Toques De Berimbau

Playing the berimbau in capoeira is all about knowing the right rhythms, which are also known as toques. Here you can find a comprehensive list of toques, along with common and less common variations (also known as repiques or viradas) and contra-toques.

General · Tips & Tricks

How to prepare a class

Teaching capoeira isn’t about showing of what you can. It is about preparation and making sure your students come in contact with all the necessary aspects of capoeira. Preparing a class takes time, even more for novice teachers. I’d like to share my method as a guide to help other teachers out there.


Capoeira podcasts & vlogs

Today I am sharing a list of podcasts and vlogs which are maintained by capoeiristas. There are some interesting streams out there, where both students and mestres share their thoughts and experiences. It’s a great way to stay connected with the community.


Song lyric and research: Galho Da Limeira

Today I would like to share a song that caught my attention earlier this week. It’s called Galho da Limeira (or Roseira) and it is mostly sung in Capoeira Angola, although you can use it in different styles as long as the tempo matches. I found 2 completely different versions of this song online and I like them both. Here are the different lyrics with some examples.

Tips & Tricks

Finding the lyric for a song: a few tips

We’ve all been there: you hear a cool capoeira song somewhere and you want to learn it yourself so you can sing it during the next class or roda. The only problem is, you don’t understand everything the singer is singing (because he mumbles, the audio quality is terrible, there is a lot of background noise, …). How do you go about getting the complete lyric for that song? It is a problem that I encounter quite often.