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


Capoeira Wiki-Word of the Week: Subúrbio (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.

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 Subúrbio literally translates to "suburb" in English.

As you can see from the pictures above, our ready definition of the "'burbs" doesn't quite match up with its Brazilian counterpart. 

Subúrbio when used to describe a Brazilian neighborhood is generally referring to a poorer part of town.  It's an interesting paradox in terms of our reference vs. the Brazilian one... 

In the US it's tipical that the rich live high on the hill, and the commoners down below.  In a city like Rio de Janeiro, it is the exact opposite.   

In the US, the affluent escape to the suburbs, but the poor are overwhelmingly who live in the subúrbio in Brazil. 

There is a great deal of beautiful people and their cultural manifestations to be experienced in the Brazilian subúrbio.  Capoeira can be your ticket to that experience, but you will want to have a friend(s) in the right place(s).



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 excercises, tools, and resources that we will have as resources for you to devise a strategy for your overall physical development as a capoeirista.

The goals will be:

Overall Physical Health

Promoting Longevity

Improved Performance in your capoeira training and game

This week we look at how to safely open a Thai young coconut.