The purpose of this blog
In short, this blog is about capoeira. As I explained in my first post, I want this blog to be relatable, honest and useful for others. There are plenty of academic papers to be found online but few capoeiristas share their practical knowledge and experience. And that exactly is the purpose of this blog: to fill that gap and provide you with practical information. Therefore, the majority of posts will be about simple things: stuff that I learned during class or that I figured out myself, advice I received from other people, useful information I found online or in a book or things I had to learn the hard way. And sometimes there will be posts about more sensitive subjects like personal feelings, politics and ethics in capoeira. In those posts I aim to share my honest and personal opinion. Chances are not everybody will agree with what I write, and I hope that will open a door for conversation.
About the author
I am a male capoeirista nearing his thirties, living in Belgium. I gathered over 17 years of experience in the art and culture of capoeira. During those years I have learned Portuguese, traveled to more than 10 countries (including Brazil), done research, and met a lot of interesting people while visiting events. My roots are in Capoeira Contemporânea (which I still practice today) but I secretly love the modern Capoeira Angola that is played with a faster pace. I’ve also been teaching and running an academy with one of my best friends for several years.
If you would like to get to know me or have suggestions for this blog, leave a comment below or send a message and I’ll get back to you.
I am also available to teach or speak at events, feel free to reach out if you are interested.