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Gotta love the cheekiness & flow of the play... Angola with its hidden malandragem, u can still tell the difference when angoleiros are just out there to have good fun & a good game. GG! Nice vid!
hmm... lotsa questions came to my mind..Regarding the fast angola game.. isnt angola supposed to be slow? lol ok, pardon my lack of knowledge in capoeiraand the first video, at 1 point, the 2 mestres went for the 'walk around the world'. what i was told by u guys was that players in the roda do that when there's no music.. apparently, there was music at the time they started the walk... need some explanation here.lastly, in a lot of capoeira vids that i came across, the players shake hands and give each other a hug, before the next player comes in... any reason why this is not practised in our own roda?and ya, really nice play.. thanks Shiela for sharing :D
yo kywas passing by so thought i'd let u know. can't answer the first question as well as bryan poh might so be sure to ask him when u see him.anyway the 'walking thing'? ppl will sometimes do that when they're tired, or when they want to hit the reset button after the game starts to get out of hand. or it cld be some guy just got owned n they're re-setting it. tonnes of reasons. but normally small fry like us don't do it. higher level capoeirista thingn us not shaking hands n giving a hug is cos it facilitates training. i think alot of the vids u see have mestres or contra mestres or some powerful dude. alot of them r exhibitions n displays so its a form of respect. gotta show etiquette when its public or a big event. anyway its also to show recognition for a gd game also. u'll see some of us doing it after we compra out. once again we're small fry so don't really do it in e roda unless its some really AWESOME game that just finished. ok hope that helpsbrian
woots! Thanks Brian! really helped to clear my mind a lot. cool thing to note! reset button.
coolness =) the whole point of posting stuff like this is so that people ask questions n we all benefit, so thanks ky n brian! =D
Angola is a game of mock respect where players often dodge a kick with the intention of turning it into a counter-attack. The Angola game in itself serves as a method of teaching where Capoeira came from and what it might have looked like in its raw form. Angola movements are very fluid and are generally slower and lower to the ground than in other games; however, the underlying characteristic of all Angola movements is malícia—a slow starting Angola game often masks sudden attacks to come. It's usually and traditionally played in slow pace, but the pace can vary yet, the game remains the same.
about the "Volta Mundo".. it's not exactly a reset button. It's a strategic ritual/move in the game of capoeira itself. The ritual is call a "Chamada" (Calling). A "Chamada" is full of malice. The one being call on do not know what is the other going to do, so it's best to always be cautious.Acknowledging your opponent/adversary before and after game. This is just plain Etiquette. If you enjoyed the game and like to thank the other, why not give a little handshake or a hug? If you're not happy about the game, it is one's choice to not acknowledge the other.Sanny
cantooooooor!!!! =Dglad u dropped by! following ur 'developments' thru facebook hahaha..keep up the great job!
Wow! Sanny! lol. Thanks for sharing. I get everything except the Volta Mundo part. So, are you saying that when you do not know your opponent too much, or to be cautious, u do a Volta Mundo?
To be cautious always.. in roda and also in life.. ok ok cautious is too crude.. let's just say keep your guard up or be prepare always.. Even your best friend might have something up his sleeve.. not saying he/she will kill you. Just that he/she might surprise you at any given time ^^).. The Chamada is too rich to explain in a go or even a sentence. However, the main objective of a chamada is to call the opponent. How the chamada is used is up to the individual.. ^^)Sanny
there u go ky. haha can disregard what i've said. cantor's the guru on thisbrian
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