Capoeira 100

Capoeira 100

An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Movements and Techniques

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
Capoeira 100 is an illustrated guide to 100 essential techniques used in the art of capoeira. Each movement is accompanied by a series of color photographs that show how it is done, as well as helpful pointers and tips on how to apply the technique in the game of capoeira. The book is divided into sections for beginner, intermediate and advanced movements. Ground-work, kicks, escapes, "floreios," flying kicks, and acrobatic movements are all covered.Capoeira 100 is unique among English-language capoeira books in that it is illustrated by full-color photographs, and it focuses 100% on technique. Sequences of movements, drills, games, and conditioning exercises give the reader a chance to practice capoeira workouts at least a hundred times without ever repeating the same routine twice.These exercises can be done alone, and many can be done with a partner to create the real conditions of the game. Rather than being theoretical, all the information and instruction in this book are geared toward functional use, so that students can train at their optimal pace. Specificity of movements and exercises are structured to help readers achieve steady improvement of capoeira skills. Additionally, the author provides encouragement and no-nonsense advice, based on his 10+ years experience as a capoeira instructor and nearly 20 years as a player.Readers not affiliated with a capoeira club will find information about the capoeira game, and advice on etiquette and strategies of play. The glossary of 100 terms helps new players understand Portuguese descriptions used in Brazil. A question-and-answer section at the end of the book addresses some of the most frequently asked enquiries about this fascinating sport.This is an indispensable manual for those who have been searching for a concise "how-to" guide to capoeira techniques, and who are already connected with a capoeira group or teacher. It will be of interest as well to freestyle martial artists, dancers, actors, and others who increasingly look to capoeira for its inspiring and exciting techniques.

Baker & Taylor
Designed for all ages and levels of experience, a step-by-step illustrated guide to capoeira, a whole-body martial arts training program that can be done anywhere in as little as fifteen minutes per day, introduces one hundred key capoeira techniques, conditioning exercises, and drills that can be performed alone or with a partner. By the author of Capoeira Conditioning. Original.

Publisher Group West
Divided into sections for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students, Capoeira 100 focuses completely on technique. Easy-to-follow instructions and color photographs guide the reader through all the most popular defensive movements, ground work, flying kicks, escapes, floreios, and acrobatics of capoeira, with pointers and hints on their application in the game. Sequences of drills, games, and conditioning exercises give readers the opportunity to practice capoeira workouts at least a hundred times without ever repeating the same routine twice. These exercises can all be performed alone, and many can be done with a partner to simulate the real conditions of the game. Rather than focusing on theory, all the information and instruction in this book is geared toward functional use, allowing students to train at their optimal pace. Specificity of movements and exercises are structured to help students achieve steady improvement of capoeira skills. Additionally, the author provides advice on etiquette and strategies of play based on his extensive experience with this challenging martial art. A glossary of 100 capoeira terms and a Q&A section of common questions complete this manual.


Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Blue Snake Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781583941768
Branch Call Number: 793.31981 TAY
Characteristics: 302 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Capoeira one hundred

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at BPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top