Black Spirituality Religion : Capoeira Angola defense

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  1. Corvo

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    Capoeira Angola defense

    Though I don’t like that these videos were posed for every one to see, and learn from. The damage has been done, so you guys might as well learn some thing too. Capoeira is an African fighting art, created in Brazil during the time of slavery. It’s only one of many, That have survived. It is the tool that I use to empower young and old alike. We need to empower our minds, body and spirit as one. Please take the time to look for an African centered Capoeira group near you. It is vital to our survival.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zwqh7nemDk


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8dIHFxENRA&feature=related



    Enjoy!

    AXE!
     
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    I love the agility demonstrated in the art.
     
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    Raptor,
    Agility is strongly emphasized and trained into our movements and strategies. A, a moving target is harder to hit and B, one is already moving toward or away from one’s opponent, there for not having to loss time for inertia. It also applies toward one of it’s philosophies, in that to be agile one lends oneself toward adaptability and the unexpected. Capoeira has a long and rich history of survival as well as a deep African understanding of human nature and wisdom. I highly recommended it to any one who is interested in venturing out side of the western mindset. You’ll never be the same.

    AXE!
     
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    Brotha Corvo,
    Is Capoiera based on EXU?
     
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    Peace Corvo,

    I study Capoeira Angola under a cat named "Magia". We are affiliated with GROUPO BESOURO NEW ORLEANS. I have always felt capoeira is the "black mans tai-chi".
    Its a shame how capoeira has been infiltrated/taken over......many groups try to minimize capoeiras Afrikan roots and try to act like its all brazillian.

    http://www.casasamba.com/capoeira_page.htm

    Axe!
     
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    Si, El domina nuestra filosofia!
     
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    "Its a shame how capoeira has been infiltrated/taken over......many groups try to minimize Capoeira Afrikan roots and try to act like its all Brazilian".

    First, thank you for being involve in Capoeira Angola, Please stay with it.

    And yea it is a shame how many groups have taken the view of de-Africanizing Capoeira. As you know many arts have been co-opted by the white-man toward their agenda. Taking out the spirit and philosophy of an African manifestation is part of the point of controlling it’s expression.

    At lease there is a fight back. There are people like myself who still teach it’s African perspective and roots.


    Um Malungu, Corvo
     
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    That's great.. I always have been interested in Capoeira as a fighting style..
    I had never seen it practically applied (except in Virtual fighter..).. I had always
    leaned toward defensive styles like Aikido.. That's the track I have my boys
    on right now is Aikido then Judo.. but I'm going to turn them on to Capoeira
    also.. I think they may enjoy it especially my youngest.​
     
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    Both those forms compliment Capoeira Angola well!
     
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