Facilities

Training Hall

 

We currently train at four different places around munich. Three locations are located in Giesing area (Elementary school at Fromundstr., Phillipus church & Rotbuchen school), and the other one, together with the TSV Forstenried, is located in Fürstenried West. All training locations are well-reachable with different public transportation lines of Munich. The training hall in Königswiesner school (Fürstenried West) is the largest and well-equipped by gymnastic tools. St. Phillipus church serves currently for both children and adults training. The room is rather small, and therefore is a challenge for every capoerista to have roda in a very limited space.

 

Music Instruments

 

Music is one of the principal pillar in capoeira. The berimbau (/bərɪmˈbaʊ/; Brazilian Portuguese: [beɾĩˈbaw]) is a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil. The berimbau's origins are not entirely clear, but there is not much doubt about its African origin, as no Indigenous Brazilian or European people use musical bows, and very similar instruments are played in the southern parts of Africa. The berimbau was eventually incorporated into the practice of the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira, the berimbau (the soul of capoeira) leads the capoeiristas movement in the roda—the faster the berimbau is playing the faster the capoeirista moves in the game. <Wiki>

 

Berimbau

Atabaque

Pandeiro

Maculelê

 

Maculelê (Pronounced: mah-koo-leh-LEH) is an Afro Brazilian dance where a number of people gather in a circle called a roda. In the roda, one or more atabaques positioned at the entrance of the circle. Each person brandishes a pair of long sticks, traditionally made from biriba wood from Brazil. The sticks, called grimas, traditionally measure 24 inches long by 1 and 1/8 inch thick.. They are substantially similar to Eskrima sticks. As the Maculelê rhythm plays on the atabaque, the people in the circle begin rhythmically striking the sticks together. The leader sings, and the people in the circle respond by singing the chorus of the songs. When the leader gives the signal to begin playing Maculelê, two people enter the circle, and to the rhythm of the atabaque, they begin striking their own and each other's sticks together. On the first three beats, they strike their own sticks together, making expressive and athletic dance movements, and on each fourth beat, they strike each other's respective right-hand stick together. This makes for a dance that looks like "mock stick combat". (Also, traditionally in Maculelê, the players wear dried grass skirts).

 

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