Capoeira Luanda San Diego, Instructor Massape
Capoeira is a very
ritualistic art form!
Capoeira is not religious but ritualistic
and that means with ceremonial procedures! There, the players have to imbue themselves
– progressively - as time and experience comes of dedication, respect, turning
one day in to devotion to those ceremonials and procedures… Not to a god, not
to a master alone –if he deserves it, or to a specific capoeira group… A real,
mature capoeirista is devotional to the art form itself – devoted to Capoeira.
It becomes part of your blood, it becomes who you are…
From the begging when you are standing in the “roda”,
the circle, for long times, just watching - you are playing the game already! A
music game, a ritual game… You are part of the set up - you are part of an
orchestra that goes beyond the music and gets in to peoples body; and
transforms into capoeira games!!! Your energy comes through your music, through
your eyes - also - in the form of attention, looking at the games… You give them
your claps, your singing, your “axe”! The players feed of it, and give back in
the form of a beautiful game… dangerous, charming, hypnotic…
Capoeira is a metaphor for life… and
you in it, as in life as well; you are always a part of the bigger cycle or
circle (“roda”) of things… Keep clapping
and singing, keep connected – give to receive and receive to give- let the energy,
let the Axe, flow through you, be part of the ritual!
That is where capoeira
meets the meditation. Like in meditation, you need to give up of the rest, you
need to clean up your body and mind and spirit (if you believe on it) to be
able to flow the “Axe” vital energy that runs through everything…
Come our dynamic meditation class :) Capoeira!!!
By: Massape Capoeira Luanda San