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.