Friday, April 10, 2009


To illustrate my fascination with beat, rhyme and movement, I have posted this video of Capoeira fighters. For those of you unfamiliar with the art, it's a form of "fight dancing" from Brazil, generally set to percussive music. The fighters do not try to hit one another, rather it appears that they simply play off of one another's movements as dancers would.


  1. that looks like so much fun :) Would you happen to know how young those participants start training? :)

  2. There are definitely schools all over the world. I guess, just find one, train, and see if you have the endurance for it. :)

  3. I just realized that, when I commented back, I didn't even come close to answering your question. I actually have no idea how young some of the fighters start. I'm assuming that it varies, but that a lot of them start pretty young.