Capoeira Fitness Tip of the Week

This feature is designed to give you functional training tools for your off days when you are not training capoeira. We will be looking at various exercises that we will have as resources for you to devise a strategy for your overall physical development as a capoeirista.

The goals are:

Overall Physical Health

Promoting Longevity

Improved Performance in your capoeira training and game

Our shoulder blades need to be stable on our back.  They make all of our upper body pushing and pulling stronger.

All you need is a wall, and you can incorporate this into your off day routine!

Enjoy!

Capoeira Wiki-Word of the Week: Salto (Update)

This feature is designed to spark your interest in researching the world of capoeira's vocabulary, history, and philosophy.

Our  Capoeira Wiki-Word series invites you to research the word of     the week  and post your definition(s) and translations. At the end of     each week,  the entries will be reviewed and then summarized into a     translation and a  definition of the Capoeira Wiki-Word of the week.

Submit your entries in the comments section below!

This week's Capoeira Wiki-Word is:

Salto

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Update

Salto literally translated to english means "jump" or "leap."  For those of you paying attention to your grammar, we are using this as a noun in this case.  A jump or a leap.

Which one is your favorite? 

Let's see it in the roda!

Capoeira Wiki-Word of the Week: Convivência

This feature is designed to spark your interest in researching the world of capoeira's vocabulary, history, and philosophy.

Our  Capoeira Wiki-Word series invites you to research the word of     the week  and post your definition(s) and translations. At the end of     each week,  the entries will be reviewed and then summarized into a     translation and a  definition of the Capoeira Wiki-Word of the week.

Submit your entries in the comments section below!

This week's Capoeira Wiki-Word is:

Convivência

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Capoeira Song of the Week: Pisa Caboclo

You submit the songs.  We show you the lyrics, translation, and give some phonetic spelling to help your pronunciation.

The format works like this:

The lyrics in Portuguese are in bold

The phonetic spelling for pronunciation is in italics with the STRESSED SYLLABLES IN ALL CAPITALS with syllables se-pa-ra-ted by dash-es

The English translation is in regular text.

 

Pisa Caboclo

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

 

Pisa lá que eu piso cá

PEEH-zah lah keeh eh/ooh PEEH-zooh kah

Step there so that I step here

Quero ver você pisar

KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

I want to see you step

 

(coro/chorus)

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

 

Na batido do meu gunga

Nah bah-TEEH-dah dooh meh/ooh GOOHNH-gah

On the beat of my gunga

Quero ver você pisar

KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

I want to see you step

 

(coro/chorus)

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

 

Pisa lá que eu piso cá

PEEH-zah lah keeh eh/ooh PEEH-zooh kah

Step there so that I step here

Quero ver você pisar

KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

I want to see you step

 

(coro/chorus)

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

 

Na batido do meu gunga

Nah bah-TEEH-dah dooh meh/ooh GOOHNH-gah

On the beat of my gunga

Quero ver você pisar

KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

I want to see you step

 

(coro/chorus)

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

Capoeira Wiki-Word of the Week: Garra

This feature is designed to spark your interest in researching the world of capoeira's vocabulary, history, and philosophy.

Our  Capoeira Wiki-Word series invites you to research the word of     the week  and post your definition(s) and translations. At the end of     each week,  the entries will be reviewed and then summarized into a     translation and a  definition of the Capoeira Wiki-Word of the week.

Submit your entries in the comments section below!

This week's Capoeira Wiki-Word is:

Garra

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