Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Welcome Tea AY2013/14 Semester 1

Hi all!

It's nearing the end of the holidays, hope everyone has enjoyed theirs!

As the new semester starts, we will also kickstart training with our first activity of the academic year!!!

Yay are you all ready for 2 days of fun fun fun Capoeira? We will be introducing basic Capoeira moves, together with some Capoeira songs. By the end of the session, you will be ready to participate in your first ever roda!

That's all, and we hope to see many fresh new faces for this year!

Interested parties may sign up via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-yk9EqleI17YgVY2F1MxKdivebqYLFMiWnJAXqew7Ao/viewform


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Matriculation Fair AY 2013/14!

Hey guys!

Yay this is my first post! I'm hoping that there are some new people reading this post as well, since we've just completed our first day at Matric fair yesterday! If you are visiting this site due to matric fair, WELCOME!

And of course, thanks to our wonderful matric fair team for spreading the word yea?

Well, hope to see the sign ups at our welcome tea, and here's to more new recruits for the new AY

Our wonderful matric fair team!
Can you see the details of our welcome tea?


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Kick off the holidays with a BANG!

Oh yea! It was a long weekend over the Vesak Day holidays and some of us decided to head down to KL for some Capoeira immersion programme!

For a start we decided to drop by EBC on a Saturday at some ulu school which we almost got lost. Professor Pimbal as well as his students were welcoming and friendly. The intense 2-hour lesson that we had got some of us yearning for an ice cold beer halfway through! The roda at the end of the lesson was filled with axe and the berimbau was so well played it sounded like a musical piece.

Day 2, we visited CDO and we got to meet CM Braulio and CM Eurico (from Australia) who happened to be visiting KL too. Here, we experienced another capoeira style whereby floreios are use more extensively to beautify the game. Having visited Sunway Lagoon in the day before heading to CDO’s training, some of us were totally drained at the end of the day. Nevertheless, we still head off for some 12am dinner and 3am booze which resulted in a few of us concussing on the drinking table.

Overall, the experiences we had was an eye opening one as we get to know more people in the capoeira community, exchange training tips, and also experience the different training and jogo styles. The trip has definitely given me more motivation to train harder and better and some day, I would like to visit the schools across the causeway again!

PS: Special thanks to KY and Faizal for coordinating with the different schools and finding the locations!

some snapshots of the trip!

And a group picture of everyONE!

Take care and train hard!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

NUS Capoeira Berimbau Making Workshop

The first ever berimbau making workshop organized by NUS Capoeira. This is your chance to MAKE YOUR OWN berimbau!

I will not be able to provide a lot of details about the event now, but I will update you guys about it in a few days time. 
Fees : $15
Venue: NUS Sports Club Room
Date: 2 Feb 2013 (Sat)
Time: 12.30pm - 6.00pm

Refer to the following link for the 'anatomy' of the berimbau:

The following materials for making the berimbau will be provided:-
1. Verga
2. Arame
3. Baqueta
The dobrao is just a pebble, which we can pick up anywhere =)

The key component that we will not be able to provide is the cabaca. This is because we want you to have the liberty to choose what kind of berimbau you want to make for yourself - gunga, medio or viola. We should be able to get them pretty easily since Chinese New Year is coming. An average cabaca costs about $25-40. 

Also note that the verga that we will provide will not be a beriba wood (as they're not easily purchased and beriba-chopping is illegal in Brazil). We will be providing an oak verga. You may look at the oak verga which Toshi has graciously donated to the club (Thank you, Toshi).

For those who choose not to make a berimbau, please feel free to come down and hang out =) Though you're not making one, you can still learn how to make one. We will probably have dinner together after the event. Will be a good opportunity for everyone to know each other more!

Hope to see you guys there!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Welcome Tea Semester II 2012/13

Today marks the start of a new semester.. Hope you guys had fun in the first day of school ;)

For those who forgot, we'll officially resume our Capoeira training tomorrow (15 Jan 2013). Same time, same place. If its your first time joining us, details of the training sessions are in green under the 'Announcements'.

Next, regarding the Welcome Tea. This serves as an introductory session, specially catered to people who are new to Capoeira. Everyone is welcomed regardless of experience, age or gender =)
Look at is as a tour where we'll be sharing with you about the various aspects Capoeira.

Details of the Welcome Tea are as follows:
Date: 22nd January 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: SRC Dance Studio, Level 2

Date: 24th January 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: YIH Amphitheatre

There will be 2 sessions. Most of the activities/programs that we carry out on both days will be similar. However, feel free to come down for both ;) In order to stay true to the name of this event which we call 'Welcome Tea', snacks and drinks will be provided!
Of course, if you're new and wish to join us for training even before the Welcome Tea (ie. 15th and 17th Jan), please feel free to do so.

If possible, do come down in your sports attire as we will 'always be moving'.. literally =)

In case you can't find your way, follow the sound of the berimbau you may contact me @ 84444319 or Kelvin @ 96582995.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Greetings to 2013

Hi everyone,

Happy new year and welcome to the new semester.

Hope you guys had a fruitful semester and now we will be proceeding on.

So we will be resuming our official training once school starts on the week of 14th January onwards.

As usual we will be having our training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm.

We ended 2012 on a high with our yearly Batizado where mestre recognized our efforts and promoted us to the next level of belts.

Here are some highlights from the Batizado held in December 2012.

Batizado 2012!

With some of our NUS people

Mummiah getting his cordao

Rosa getting her next cordao


Me getting my cord from Mestre 

Our most senior student Bom Garoto getting his senior student Cordao

Our NUS Alumni Bryan / Morcegao getting his next level cordao

Congrats to Sanny / Cantor our instructor on getting his next Cordao! :)

With the current NUS and NUS Alumni Batizado participants :)

Getting our customary NUS picture with Mestre and our special guests for the Batizado

Here's to a upcoming fulfilling and fun 2013. 

Train hard, play hard and of course study hard.