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 years ago
Welcome back to another great episode of the Capoeira Connection Podcast. In our 3rd episode, we sit down with long time friend, entrepreneur and Capoeirista, Contra Mestre Gringo of Capoeira Luanda in Houston, TX. We explore what it took to build a non profit organization based around the art and culture of Capoeira (The Brazilian Arts Foundation), as well as reflect on the path that lead CM. Gringo to his beginning of a wonderful life long pursuit of Capoeira, his connection and support from his Mestre (Mestre Jelon Vieira) and his goals for the future.
The Brazilian Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cultural education and building community through the preservation and sharing of Brazilian culture.
The organization was created in 2001 to preserve and promote Brazilian culture in the greater Houston metropolitan area. In 2006, the organization established a cultural center in order to further develop and expand its program and performance offerings. Located in the historic Houston Heights, the center provides a home in which the Foundation offers the majority of its classes and workshops, as well as hosts events and educational programs.
By admin — 4 years ago
Dr. Lauren Griffith, assistant professor at Texas Tech University and has been studying Capoeira since 2004. She is also an established researcher and author writing about such topics as non-Brazilians searching for their own legitimacy as tradition bearers of the art, in what she calls an “Apprenticeship Pilgrimage” where Capoeiristas journey to Brazil in order to study, learn and grow with Brazilian Masters of the art. Join us in this special episode where discuss the power of social change through the art of Capoeira.
By admin — 5 years 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