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fireboy
An angry young man with a passon for metal
Location: Wagga Wagga, N.S.W, Australia
Member Since: 23rd Dec 2000
Total posts: 252
Posted:Okay I saw it on SBS (other wise known as forin porn he he he)
I didn't get told by anyone i was fliking chanels and i saw the ad and i Watched Man it is crazy but so cool i want to learn but noone will go to a sh*thole named wagga. there are lessons in Melbourne, Brizzy, And sydney.
I couldn't afford to goto there and learn it I want someone to come to wagga nad teach me dammit.
so anyway there are acouple of sites that teach you moves.
oh well
fireboy
capoeira and poi would be a marrage made in heaven


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Slowly the art is branching out though. Have you seen the movie Only the Strong? It has some nice displays of Capoeira.
Maybe take a two week vacation and sign up for an intensive training program. At least it would be a start!
Good Luck!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


Sepa
member
Location: London
Member Since: 24th Apr 2002
Total posts: 184
Posted:One of the playstation games... tekken... has a fighter who does capoeira, cool stuff. Very scary that he looks like my brother-in-law AND has the same first name!


Jello
ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA
Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
Total posts: 646
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Sepa:
One of the playstation games... tekken... has a fighter who does capoeira, cool stuff. Very scary that he looks like my brother-in-law AND has the same first name!That guys rocks I always pick him. I went to the capoeira club at my college the begining of this year, but at the time I was the only newbie and it just didn't work. I have problems with one on one direct competition things, I prefer large team sports or solo things, and I didn't put the effort I needed to into it. But than I found poi so it all worked out. In the fall I'm going to try tae kwon do, cause I needed one more credit and it's only 2 times a week. I wanted to do the floor exercise/tumbling class but it's all filled.


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:capoera's really big down here, we got a cool teacher. From what ive seen it works better with staffs, but then I cant really do it... <sculks off to sulk>

heh!

N


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Kali
member
Location: Berlin, Germany
Member Since: 29th Apr 2002
Total posts: 577
Posted:I just heard about it down here a few weeks ago, but due to my impending departure, I didn't want to start anything too new. That and lack of time and funds also helped to interfere.
Pele, or anyone else that knows, how do you find out about those two week intensive training seminars you mentioned? When and where are they? Otherwise I'll have to hope its offered wherever I end up.


Beauty is the conscious sum of all our perversions.-Salvador DaliHope without action is hopeless.


clare
member
Location: Perf, australia
Member Since: 10th Nov 2001
Total posts: 82
Posted:i want to learn capoiera in theory, having seen it performed (that the right word?), and having friends who learn, but: i cant afford lessons, i would find it difficult to get to the lessons, i have learnt from past experience that despite my fascination with acrobatics, i am not cut out for flips and i doubt id have the motivation to put in enough time to be of a reasonable standard.
*sigh*
the high kicks look fun though.
maybe i should try cancan dancing instead



falloutboy
falloutboy

remember
Location: Melbourne, Australia, Earth, M...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 433
Posted:wooha, a capoeira game! go HERE or forever hold your peace.. hang on, where am i

- edit because i'm an idiot.

[ 06 May 2002, 17:08: Message edited by: falloutboy ]


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i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.


bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:I was gunna wait until i was real good at it but...
yeah I've been working on capoeira into my acrobatics. I frikken luv acrobatics, as i have a high sugar intake. capoeira includes alotta handstands, so i've been taking a gymastic course.
Capoeira involves a Roda (2 players - not fighters) and a circle of instrumentalists. Therefore, my capoeira is 'capoeira bastardo' as I have bastardised several moves - The cartweels (single + double stave) the Ginga (with doubles), the Aubatido (with single staff) and play by myself, as Tjoni once said 'youre too dangerous to twirl around Bill!' with different music. Capoeira is the BEST martial art, as it's very circular movements lends itself very well to staff twirling and the emphasis on twisty acrobatics accurately describe my acro, so I'm training hard, and my shoulders are really duffering for it. I will post videos of me vs. no-one as soon as i get my act together. I had an impromptu roda wif a capoerista at a rave in a saltmine last week, and the guy was so offended (i had double staves, lit and in capoeira, you're meant to make an effort to not actually make contact, I forgot to tell my foot) he walked off - I woulda apologised but I was too ... happy at raves and people and everything.

Eddie Gordo Wins!


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Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Capoeira, I'm hooked. It's what I've been searching for
I looked up lessons Sat morning, but I think I'll need some intensive training before I even front up for lessons.

Bender, I appreciate the acro and cross-training, but why don't you simply take some Capoeira lessons, at least there would be other players. Errrrrr, sorry about the tape. I'm sure the program will be on again, soon, I'm sure.


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh


Ajtag
Ajtag

The occasional one...
Location: nottingham
Member Since: 30th Mar 2001
Total posts: 445
Posted:hey i just met a guy in nottingham who does it and wants to learn poi, i do poi and want to learn... hey its a match made in heaven...

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A


Ajtag
Ajtag

The occasional one...
Location: nottingham
Member Since: 30th Mar 2001
Total posts: 445
Posted:hey i just met a guy in nottingham who does it and wants to learn poi, i do poi and want to learn... hey its a match made in heaven...

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A


Mineiro
member
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 262
Posted:yeeeesss.....!!!!!!!!!!!
capoeira its so cool, show me your great capoeira...(this is the general form to most capoeira songs...)
therre are loads of things you can do with capoeira and staff, much easier than with poi...the last couple of weeks i have been traaining both and advise anyone doing it to practice with horizontal spins....
for info in europe go to the capoeuropa website(spelling is dubious so have a search) or go to www.galeradacapoeira.co.uk (my group in edinburgh but with many links....
muito axe
Mineiro


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Organized Kaos
member
Location: Thornhill, Ontario Canada
Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 238
Posted:Heres my question...
is it possible to be too tall for capoieria cuz Im 6 foot two and have a great deal of trouble learning, doing flips and all of that...
are there any other tall capoiera people?

and is there a site I could goto to learn?


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:This site has international info on schools and such. I found one near me for only $20 per month with lessons offered 3 times per week, with the first 3 being free! My son and I are signing up.

Anyway, thought it would help!

http://www.capoeirista.com/index.html


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:I'll answer both questions in Yiddish..
..no wait.. i dunno anything in yiddish....

ok - the answer is...
muscle to body size ratio!

stone!
From the few lessons i've had, (not in a school i must say!) I've learnt that i need more muscle bulk (esp upper body - what's a bosyt image? ) to launch from akward angles!
Sos that's why my strangly feminine shoulders are aching all the time now- I'm intensively training gymnastix every wed, it's a more aggressive approach to creating the strength i needski! wow soo many great athletes in smelly leotards

hence,... organized kaos! it's less aboot your height, and more about how much muscle joo have to launch it! I myself am 185cm, and have been doing acrobatics ever since i discovered alcohol. Since I don't posess Super-Saiyan stength in my upper torso yet, I must train more n more to sustain my weight when handstanding... it's a weird kind of weightlifting - only it's with your bodyweight and not barbells.

like the body image motto goes:
love your body! eat cake - masturbate!


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shutterpoi
member
Location: Calgary Alberta CANADA
Member Since: 6th May 2002
Total posts: 12
Posted:I saw a capoeira group perform in the park last summer for the first time (in Calgary, Canada beleive it or not) and thought it was absolutely incredible. The fusion of poi and capoeira would be even more incredible. You'll have to forgive my excitment..this is not something I see here often (I've actually never seen the fusion of the two)!!


bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:The fusion of poi and capoeira would most likely lead to the fusion of said poi into my cranium
staff is more dependable cus u stop it by grip, whereas with poi you stop it wiht prayer.

meep!


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everything_zen
member
Location: hamilton, new zealand
Member Since: 7th May 2002
Total posts: 2
Posted:hey y'all,
capoeria is the maddest thing around. I did it for about a year here, and it's rad! the dude who did all the tekken moves came and gave us a workshop... damnit! Iv never seen anyone move like that. Anything you could do on the game, he could do... and here I was, only like one month old! te he he



Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Thank's Bender that was great
I suppose for people living in remote communities that means we get what we can off the net, and work on hand stands, push-ups and stuff. It's guuna take a while.


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh


SofaChrome9
member
Location: Deserted Shed
Member Since: 7th May 2002
Total posts: 14
Posted:Man, When someone starts getting really big into merging all these techniques together, the big boys (or girls) are going to have to keep on their toes to stay ahead of the game. Its going to be all about extreme style and ability (not that its not now). Just think about all the strang stuff to come. (think Highwire Poi with Capoeira). It may get really hard to stay near the top.

but then i'm not there yet


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:Ehhe from monday's Naked flame class, me can now perform a Capo 'Ginga'/double fig-8 into a Shaolin butterfly kick/corkscrew with double 1m staves. yay! then got cocky and landed on my pointy yet sore butt doing a slow fwd flip - me soo gotta build me!

Sofa Chrome please dun get me wrong (cripes the religious right do!) to 'stay ahead of the game' is ancillary to the goal of pushing myself - I soooo fuken loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove firetwirling and wouldn't care if i was crap. I love it more than how much i like saying the word 'ancillary'. It's just a hobby that I've hopelessly centred me life around - it just doesn't hurt that 99% of twirlers are real sweetpeas in real life too I dun intend to end up a maestre at Capoira - It's simply another source of ideas and outlet of energy. I fya met me in real life, you'd know about the energy, teehee.

In terms of the boundaries of Firetwirling, she's still a young beast, and there is like no encyclopedia on it yet (unless we push Charles+Pele!) so the lattitude we have to personalise and embellish is still immense - she hasn't yet fallen prey to mainstream, formulaic stagnation that other 'pursuits' had - e.g. the new and old volkswagons!

may firetwirling never becomes vanilla flavoured!

deliver me from swedish furniture!
(and yes i realise the irony that the bastardisation that i fear may befall firetwirling I am infact inflicting on my capoeira practice!)

oh dang it's 11pm zzzZZZZZZZZZZ long day manana


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dibs_star
member
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk
Member Since: 19th Mar 2002
Total posts: 603
Posted:Capoeira and Poi is possible, I've been putting stuff together for a while now. It's difficult because it's hard to flip or spin, spot turn upsidedown at the same time as trying to control the poi, because legs seem to go everywhere!! It's very amusing trying to figure it out and has provided hours of entertainment for everyone else, and hours of frustration for me. But one day it will happen!!

If anything, just learn Capoeira separately. It's beautiful.
AND NO YOU CAN NOT BE TOO TALL FOR CAPOEIRA. MY TUTOR IS 6'7". Sorry xxx


Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love aren't we already there? If there is someone willing to show, and there is someone willing to see; magic happens. This is whem humans are alive. This is when the wingless fly.


the man behind the curtain
member
Location: second star on the right and s...
Member Since: 10th May 2002
Total posts: 52
Posted:i play a little, and take classes on and off in san diego. but i hate that movie it is so cheasey and only has one good show of caporia in the whole thing and that is like 30 sec. i'm lucky to be where i am. alot of brazilians winter up here so we have several schools. if anybody lives in s.d. and wants to play let me know. also i'm trying to get a group of amatures together to play/practice for free.<not i do not intend to teach as i am an amature, but will share what i can>

may you travel far andlive in interesting times.unless you a bhuddist in which case i wish you nothing


bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:From this day onward, phoolzors who
attempt the bastardisation of capoeira+poi are now caPOIristas!

quote:Originally posted by dibs_star:
it's hard to flip or spin, spot turn upsidedown at the same time as trying to control the poi, because legs seem to go everywhere!! It's very amusing trying to figure it ... But one day it will happen!!To flip in caPOIeira, I generally have to do 2 things:

1. spin in a horizontal plane (eg. corkscrew, horizontal butterfly)
2. us a horizontal transition into the flip.
eg. overhead level horizontal butterfly to feet level when you do the actual fwd flip.

the idea behind keeping it horizontal is that I find it easier to control when the fire is level with the ground - it lends well to one of the biggest principles in acro: you often need your arms moving in the same direction of movement to carry over the inertia. The greatest piece of advice for caPOIeira tho, is that don't conform exactly to how a certain poi/capoeira trick is performed when you train on a particular caPOIeira trick, just make it smooth!

Eddie Gordo still wins!


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