Capoeira

Unknown Capoeira, Volume Two

A History of the Brazilian Martial Art

Written by Mestre Ricardo Cachorro
Price: $24.95
Blue Snake Books

Capoeira’s unique blend of martial art, dance, and thrilling sport has made it an increasingly popular activity worldwide. But its origins have been shrouded in mystery and its complex history not well understood. For volume two of his Unknown Capoeira series, Mestre Ricardo Cachorro has done extensive archival research to shed...

Unknown Capoeira

Secret Techniques of the Original Brazilian Martial Art

Written by Mestre Ricardo Cachorro
Price: $24.95
Blue Snake Books

Capoeira, a fascinating hybrid of martial art, game, and dance, has long captivated practitioners in all those areas of interest worldwide. Originating in Brazil, the form has been traced back to the 16th century, created and developed by slaves brought from Africa. Written by a legendary master, Unknown Capoeira examines the...

Capoeira Beyond Brazil

Written by Aniefre Essien
Price: $15.95
Blue Snake Books

Until recently, Brazilians dominated the market on capoeira books, yet the form has spread across the globe over the last four decades. This expansion from the favellas (slums) to the world stage has introduced a host of new capoeira practitioners with varied lineages, techniques, and traditions. In Capoeira Beyond Brazil, Aniefre...

Essential Capoeira

The Guide to Mastering the Art

Written by Mestre Ponchianinho
Price: $19.95
Blue Snake Books

Fun, different, and above all effective, capoeira is a unique dance-fight-fitness program enhancing strength, stamina, and flexibility training for the entire body. While there are many books on the subject, this one differs in being a succinct yet thorough discussion of the basics to engage even the nervous novice. In clear...

The Little Capoeira Book, Revised Edition

Written by Nestor Capoeira
Price: $18.95
Blue Snake Books

Nestor Capoeira, a long-time teacher of capoeira and noted mestre (master), begins this revised edition of his bestseller with an in-depth history of the Brazilian art, giving the most popular theories for the origins and purposes of this movement that combines the grace of dance with lethal self-defense techniques in a...

Capoeira

The Jogo de Angola from Luanda to Cyberspace, Volume Two

Written by Gerard Taylor
Price: $24.95
Blue Snake Books

Capoeira evolved as a Brazilian martial art developed initially by that country’s African slaves. Marked by deft, deceptive movements played on the ground or completely inverted, the form started gaining worldwide popularity in the early 20th century, when this second volume of Gerard Taylor’s wide-ranging history begins.

The book opens with...

Capoeira 100

An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Movements and Techniques

Written by Gerard Taylor, Photographed by Anders Kjaergaard and Sue Parkhill
Price: $27.95
Blue Snake Books

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...

A Street-Smart Song

Capoeira Philosophy and Inner Life

Written by Nestor Capoeira
Price: $19.95
Blue Snake Books

A Street-Smart Song delves into the boundless philosophical depths of capoeira, the fascinating synthesis of Brazilian dance and self-defense. Drawing from a wide range of sources—the streets of Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, the teachings of the old masters Pastinha, Bimba, and Leopoldina, and the brutal economic realities inflicted on the...

Capoeira Conditioning

How to Build Strength, Agility, and Cardiovascular Fitness Using Capoeira Movements

Written by Gerard Taylor, Photographed by Anders Kjaergaard
Price: $15.95
Blue Snake Books

The popularity of capoeira continues to rise as more people discover how useful—and fun—it can be for increasing agility and flexibility, as well as strength and endurance. Capoeira Conditioning is an illustrated guide to whole-body training based on this increasingly popular Brazilian martial art. Designed for all ages and all levels...

Capoeira

The Jogo de Angola from Luanda to Cyberspace

Written by Gerard Taylor
Price: $24.95
Blue Snake Books

The first in a two-volume series on capoeira, Volume One traces the origins of the popular martial art and dance form from the beginning of the slave trade in the Americas in the 1500s to the early years of the Brazilian Republic in the 20th century. Focusing on the people and...

Capoeira

Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game

Written by Nestor Capoeira
Price: $20.00
Blue Snake Books

Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has...

Capoeira: A Brazilian Art Form

History, Philosophy, and Practice

Written by Bira Almeida
Price: $16.95
Blue Snake Books

Capoeira weaves fighting, music, dance, prayer, and ritual into an urgent strategy by which people live, struggle, celebrate, and survive together. In this book Bira Almeida--or Mestre Acordeon as he is respectfully called in capoeira circles--documents his own tradition with both the panoramic eye of the historian and the passionate heart...