In the Capoeira Connection Podcast EP 5, we sit down to talk with Colin Van Ert a.k.a – Graduado “Gafanhoto” of Capoeira Nago, owner of Grasshopper Fitness and Nutrition Coaching in Austin, TX.
Gafanhoto is a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, and strength and conditioning coach. Today we discuss the importance of Strength and Conditioning for the everyday Capoeirista. We hope you enjoy!
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By admin — 6 months ago
“In order for people to have a deeper understanding of the lyrics to this song, I have come here to offer a translation of the lyrics myself…”
– Contra Mestre Monkey
Minha Varanda – Refers to my home, the place I want to conquer, working with Capoeira.
Meu Chapeu de Palha – Relates to chilling times after this conquest, I wish to have myself, my home.
Minha Massape – Means the mud, hard to cross through, that I shall not forget, the hard times
By admin — 2 years ago
In this episode we sit down to talk with special guest, long time friend and fellow Capoeirista, Estagiario Caju from Grupo Candeias to discuss his personal journey in Capoeira, having trained both in Brazil and the United States under both Brazilian and American Mestres, Contra Mestres, Professors and Instructors. We also discuss what it takes to branch out and start your own Capoeira school, and the surprises and challenges that come with that step; Apelidos (nicknames) and their importance, as well as Caju’s Non-Profit Project in Kenya Africa. Thank you again for tuning in!
By admin — 2 months ago
“I really hope to meet at least part of the interests of the reader! I do make a point to stress that I am not and do not want to be the holder of the truth. I simply come to share a little of what I conceived from the practical and theoretical lessons that I experienced with my father. I am open to any criticism whatsoever, since they are also part of my growth and maturation in this trajectory of rescue, preservation and perpetuation of my father’s legacy. One thing I hear a lot is that my father created Regional so that it could be developed, and that’s true! But what I barley see is peaple doing it with awareness of the principles that were fundamental to my father. In this book, I want to pinpoint these fundamental issues that should govern every and any proposal based on the philosophy of Capoeira Regional.”-Mestre Nenel