I Play Capoeira

Capoeira- described as a Brazilian martial art, but also an Afro-Brazilian art form that dates back to the days of African Slaves in Brazil. 23 People

    A Bit Of A Life Line

    I started training when I was in college. I was going through some difficult times at home and wasn't even sure that I wanted to be in college any more. Not only did it help me get myself in to shape, capoeira also gave me something to focus myself on. Five years later and I am...
    Lafayette3 Lafayette3
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2012


    capoeira is a beautiful martial art...but it came out of a resistance movement. It is a Afro-Brazilian art formm popularized as a martial art, it originated as a form of not only self-defense and dance, but also a liberation movement within the slaves in Brazil over 500 years ago...
    quietrocket quietrocket
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2007


    i have trained capoeira for a few years now. a majority of this time was spent training with a group that claimed to be neither "regional" or "angola", and also not a "contemporanea" group. i left the group about a month ago because i...
    quietrocket quietrocket
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2007

    I am from Grupo Capoeira Brasil Hong Kong :) I

    have never been so glad in my life to be able to encounter with this super interesting and breathtaking martial arts, to meet amazing people from all over the world. The people are really warming and have been supporting me as friends and family through ups and downs. The studio...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut
    22-25, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    Iam Zumbi

    Omg! I don't know where to start, I do so miss Capoeria ,and miss my Mastre which he named me Zumbi.
    6kan6dy6 6kan6dy6
    31-35, M
    May 22, 2013

    My heart aches today.

    I started playing capoeira back in June. It was something my two teen boys and I could start together.  We love it.  We joined a family.  Our professor is a great teacher and a wonderful person.  There is not one person that we have met through this that we do not like. It...
    Adam4Eve Adam4Eve
    51-55, M
    Dec 15, 2013

    From Hobbie To Essential Part Of My Being

    Martial arts have fascinated me since I was a kid watching Jackie Chan and playing Street Fighter, who doesn't want to be able to defend themselves and proclaim some mastery? When I was in middle school I had a friend who had studied a form of Shaolin Kung Fu and he taught me the...
    Maionsgambit Maionsgambit
    26-30, M
    Aug 3, 2013

    I Havent For Almost 3 Years Now... And Theres None In My City :(

    i trained in capoeira angola for 2 years... and it was a great two years.  i was never so limber, aware, and fit for a long time.  my  name was "filha de bob marley" (sorry my portguese is HIDEOUSLY awful lol i only know it by sound not by spelling ) bc of my locks.  my...
    nikanicole nikanicole
    1 Response Dec 12, 2011
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