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Pentax K-1 & Priolite – Capoeira — TRAVEL 67 : Chris Willson Photography

It’s rainy season in Okinawa, but yesterday morning we had a dry spell long enough to capture Ben and Antonio practicing capoeira at Araha Beach. Gear: Pentax K-1, 28-105mm lens, Priolite M-Pack 1000 HotSync strobe Using the Priolite HotSync system meant I was freezing the action with the shutter speed rather than the flash duration. […]

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Capoeira Roda de Rua

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On May 1st (labor day in Venezuela) my Capoeira group organized a Roda de Rua — basically a street demonstration of all the fighting, dancing and music that comes with Capoeira. We set up on a pedestrian street called Sabana Grande, near Plaza Venezuela. Now, I’ve always enjoyed watching street performances, from magicians to musicians, but this was the first time I was part of one; it was pretty fino cambur.

Since I’ve been making videos recently with the Cameo app, I decided to do one for the Roda de Rua as well. Enjoy!

CAPOEIRA | RODA DE RUA from Michael Stein-Ross on Vimeo.

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Cordao De Ouro

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A feature on the melodic martial art

Capoeira is a martial art with a difference; it uses combat, music and dance to express Afro Brazilian history.

Capoeira Instructor Fiaz Jaca Cdo explained: “Capoeira originated in Brazil among African slaves. The slaves were banned from practicing martial arts, so they disguised it as dance. Today Capoeira incorporates this influence in its beats and languages.”

Dance is now vital in Capoeira culture. While some classes focus on ‘play’ similar to sparring Instructor Jaca’s Cordao De Ouro class also uses musical movement play to improve stretch and coordination. It was this aspect that first brought him to practice.

He said: “My ex-wife is a dancer and she was trying to loosen me up, both physically and mentally, so she brought me to a Capoeira class. At the time I could barely touch my toes and wasn’t sure if it was for me, but the…

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