Capoeira: Liberdade

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Capoeira defined as Liberdade or "Freedom". First presented to World Youth Day volunteers who will be visiting Brazil in 2013.

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Capoeira: Liberdade

  1. 1. WHAT IS CAPOEIRA?Pena / Vida Sioson
  2. 2. Most people know Capoeira from Tekken’s EddyGordo and Christie Monteiro.
  3. 3. One word to define Capoeira: LIBERDADE- Portuguese term for “Freedom”.
  4. 4. WHY LIBERDADE? A bit of Capoeira HistoryThere are many theories as to how Capoeiraoriginated, and we cannot really say which is the“right” one due to lack of documentation.
  5. 5. WHY LIBERDADE? A bit of Capoeira HistoryMy version of its history: Capoeira originated incolonial Brazil in the 16th Century, in the midst of theAfrican slaves’ fight for FREEDOM from theirPortuguese captors.
  6. 6. WHY LIBERDADE? A bit of Capoeira HistoryThe slaves used MUSIC and SONG to disguise theirpreparations to fight against their Portuguese captors.This is why it looks like a dance!
  7. 7. WHY LIBERDADE? A bit of Capoeira HistoryThey say Capoeira literally means “TALL GRASS”. It issaid that this is where they practice and train.
  8. 8. CAPOEIRA TODAY Fast Forward to 2012Since then, Capoeira has evolved into many differentforms and is practiced widely all throughout theworld. (Ex. Regional, Angola)
  9. 9. CAPOEIRA TODAY Fast Forward to 2012In the Philippines, there are about 3 schools – one ofwhich is SINHA BAHIA DE CAPOEIRA, under MestreTorpedo.
  10. 10. CAPOEIRA DEMO
  11. 11. DEFINING CAPOEIRA“Capoeira is not just a SPORT, it is an ART FORM, aCULTURE and an EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY.”
  12. 12. DEFINING CAPOEIRACapoeira enriches you, not only PHYSICALLY, but alsoMENTALLY, and EMOTIONALLY.
  13. 13. WHY LIBERDADE? Our StoryBefore I started Capoeira, who would have thoughtthat I could ever be able to do all these seeminglyCRAZY THINGS?
  14. 14. WHY LIBERDADE? Our StoryCapoeira is a constant reminder that FEAR ANDLIMITATIONS ARE BUT ALL IN THE MIND, and thatthings can be done if you actually do them.
  15. 15. WHY LIBERDADE? Our StoryI learn slow, but I do things until I can do things.
  16. 16. WHY LIBERDADE?CAPOEIRA is…FREEDOM of expression and of movement;It is FREEDOM to transcend one’s abilities;It is FREEDOM from the limitations that we usuallyset ourselves.
  17. 17. OBRIGADO! @vidasioson | vidasioson.com

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