July 10, 2020

As many parts of the world relax regulations around Covid19, how should we train Capoeira?

Firstly, let’s look at the key risks, as surmised by the WHO, surrounding the transmission of the Coronavirus.

Key Risk Factors

  • Proximity

  • Duration of contact

  • Confined...

June 20, 2020

Though Capoeira has spent the past couple of decades expanding its reach around the world, in many aspects its pedagogy has remained consistent in recent decades. As new cultures embrace the art, it’s difficult to see this remaining to be the case. With so many movemen...

June 20, 2020

Hopefully the previous section gave a solid understanding of some of the key ideas behind Skill Acquisition, and how we can view modern Capoeira training methods through this lens. It is clear however that the skill level of elite Capoeiristas today is phenomenal compa...

June 20, 2020

In this section I’ll take a look at skill development within Capoeira. Obviously the research in this area is vast, and ever growing, but I’ll look at a couple of the key names in motor learning field, and then some thoughts on applying the ideas introduced

For me this...

June 6, 2020

The Performance Pyramid

In this section I’d like to introduce the idea of the Performance Pyramid by the US Physical Therapist, Grey Cook. This model is activity agnostic, but gives a structure that any teacher can use to assess students, and plan their training appropr...

June 6, 2020

Though my own Capoeira journey began in a local English park in 1999, I instantly knew that I wanted to travel and learn the art in Brazil. As mentioned, there was very little Capoeira outside of Brazil at this time, and as I began to love the training, being able to d...

June 6, 2020

Capoeira has had a turbulent history. From its beginnings in slavery, to outlawed activity and its contemporary form, played all over the world, the art has grown and developed in ways no one could predict. This seriesis to reflect a little on how Capoeira is being tau...

January 28, 2019

So last week one of our students spoke to me after class and spoke the phrase that I have heard time and time again (including from myself) in Capoeira….’I can do it in the training but not the game’. It’s something we all experience. We practice a move, a dodge or a c...

January 4, 2019

As 2019 is beginning, I thought I would write a quick reflective post on 2018, along with a few thoughts and hopes for the new year.

2018 was a special year, as it was really year dot for our group. It was the year that we went from myself, Cascao and Maxine training to...

February 4, 2018

At Capoeira Bromley we are keen to teach using methods taken from the leading research in Skill Acquisition. This has led us to using a ‘Constraints Led Approach’ (CLA) wherever possible. What does this mean?

In short using a CLA means instead of instructing athlet...

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