining worldwide popularity in the early 20th century, when this second volume of Gerard Taylor’s wide-ranging history begins. The book opens with a study of the capoeira “Bamba,” Mestre Bimba, who became renowned as a fighting champion in Bahia and opened the first legal academy during the dictatorship of Getulio Vargas. Taylor investigates the dramatic development of the schism that resulted in the competing styles of Regional and Angola. Moving into contemporary capoeira, the author provides an overview of new trends, such as international encounters, long distance “mail-order mestres,” mass membership capoeira associations, cyber-capoeira, and grading systems. The book features the wisdom of a number of important mestres recounting their experiences teaching capoeira professionally around the world. In frank, inspiring interviews they talk about the highs and lows of the capoeira life, and how its lessons can enrich people’s lives. Photographs, illustrations, and an extensive glossary of terms illuminate the complex history of this fighting art.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Gerard Taylor
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
Release: 2007
File: 531 Pages
ISBN-13: 1583941835

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"An explanation of the aims, benefits, history, and origin of capoeira, history and origins, Essential Capoeira introduces Capoeira Regional and Capoeira Angola techniques and gives an introductory explanation of The Game, the hierarchy within capoeira, the mestres, and the grading system"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Ponchianinho (Mestre.)
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
Release: 2008
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 1583941967

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Nestor Capoeira, a long-time teacher of capoeira and noted mestre (master), begins this revised edition of his bestseller with an in-depth history of the Brazilian art, giving the most popular theories for the origins and purposes of this movement that combines the grace of dance with lethal self-defense techniques in a unique game-song structure. He discusses some of the most famous capoeristas and their influence on the art. In addition, he describes how the two major branches of capoeira (Angola and Regional) came about and the differences between them. The Little Capoeira Book’s clear descriptions of the game, or jogo, explain the actual application of capoeira, vaguely similar to sparring but very different in purpose and style. The music of capoeira, which is played during all jogo, is also examined, along with its main instrument, the berimbau. The author includes a how-to guide with photographs showing basic moves for beginners, with offensive and defensive applications for simple kicks, takedowns, advanced kicks and movements, head butts, hand strikes, and knee and elbow strikes. Each technique is vividly depicted with drawings that are easy to understand and learn from, and mestre capoeira includes an explanation of both Angola and Regional versions.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Nestor Capoeira
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
Release: 2007-12
File: 225 Pages
ISBN-13: 1583941983

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Traces the roots and history of the martial art which was developed by Brazilian slaves and combines dance, play, ritual, and self-defense.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Jane Atwood
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release: 1998-12-15
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 0823918599

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Capoeira, a Brazilian battle dance and national sport, has become popular all over the world. First brought to Brazil by African slaves and first documented in the late eighteenth century, capoeira has undergone many transformations as it has diffused throughout Brazilian society and beyond, taking on a multiplicity of meanings for those who participate in it and for the societies in which it is practiced. In this book, Maya Talmon-Chvaicer combines cultural history with anthropological research to offer an in-depth study of the development and meaning of capoeira, starting with the African cultures in which it originated and continuing up to the present day. Using a wealth of primary sources, Talmon-Chvaicer analyzes the outlooks on life, symbols, and rituals of the three major cultures that inspired capoeira—the Congolese (the historic area known today as Congo-Angola), the Yoruban, and the Catholic Portuguese cultures. As she traces the evolution of capoeira through successive historical eras, Talmon-Chvaicer maintains a dual perspective, depicting capoeira as it was experienced, observed, and understood by both Europeans and Africans, as well as by their descendants. This dual perspective uncovers many covert aspects of capoeira that have been repressed by the dominant Brazilian culture. This rich study reclaims the African origins and meanings of capoeira, while also acknowledging the many ways in which Catholic-Christian culture has contributed to it. The book will be fascinating reading not only for scholars but also for capoeira participants who may not know the deeper spiritual meanings of the customs, amulets, and rituals of this jogo da vida, "game of life."

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Maya Talmon-Chvaicer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release: 2010-01-01
File: 249 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780292773585

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Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial artists. The author discusses capoeira's evolution from Brazilian street play into a way of life. The philosophy of capoeira, and the practical and spiritual benefits of this philosophy, are also discussed. Instructions and exercises in intermediate and advanced skills take up where the author's previous book left off. The book includes 100 black-and-white photos and illustrations.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Nestor Capoeira
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Release: 2012-09-04
File: 376 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781583946374

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A look at the history, techniques, and uses of capoeira, a martial art/dance form that originated with African slaves in Brazil.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Aniefre Essien
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
Release: 2008
File: 117 Pages
ISBN-13: 1583942556

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Capoeira Dot Grid Notebook An awesome Diary/Journal/Notepad to write in. Perfect for Creative writing, Creating list, for scheduling, Organizing and Recording your thoughts. Perfectly sized at 6"x9" 120 Pages Softcover Bookbinding Flexible Paperback

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Author: Martha Wells
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2019-04-26
File: 122 Pages
ISBN-13: 1095961977

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