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Only The Strongest

Oct 17, 2019

#60.  Our totally comprehensive, helpful, and professional guide to getting started in capoeira.  Sumos, mean girls, and cleansing rituals to getcha going.


Oct 10, 2019

#59. Ready?  You're walking down the street on the way to the studio when a homeless man with a homeless dog asks if you can spare anything and all you have are the clothes on your back and your favorite berimbau.  What do you do?  Give him your shirt and take class topless?  Play him some classic capoeira tunes about...


Oct 3, 2019

#58.  We squeeze a lifetime's worth of motor skill development into a single episode.  The stages of learning a movement, some wisdom from Mestre Acordeon, and how to sidestep an existential crisis.

Easy viewing for the psychomotor pyramid here.

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Sep 26, 2019

#57.  A two-part episode where we confuse ourselves and then disagree about the takedown tesouro de joelho.  Then, in part 2, a discussion on the ethics of excluding casual capoeiristas.  Should you be treated differently just because you don't eat, sleep, and breathe capoeira?   Is it wrong to make an injured or...


Sep 19, 2019

#56.  Four (or five or six) ideas or notions that we used to believe and no longer do.  Varal dismisses teachers, Suc√£o embraces violence, Bonzinho argues that capoeira belongs in Tekken after all, and Azul wakes up to others' blindness.