How to make the Reco-Reco Capoeira Musical Instrument

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

Is Capoeira the Best Martial Art for Self-Defense?

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?