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Only The Strongest

Jan 31, 2019

Varal declines to be any help whatsoever with the berimbau, but luckily the other three have plenty of tips, advice, and experience.

In Part 2 we talk about traveling to batizados.  Roll up your whites in your fanny pack, grab your sunga, forget about sleep, and get ready to go ham for the weekend.  

Jan 24, 2019

How do you give a good nickname? Plus we share our own origin stories, from the mundane to the steroid-filled.

In Part 2 Azul introduces us to the gray area - who wins? How do you play within the rules of engagement? Is is okay to be frustrated?  And what to do when a woman grabs your ponytail and knees you in the face...

Jan 18, 2019

How can you make your ponte better?  Sucão goes all deterministic and says you either got it or you don't, Azul loses it in one day, Varal uses magnets to help him through, and Bonzinho just loves to love it, man.

And Part 2 has us disagreeing about whether capoeira would be any better if there were a global...

Jan 11, 2019

In the spirit of looking forward in the new year, we take stock of capoeira's best and worst attributes.  Sucão says it may be going extinct, Varal stands up for capoeira's dignity, Bonzinho gets a bill passed in the Brazilian Congress granting him land rights in the Amazon, and Azul picks the best best thing ever.

Jan 3, 2019

Are there ways to get better at capoeira other than by training capoeira?  Probably not, but we take our best shot.  Our respective thoughts on supplemental training and ways to get less cushion and more pushin for your macaco (TM Bonzinho, 2018).

In Part 2 we "answer" a listener's question about how to follow your own...