Making an arame for your berimbau doesn’t have to be hard. Practice is key and with the right technique you can prepare one in under 15 minutes. I made a tutorial video showing how I make an arame with little effort.
After teaching a kids’ class for five months, I am taking the time to reflect on what I’ve learned in the process. I’ve always taught adults only, so it has been a real challenge.
… and I am talking to you, teachers! At the start of each new capoeira season (that’s September for us, after the summer break), my co-trainer and I have a meeting where we discuss our plans for the upcoming season. Topics are: when are we starting, do we need policy changes, are we going to… Continue reading There’s always something to improve
The sound quality of your berimbau depends heavily on the quality of the materials and the way you arm the berimbau. I wrote down some tips which will help you get a better sound out of your berimbau.
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.
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.