Capoeira Books

 

capoeira 100Capoeira 100: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Movements and Techniques

by Gerard Taylor
Capoeira 100 is an illustrated guide to 100 essential techniques used in the art of capoeira. Each movement is accompanied by a series of color photographs that show how it is done, as well as helpful pointers and tips on how to apply the technique…

 

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brazilian-art-formCapoeira: A Brazilian Art Form: History, Philosophy, and Practice

by Bira Almeida
Capoeira weaves fighting, music, dance, prayer, and ritual into an urgent strategy by which people live, struggle, celebrate, and survive together. In this book Bira Almeida–or Mestre Acordeon as he is respectfully called in capoeira circles–documents his own tradition with…

 

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capoeira-conditioningCapoeira Conditioning: How to Build Strength, Agility, and Cardiovascular Fitness Using Capoeira Movements

by Gerard Taylor
The popularity of capoeira continues to rise as more people discover how useful—and fun—it can be for increasing agility and flexibility, as well as strength and endurance. Capoeira Conditioning is an illustrated guide to whole-body training based on this increasingly…

 

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essential-capoeiraEssential Capoeira: The Guide to Mastering the Art

by Mestre Ponchianinho
Fun, different, and above all effective, capoeira is a unique dance-fight-fitness program enhancing strength, stamina, and flexibility training for the entire body. While there are many books on the subject, this one differs in being a succinct yet thorough discussion of…

 

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capoeira-roots-of-the-dance-fight-gameCapoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game

by Nestor Capoeira
Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very…

 

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the-little-capoeira-bookThe Little Capoeira Book, Revised Edition

by Nestor Capoeira
Nestor Capoeira, a long-time teacher of capoeira and noted mestre (master), begins this revised edition of his bestseller with an in-depth history of the Brazilian art, giving the most popular theories for the origins and purposes of this movement that combines the grace…

 

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capoeira-illustratedCapoeira Illustrated

by Dimitris Papadopoulos
Capoeira Illustrated is a complete guide to the art of Capoeira. Author, capoeira instructor and professional artist Dimitris Papadopoulos has created an in-depth study of the techniques and skills of Capoeira, illustrated by over 4000 individual sketches of…

 

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capoeira-and-candombleCapoeira and Candomblé: Conformity And Resistance In Brazil

by Floyd Merrell
Capoeira is a unique music-dance-sport-play activity created by African slaves in Brazil, and Candombl‚ is a hybrid religion combining Catholic and African beliefs and practices. The two are closely interconnected. Capoeira and Candombl‚ have for centuries…

 

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capoeira-beyond-brazilCapoeira Beyond Brazil

by Aniefre Essien
Until recently, Brazilians dominated the market on capoeira books, yet the form has spread across the globe over the last four decades. This expansion from the favellas (slums) to the world stage has introduced a host of new capoeira practitioners with varied…

 

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capoeira-explained-to-childrenTrês Moleques, Capoeira Explained to Children

by Ms Sylvia Magia Bouboutou
Três Moleques follows Luis, Ana and Daniel in their discovery of capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art, guided by Mestre Paulo. The origins, importance of music and reasons behind the use of apelidos are addressed, as well as some of capoeira positive…

 

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