Capoeira Senzala Penang Malaysia!

Starting from September 2012 we are training at a New studio!

Capoeira in Penang, MALAYSIA!

Check out Capoeira Senzala in Penang, Malaysia

Capoeira Workshop February 2012 by Professor Parabolica

The picture of Capoeira Workshop conducted by Professor Parabolica

Acrobatics in Capoeira

Some of the acrobatic moves in Capoeira

Kids Training Classes

Even kids can participate in Capoeira

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Professor Parabolica in France Capoeira Roda 2010

Professor Parabolica and Mestre Elias in France 2010
Ola to all Capoeiristas. Would like to share some of Professor Parabolica moves in Capoeira Senzala Roda when he was in France. In the Capoeira Roda clip below shows how Professor Parabolica comes into a Regional Roda, and emphasizing his capoeira moves as a Martial Arts instead of Floeiros alone.

Professor Parabolica anticipates the opponents move and banda him in the Roda, the banda move demonstrate a very good anticipation. or you may call "Jogo" in the takedown. 

Presence also are Mestre Elias, Mestre Gato, Mestre Torneiro, Contra-Mestre Banana, Contra Mestre Chiquinho, Professor Mark York and Many more top class capoeiristas from Grupo Senzala.

"Remember, Capoeira is always a Martial Arts"
                                                                                                                      -Professor Parabolica

Watch and learn the style of Capoeira Senzala. Remember always stay close with your instructor from your Grupo, open your eyes and ears to observe to learn about the true essence of the arts before you know anything.

Respect your Professor and Mestre, listen to their words and understand them. Capoeira is a community and a group sport. Put your efforts, and most importantly your passion to learn the amazing art of Capoeira.



Saturday, February 18, 2012

Grand Master Joao Pequeno: Possible Origins Names of Capoeira

Grand Master Joao Pequeno: Possible Origins Names of Capoeira

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In this video, Grand Master Joao Pequeno (1917-2011), one of Mestre Pastinha's students, explains one possibility of the possible reasons capoeira has it's name; African slaves used to play in the grass, also named capoeira. Present are 3 Senzala Mestres: Sorriso, Toni Vargas and Peixinho.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thursday Movie Night: A Capoeira Iluminada

We hear his name in several capoeira songs, we vaguely know he was the capoeirista who came up with the 8 basic sequencias, but how well do we know who Mestre Bimba is, and the significance of his contributions in the development of capoeira?

Capoeira as we know is an amalgamation of various art forms like music, dance and martial arts. Because capoeira isn't just about perfecting a particular movement or being able to do that insane au semao, learning as much as we can of the various aspects of capoeira, including its history is extremely important. Thus, our focus in capoeira and the jogo should not be limited to the martial arts aspect alone, but it should also be geared towards understanding the history, culture and the many other aspects that form the foundation of capoeira. After all, it is because of all these elements that we are attracted to this beautiful Afro-Brazilian art!

That is why next Thursday, we will be having a movie night to watch a short documentary film on Mestre Bimba!:

"Mestre Bimba: A Capoeira Iluminada"

"A Capoeira Iluminada" is a documentary film that details the life and experiences of Mestre Bimba in developing capoeira. You may view the trailers A Capoeira Iluminada - Trailer 1 and A Capoeira Iluminada - Trailer 2.

The details of the Movie Night are as follows:

Thursday (22nd Feb 2012)
Time: 8-10pm
Place: my house
(please refer to CJ or Grilo on how to get there! Or we can meet at 7.30pm at the Penang Hamid Khan school entrance at Greenlane)
What to Bring: Popcorn, drinks, any (healthy & yummy) snacks you like, and of course, good axe! (:

Please confirm with us your attendance by next Wednesday !
Mestre Bimba (Manuel dos Reis Machado) is known in the capoeira world as the father of Capoeira Regional. He was a visionary who helped revive and decriminalise capoeira in Brazil at a time when capoeira was prohibited. Thus, although some saw his efforts as a form of standardisation of what is a flexible art, Mestre Bimba's contributions have effectively and undeniably helped this art survive as well as flourish to this day. As Mestre Bimba himself said, “I didn’t do capoeira for myself, I did it for the world.”
Because Mestre Bimba was such an important figure in the growth of capoeira, I thought it would be good for us to watch this together and begin discussion on the important personalities in the history of capoeira and how capoeira as a fluid art is always changing. It would also be a good way for us to see how we as alunas/alunos in capoeira may contribute in the expansion of capoeira!

Let's watch this together and share our thoughts on this!

Axe e Abracos,
Ate logo (See you soon)!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Capoeira Grupo Senzala Corda System

Ola fellow Capoeiristas from Grupo Senzala, I have compiled and edit the Capoeira Grupo Senzala Corda System and put it in graphical illustration for your references.

As a capoeira students we all need to know exactly the corda grading and colour system for our own grupo, so I have decided to edit and post it out for you to see and remember.

Please be reminded that different grupos there are different corda grading and colour system, but most of them are based on Grupo Senzala's grading system.

Hope you enjoy the art :)




Monday, February 13, 2012

Penang Senzala Workshop 4th & 5th February 2012

Hi guys, the Senzala Workshop in Penang conducted by Professor Parabolica on the 4th and 5th of February 2012 was an awesome one. We already started to miss the workshop now because of the fun we were having during the workshop with Professor Parabolica and the rest of the participants. Special thanks to all the particpants, all capoeiristas for participating in this awesome workshop.

Capoeira Senzala Workshop by Professor Parabolica 4th and 5th February 2012

The MAN: Professor Parabolica

Special thanks to Professor Parabolica for willing to come and give such a awesome workshop in Penang, also to his lovely wife Kitty(Meia Lua) for coming to Penang to join us on their honeymoon. Happy Happy Newlywed to both of you :)

Professor Parabolica and his lovely wife Meia Lua
Thanks to Soldado from Grupo Camara KL too for coming to this workshop, we all had such a wonderful time with you in this workshop.
Professor Parabolica, Mariposa and Soldado!
Thanks to Rosinha for coming to the workshop, and all the capoeiristas from Grupo Xango Singapore(Mumia, Brian and Faizal). Good to see you all here in penang and hope to see you all again soon.

Thats Rosinha Rosinha in the middle, having fun :)

Good buddies and fellow Capoeiristas from Grupo Xango Singapore

Thanks to Murayama families from Grupo Tempo Japan for joining us in this special workshop. We are always glad to have experienced capoeiristas to join us.
Murayama families together with Professor Parabolica and Soldado

So here are some other pictures of the workshop. Enjoy!

Two happy friends XD

Another happy friend picture

Happy group photo on the first day of workshop(4th February 2012)

Another happy group photo on the second day of workshop(5th February 2012)

For more picture and photo join our Facebook Group. Capoeira Penang(Grupo Senzala)

Hope to see you awesome people again soon. Ciaoz.