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  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781583941768
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $49.99

Capoeira 100

An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Movements and Techniques



An illustrated guide to 100 essential techniques and movements used in the Brazilian martial art of capoeira—with photographs and no-nonsense tips for practitioners of all skill levels

Capoeira 100 is a step-by-step guide to one hundred techniques and one hundred exercises for training in the art of capoeira. In Part One of the book, easy-to-follow instructions and photographs guide you through defensive movements, groundwork, flying kicks, escapes, floreios, and acrobatics of capoeira, with pointers and hints on their application in the game. Divided into beginning, intermediate, and advanced sections, there are suitable techniques for students of all levels.

Part Two provides one hundred exercises, games, and training drills to practice alone or with a partner. The exercises are designed to build timing, versatility, and conditioning, and are so varied you can train one hundred times without ever repeating the same exercise twice. Each drill has been tried and tested in capoeira classes by experienced instructors. Capoeira 100 concludes with a glossary of 100 Portuguese terms used by Brazilian capoeira players, and a Q&A section of common questions.

This unique training manual is ideal for capoeira students, freestyle martial artists, dancers, actors, fitness enthusiasts, and others who increasingly look to capoeira for its inspiring and diverse techniques.

  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781583941768
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $49.99

About the author

Gerard Taylor

A graduate of the London School of Capoeira, Gerard Taylor, co-founded the Oslo Capoeira Klubb in 1996. Since then he has taught classes and workshops to thousands of people of all ages and nationalities. He is the author of Capoeira: The Jogo de Angola from Luanda to Cyberspace and Capoeira Conditioning.

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