Performance at the Phoenix Caribbean Festival

Highlights from our performance at the Phoenix Caribbean Festival start at 2:43.

Hackspace Performance

Video from our performance at the Night Vision Gallery for Gangplank‘s Popup Hackspace Event on Saturday Jan. 7th 2012.

We regularly perform and share Capoeira with schools, non-profit organizations and community affiliates. Since our establishment we have performed in over 50 events. Please contact us if you’d like us to perform at your next event.

Fight Sciences

The show is called Fight Sciences, and the first half of this particular episode is about Capoeira.

Excellent episode, very informative as well as entertaining to watch. The best martial artists are not only athletes and fighters, but they are also some of the greatest scientists.

Understanding the human body only heightens an individuals physical abilities. Its all about finding your center and knowing yourself.

Capoeira and the Theory of the Multiple Intelligences

The Theory of the Multiple Intelligences

 

In college, I took a Movement Analysis class in which a very specific day stood out, and it had very little to do with our teacher being absent that day. 🙂 The class was substituted by a teacher/professional dancer who focused the entire class period on one concept: the theory of the multiple intelligences. At this point in the semester we had already been discussing developmental patterns in babies, and how continual movement or even the lack thereof could have an effect on brain function, development, and even personality shaping. [ i.e. Those babies who spent more (supervised) “time on the belly” would benefit from motor development, visual development and eased social/public speaking anxiety]

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Back to the Start

Morena, Linguinha, Trovao and Maia, CBLA Batizado 2005.

In 2004, two major changes occurred in my life. First, I finished my graduate program, and a vacuum of free time opened up in my life allowing for such extravagances such as exercise. Second, the nomadic nature of Phoenix hit my circle of friends via a mass exodus, leaving me with only friends from work. I stumbled into capoeira both literally (former soccer player who hadn’t exercised steadily since college) and figuratively – hearig a friend’s stories of joining in another city was followed by a flier posted in a part of Tempe I didn’t frequent. I was a month away from turning 30, which felt old enough to know that solitary workouts at the gym were never going to be my steady routine, and young enough to not think twice about what my body could/couldn’t learn. With nothing to do one Saturday afternoon, having never seen capoeira, I threw on some workout clothes and went to a class.

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