Found these two interesting video clips from Senzala peers, perhaps Mestre Feijiao is attending some Capoeira event in China and decided to record some random Capoeira footage in The Great Wall.
The picture of Capoeira Workshop conducted by Professor Parabolica
|Capoeira Senzala Penang at Elite Dynamix Studio 2012!|
|Capoeira Senzala Penang at Elite Dynamix Studio 2012 Posing Number 2|
|Training in progress|
|Training in progress 2|
|Training in progress 3|
|Nanico performing an Au Sem Mao|
|The punching bags at the studio|
|Elite Dynamix Studio(Illustrated Map)|
|Selamat Hari Raya 2012|
|Yet another warming up|
|The Pandeiro and the training 1|
|The Pandeiro and the training 2|
|Ginga and Meia Lua de Compasso training|
|Liso and Rosinha (Capoeira Penang)|
|Rosinha and Confuzo (Capoeira Penang)|
|Everybody was busy with their foods xD (Capoeira Penang)|
|Destraido's Wife, Rosinha and Confuzo (Capoeira Penang)|
|Destraido, Rosinha and Destraido's Wife Posing (Capoeira Penang)|
|Rosinha and Confuzo Posing in New World Park Penang (Capoeira Penang)|
|Rosinha and Confuzo looking at the menu (Capoeira Penang)|
|Kamikaze checking out the Tagalog language book by Rosinha (Capoeira Penang)|
|Liso from Grupo Xango (Capoeira Penang)|
|Group Photo (Capoeira Penang)|
|Another Group Photo together (Capoeira Penang)|
As promised, here are the lyrics to the 3 songs we've been focusing on recently in our extra trainings. For those who couldn't make it, this is the time to learn some of the regular songs we sing in the roda. The three songs are: "A Hora é Essa", "Oi Sim Sim Sim, Oi Não Não Não" and "Dona Maria Como Vai Você".
Music is an integral part of capoeira and it is one of the many elements that move and influence the axe (positive energy) and roda. It is understandable that sometimes it is difficult to catch some of the lyrics and rhythm of the songs.
But the important thing is that you try, and sing to contribute to the spirit and energy of the roda as much as you can. With practise and effort (and this can happen in the car after school, or in the shower if your neighbours can't hear you!), you will be leading the singing in no time!
So here are the three songs with translations and videos to guide! Some of you have your 'homeworks' to learn the lyrics, so no excuses in the next roda, right? ;) Please note Men, Alvin, Palito, Confuso and Destraido. And don't forget to have fun!
We're really happy to see everyone train hard and thirsting to learn all things capoeira everyday - from the movements to the acrobatics, kicks, history, dances, and of course, the music and singing. As we say, 'training' happens through the various ways you put your soul into this beautiful art, even if it means watching a capoeira roda in a youtube video! Train smart and love what you do!
I'd like to share here 2 videos for this week to motivate you in your game! Comment here what you think of the two videos!
This one is from a grupo in Germany, and I first saw it when I first started capoeira. The music is energetic and it's a fun introduction to the various movements of capoeira. The first part of the video is an angola-style of capoeira, which is thought to be the more traditional form of capoeira, while the video progresses to regional-style of games and fast acrobatic kicks. Enjoy!
Thank you for coming for last weekend's classes with Professor Pitbull!
It was great to have everyone participate and contribute all the positive energy (axe)! I am sure everyone had fun and learnt a lot from the two classes about maculele, songs, different types of roda, berimbau toques and more! Nice to see everyone playing in the roda a lot.
Thank you especially to Professor Pitbull and Kasia for coming to teach and guide us again. It means a lot to the grupo here that you have both made time to come down from Singapore to share with us what you know about capoeira. We can't wait to have you both back here with us again ! (:
Below are some photos taken during the Saturday class. We will post more photos soon once we have compiled from everyone!
Have a great week and see you this weekend! Let's continue to train and expand our knowledge and passion in capoeira together!
Axe sempre sempre!