The Reco-Reco is one of the 5 traditional afro-brazilian instruments that typically make up the full Capoeira Bateria, along with the Berimbau, Atabaque, Pandeiro and Agogô. Pronounced "Heko-heko", its name mimics the sound it makes - Reco-reco-rec-O! While on the one hand the instrument is very easy to play, it's not without it's challenges. The … Continue reading How to make the Reco-Reco Capoeira Musical Instrument
For someone new to Capoeira, the Roda can be quite a daunting and even confusing experience. Capoeira is not a sport, it doesn't have fixed rules or regulations. Capoeira doesn't come with an instruction book that will tell you exactly what you need to do. Capoeira is culture, it is folklore. Though there is no … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to the Capoeira Roda
Many people choose to take up martial arts for self-defense, to learn to protect themselves should they be threatened with violence or attacked. It is often said that Capoeira is not an effective martial art for self-defence. The reasons being: It is predominantly "non-contact" (everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face...)It … Continue reading Is Capoeira the Best Martial Art for Self-Defense?