Mista Skee

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Capoeira

Now this brings back fond memories :-)

I grew up watching matial arts films, this lead me to study various forms of both armed and un armed combat, weapons included. 11yrs of TKD and kempo,teaching for about five yrs.  I couldn't help but stop and click :-)

Capoeira, or fancy break dancing as I like to call it, to me is a great cardiovascular workout. But to me thats where it ends. It is a system of fighting full of flaws geared sadly as most other fighting systems, only effective against a fellow practitioner doing the same art. Anyway enjoy the pictures. Skee's back tomorrow.

Capoeira

Now this brings back fond memories :-)

I grew up watching matial arts films, this lead me to study various forms of both armed and un armed combat, weapons included. 11yrs of TKD and kempo,teaching for about five yrs.  I couldn't help but stop and click :-)

Capoeira, or fancy break dancing as I like to call it, to me is a great cardiovascular workout. But to me thats where it ends. It is a system of fighting full of flaws geared sadly as most other fighting systems, only effective against a fellow practitioner doing the same art. Anyway enjoy the pictures. Skee's back tomorrow.

comments (18)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 15 Aug 2006, 00:26
Sweet sweet shots, Loving the mobile phone series.

Suby
Mr Skee: Thanks, I had to put the mobile phone away for these shots and use a camera instead, too much movement, thats one majorcontraint with camera phones at the moment...Slow shutter speed :-(
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Aug 2006, 01:01
I don't think you gave capoeira a fare introduction... it was a fighting or defense mechanism that was used during slavery for the defenceless to learn to defend themselves...... o.k anyway besutiful picture...heehee..lol. no i meant excellent shot
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Aug 2006, 01:02
sorry meant fair introduction...
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Aug 2006, 01:27
Yeni, I thought that it evolved so that the task masters did not realise that it was martial arts they were practicing and not simple dance moves? In anycase good capture
hey skee,

these are some really sweet motion shots. i love the crisp and clear nature of the shots. nice.
  • The enforcer
  • the wormhole
  • 15 Aug 2006, 08:46
your mobile phone shots are very good, U have nice action shots here. Skee, are you still trying to find me, U can't see me hahahahahahaha. Get a pimp SLAP for your troubles. Have a nice day.
Nice stuff...I hope you are dishing posters out with these.
I like this phone serie, In fact it's first time I heard about "Capoeira" and this seems very interresting.
Have a nice day !
  • blacktinkerbell
  • Nigeria
  • 15 Aug 2006, 10:23
Mista Skee, I think your phone series is absolutely fantastic. I can't believe you did all that with a camera phone. When I saw today's picture, I was ready to flip, throw my phone away and give up on technology forever. Then, I saw that you used a camera for this one. Phew! Thank you very much for your pictures, I will definitely be coming back this way everyday.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Aug 2006, 10:59
attah, you are right...it was a dynamic art form developed in south america...(brazil)to suit many purposes.
Very sharp pictures skee, welldone
What clear pictures. Well captured, Mr. Skee.
  • adebanji
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • 15 Aug 2006, 22:11
The brazilian art called capoeira.Wasnt it used in Ocean's 13 by vincent cassel to rob a museum?
  • micki
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2006, 22:53
A fine series of images!
  • minhoca
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Aug 2006, 04:12
man you're ignorant to the efficiency of the Art of Balance
there are capoeirista taught only capoeira, practicing Capoeira who defeat other world class martial artists in mixed martial arts competitions, capoeira Is used every day to defend ppl in real life situations. Agreeably the vast majority of ppl, including many capoeira schools, train it as a dance. But open your mind and your eyes, because You have not yet seen an efficient capoeirista fighting in the street or in an 'open' competetion... that does not mean the efficiency against any other form is not there.
OK, Let's get this straight, while there are many systems of combat, human beings unless the one's you know "mr Minhoca", have 2 sets of limbs, i.e hands , legs, etc. Which means they ultimately can only fight in the same way. My dear friend, I am not a novice when it comes to fighting with or without weapons, my career spans over 10yrs of dedicated training and not play fighting. So I believe strongly and as in most things I do I talk from the authority of "been there, done that!"

Please don't just talk emptiness back up your points with facts or simply keep quiet!

Most martial art are flawed when it comes down to self defence, as they spend way too much time training how to defend against attacks that come from other martial artists who are trained to fight in a certain manner. Pls do your home work properly.
  • curious
  • Brazil
  • 23 Sep 2006, 03:09
Hey, I chanced accross your blog looking for capoeira stuff...
interesting comments here, I disagree with the guy that there is no martial arts here...
however, in looking into a few rodas, you can see that some of the moves of even apparent vulnerability may be exploited by a direct approach or a skilled grappling martial art
I also understand that in a roda, the movements are deliberately slow and the participants are not really trying to hurt each other...
it also seems that if they acted with speed it would be difficult to get them, sort of like tai chi chuan, practiced slowly -but ultimately one of the deadliest martial arts (if taught as such)
My question is the following, do you have footage, descriptions or even names of Capoeira fighters that have actually show or explain the martial aspects of it in motion?
Thank you very much...
  • Yinca
  • Us oF a
  • 18 Oct 2006, 15:53
wow i just have to comment on this.. maybe cecause i have a special interest in capoeira. Remi has to see this. nice shot

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