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Only The Strongest

Aug 29, 2019

#53.  We get off to a bad start trying to figure out how to help Brazil fight the fires in the Amazon, realize that the answer is banda and cabe├žada, and go home happy.

Learn how to help: https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/brazil-amazon-fire

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Aug 22, 2019

#52.  Monitor Sombra joins us for a talk about being a lone ranger.  We discuss community support, sponsorship, democratic cord advancements, naked capoeira, and whether he's more likely to be blacklisted for leaving a group or being on this podcast. 


Aug 15, 2019

#51.  After Varal complains about his bear crawls, Bonzinho fills us in on a workshop he took from Prof. Simba.  Half of it closed his eyes, and the other half blew his mind.  Why train sequences when you can attack your partner with spoken word poetry?


Aug 8, 2019

#50. OTS is a one-year-old colicky infant and we celebrate with a pop quiz.  How much do we all know about Mestre Bimba and Capoeira Regional?  Based on the book Bimba - Um Seculo da Capoeira Regional by Mestre Nenel.  You can find it


Aug 1, 2019

#49.  We're coming atcha live(ish) for this one.   While attending a batizado over the weekend, the four of us got to wondering: why do you always play so badly when it's your turn to get a cord?  We discuss top-down, bottom-up, sideways-backwards, and inside-out solutions.