Not Your Everyday Martial Art...
Well, what is capoeira?
Simply put its a Brazilian martial art, developed centuries ago by slaves, but that's the short version...
It involves unique movements, live music, important songs and a deep traditional history in its practice. To a passerby, it would be easier to mistake it for a dance or performance. In reality those practicing are attacking and escaping with kicks and dodges in a fluid call and response...
I discovered the martial art for myself in the beginning of 2008. I first saw it being performed outside and was mesmerized by the fluid movements and rhythmic music. I decided to try it out and have been hooked ever since!
This site is designed to explore the many aspects of this unique art and introduce you to them. Everyday I learn something new about it's movements, history, music, songs, etc. As I learn I hope to pass along what I experience and make this a resource for both beginners and experienced capoeiristas alike.
Feel free to start exploring some of the interesting topics below!
- Capoeira Beginner's Blog
- The Capoeira Beginner's Blog keeps you up-to-date with all additions and changes to the Start-Playing-Capoeira website. Subscribe here!
- What is Capoeira?
- What is Capoeira? It is a martial art whose history and culture set it apart from all others...
- How to Learn Capoeira!
- Tips to start to learn capoeira here!
- Basic Capoeira Techniques, Bimba's Sequences!
- Learn the basics of capoeira techniques with Bimba's sequences!
- Capoeira Moves, Capoeira Techniques and Tips for Learning!
- Capoeira is a martial art with many unique and fascinating movements. Learn the diversity of these capoeira moves here...
- Capoeira Music, Capoeira Lyrics and Capoeira Information!
- Capoeira music is an essential part of the art of capoeira. Learn about its purpose, elements and where you can find it here...
- Capoeira Instruments that Really Set the Tone
- Capoeira instruments really define the uniqueness of capoeira. Learn about all the different types and why they are so important to the art...
- Capoeira Clothes, for Increased Comfort and Performance
- It’s easy to over look the clothes required to play capoeira when getting started. However capoeira clothes make training and playing capoeira easier and more comfortable...
- Capoeira Events, An Introduction
- Learn to make the most out of capoeira events here!
- Your Best Capoeira Pictures!
- Share your best capoeira pictures and see other awesome submissions!
- Capoeira Video Clips, Beautiful Capoeira Videos Organized by Type!
- Watch amazing capoeira video clips including various styles, groups and mestres...
- Capoeira Fitness , Stay in Shape and Prevent Injuries!
- By using proper capoeira fitness techniques, you can prevent injuries and keep your body in top shape...
- Capoeira Masters, Keepers of Capoeira
- Capoeira masters are essential to teaching capoeira and preserving its traditions. Learn about them and their importance here...
- Experience the Capoeira Martial Art from the Players Themselves!
- To understand the capoeira martial art experience, check out the experience of these bloggers!
- Streaming Capoeira Songs!
- Listen to capoeira songs online here!
- About Me, Introduction to Capoeira
- Learn about me, the creator of Start-Playing-Capoeira, and how I entered the world of capoeira.
- Contact Me
- Use this "Contact Me" page to get in touch with me to ask questions, leave comments or feedback.
- Site Map
- Use this site map to browse through all the content at Start Playing Capoeira.
- Contribute to Capoeira
- Would you like to share your knowledge about capoeira? Great, find out how you can submit your story or tip here.