Capoeira 100 An Illustrated Guide by Gerard Taylor

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  • Capoeira 100 is a step-by-step guide to 100 techniques and 100 exercises for training in the art of capoeira.


Binding Paperback
Publisher Blue Snake Books
Country of Origin USA
Number of Pages 302
Pubilcation Date 2006
Condition New

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  • Capoeira Book
  • by Gerard Taylor
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Capoeira 100 Description

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.


'On the Back' of Capoeira 100

Capoeira 100 is a step-by-step guide to 100 techniques and 100 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 100 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 100 times without ever repeating the same exercise twice. Each drill has been tried and tested in capoeira classes by experienced capoeira 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.

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


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