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I Encontro Internacional da A.C.A.P.O.E.I.R.A

Posted in Photos, Updates! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2009 by testcapo

Immediately after our batizado,  Mestre Preguiça, Mestre Di Mola, Prof. Indio and Prof. Baiano jumped on the plane to go to Vitoria, Brazil to Mestre Capixaba’s (A.C.A.P.O.E.I.R.A) international encounter. Tons of capoeiristas made it out to this event to not only play capoeira with some of the top mestres and professors but also to celebrate Mestre Preguiça’s 50 years of capoeira. This year Mestre Capixaba made the celebration of his 50 years a centerpiece of the event. Congratulations Mestre!

Thanks to Prof. Indio we have pics and video footage of the event. You can check out his website at http://guanabara.ca/ for more information on his school in Canada. Thanks Prof. Indio!

What a Week!!

Posted in Photos, Updates! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2009 by testcapo

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We just had 4 full days of incredible workshops and batizado. What a week! Mestre Di Mola, Prof. Baiano and Prof. Indio came in for the event and added amazing energy to the event. Prof. Baiano conducted incredible music classes, we had an open roda on 24th and Mission and played a ton of capoeira!

But they weren’t the only ones to come visit us in SF! We had students from every single one of our chapters in the US and Canada join us. Chicago, NYC, LA, Seattle, Madison, Amherst, Minnesota, Winnipeg, and even Sweden. It was such a great event. But let the pics tell the story….

Here are photos from the batizado.

The (soon to be) annual RODATHON!

Posted in Photos, Updates! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2009 by testcapo

Yesterday we hosted our first annual RODATHON.  This open roda was a fundraiser for our batizado that is coming up in two weeks. The roda was held at Dolores Park in San Francisco on an unusually sunny day.  What can I say? It was a huge success! We had an amazing number of capoeirstas that came from all over the Bay Area to support. The energy was solid, music on point and, yes, we raised a lot of money!  Berimbaus were given out to the capoeiristas that raised the most money. In the beginning we were only going to give out one to the top student but we had three students that did such an amazing job that we had to give out 3 berimbaus!

Congratulations to our top fundraisers!

First Place: Rebecca Calisi  Second Place: Todor Tzolov  Third Place: Laurette Garcia

A big thanks to everyone in coming together in this fundraising effort. This is proof that grassroots fundraising is as strong as ever!

If you are interested in participating or watching Omulu Capoeira Guanabara’s batizado go to http://www.omulu.org for more info.

More Carnaval Pics…..

Posted in Photos, Updates! with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2009 by testcapo

I thought I would post up the other SF Carnaval pics. Here you go!

Carnaval 2009!!!

Posted in Photos, Updates! with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2009 by testcapo

San Francisco Carnaval is now over and also a huge success. This years theme was FOGOsynthesis and Fogo Na Roupa and Omulu Capoeira Guanabara respresented! Here are some pics from the parade….

The Aceituno Arts Crew

The Aceituno Arts Crew

Some of the Aceituno Arts Girls....

Some of the Aceituno Arts Girls....

Palhaço Sportin' the Afro

Palhaço Sportin' the Afro

Jose and Metzi

Jose and Metzi

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Posted in Photos, Updates! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2009 by testcapo

That’s right. We just finished up a great weekend of workshops with Prof. Indio. The training was solid and I hope that everyone was able to take a little something from his classes. I felt that the major themes of this workshop were twofold; 1) Staying grounded in all of your movements 2) relax and flow. For those of you in our class that were unable to make workshops not to worry. We will focus on these themes in the weeks to come.

Monday starts up our regular training schedule and I hope that everyone is there.

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Laurette, Sapo, Amos and Angela

Laurette, Sapo, Amos and Angela

Best pic of Sabeginha EVER!

Best pic of Sabedinha EVER!

Prof. Indio on Berimbau

Prof. Indio on Berimbau

Palhaço, Prof. Indio, Mestre Preguiça and Andorinha

Palhaço, Prof. Indio, Mestre Preguiça and Andorinha

Aceituno Arts represent!

Aceituno Arts represent!

Aceituno arts REPRESENT!!

Aceituno arts REPRESENT!!

Batizado 2008! (The party is now over…..)

Posted in Capoeira nuggets, Photos, Updates! with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by testcapo

Congratulations to everybody that got baptized into the group and those who got promoted to the next cord!!!

Palhaço and I both feel that this past week turned out to be really great training and an excellent experience for everyone who participated. The energy was good and everybody represented themselves wonderfully. We are really proud. Below are all of the pics with our class and those who got cords.

Corey and I were talking after the batizado and he said something that was really right on. He said that now he is no longer a white cord, he can no longer skate by. This is the truth for everyone. Now is the time to train harder than you ever had. This is the time where you try to make it to all classes and push the boundaries of your own expectations. If you are a yellow cord you want to already focus on singing in the roda, playing bermimbau, expanding your floreo vocabulary and vision. You want to begin to have presence in the roda. Right now is the time for you to set goals for things you want to accomplish for the next coming year. Your ultimate goal is to have others look at your cord shockingly and say, “that person is a (fill in the cord)?!?”

Now is the time to TRAIN!

For this upcomign year Palhaço and I have also set personal goals and class goals. One of these goals is to expose our students to as much capoeira as possible. We we plan outings to other rodas, collaborate with other instructors in the group and hold workshops with special guests that will highlight different aspects of capoeira.

This is going to be a good year.