Capoeira Girls

Two girls show off their Capoeira moves in Fitzgerald’s Park accompanied by music played on the berimbau and atabaque. The fighting is very exciting to watch as participants leap from the ground, and seem to defy gravity on occasion!

From the Wikipedia page on Capoeira:

Capoeira is a Brazilian fight-dance, game, and martial art created by enslaved Africans during the 19th Century Participants form a roda (circle) and take turns playing instruments, singing, and sparring in pairs in the centre of the circle.


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    Andrew Ferguson July 10, 2007

    One of my previous girlfriends was into Capoeira and it really is amazing to watch. Everything is so fluid and perfectly timed.

    I always wanted to take a proper set of lights to one of the lessons and capture some shots 🙂

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    Donncha O Caoimh July 10, 2007

    Candeias Dublin Capoeira – you’ll have to update the url of the image you blogged. I added my blog’s url to the image after you blogged it!

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    Flickr: Con Thom July 10, 2007

    so thats how you spell Capoeira, Ive never known and often wondered. 🙂 Good action in these photos!

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    Mel July 11, 2007

    That’s Gringa (Emily) and Kasha (spelling?)

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    Capoeira Girl July 12, 2007

    You were close Mel. Meialua – Kasia.

    Nice shots. Thanks Donncha. Any chance to get these photos?

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    Shane Mitchell July 12, 2007


    Thanks for the tip and the great photo, it is just a prototype site that I am putting together for my instructor in the Candeias Group, and your photo does such a good job of capturing the action of Capoeira that I had to use it.

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    Thom July 27, 2007

    I’m always intrigued by composite photos such as this (is that even the right term?), never quite sure how to pick the rights shots for it. But this is an excellent example of complementary photos. They really work together well.

    Glad I found your photo site again, I must have lost the link in the great feed purge of ’06!

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    Flickr: Darkle February 7, 2008

    Great Shot Donn!

    Found in a search. (?)

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    stayroula June 5, 2008

    good action!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Frank February 10, 2009

    Capoeira is a fun sport, we used to have a capoeria group at our BJJ club. Always fun to see them doing their thing before we started.

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    roberty carneiro de melo August 8, 2010

    capoeira e dança e arte e luta e educação siga esse exemplo

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