HERE I AM DEBATING AND DESTROYING ANOTHER SO-CALLED MESTRE...
Deixe a capoeira em paz seu ze mane.... Vai treinar seu desgraçado... Fuck you man...
HERE IS MY RESPONSE:
Mestre Wellington , you are a teacher and you talk like that ? Such behavior is unworthy and unbecoming of a Capoeira Master . You should be ashamed of behaving badly in public . Hear me now and watch Master Wellington and all who do not like my style of Capoeira : I do not practice my style of Capoeira for your approval . I do not care if you do not like what I do. My style comes from my family, and has roots up and down the Western Hemisphere , Africa and other continents and countries of the world . So it is possible that my knowledge and perspective is much broader and deeper than yours, Master Wellington . Again , I mean this with no disrespect. This is a discussion , so we must present facts and evidence , not just our opinions . I'll use an example of Asian martial arts to make my point clear : people who practice only in the roda are equivalent to people who just want to perform kata - essentially the martial arts equivalent of what is called shadowboxing in Western boxing . People who practice only kata will never learn to defend their lives , because they do not practice spar refine and train the techniques of real world self -defense. People who practice only in the roda never learn self -defense techniques that enable them to defend themselves in fights because they do not practice or train for self defense. Ever. Especially for the modern world and the modern fighting and criminal challenges that it presents . That is the truth , as God and all honest people know .
Mestre Bimba said that Capoeira the martial art is focused on self defense techniques for men and women . Mestre Bimba specifically challenged all tough guys to fight and he beat them . Here is Mestre Bimba speaking this truth in his own words :
Mestre Pastinha learned the self defense techniques of Capoeira to fight and to defeat a bully who lived next door or near to him . Pastinha and Mestre Bimba Capoeira both learned to fight . Effective self defense techniques are the heart of Capoeira , and self -defense [ prior to the arrival of the European slavers but definitely accelerated and becoming even more urgently needed with the arrival of said European slavers ] was the reason that Kipura...miscalled Capoeira in Brasil via a newspaper circa 1712... was created by Africans ranging from the regions of the Mbundu and Ndongo all the way to the Somali Dervish regions in the first place .
Here's proof that Pastinha learned Capoeira for self -defense , and here is the proof that Pastinha said that everything changes , and that the principle of Capoeira is beyond the wiser capoeirista :
Another example is the difference between sports and self -defense jiujitsu . Why is this interview with jiujitsu players important? Because jiujitsu learned a lot from self defense Capoeira techniques.
My style is focused on effective self defense . Self- defense is the number one reason that there is Capoeira . Capoeiristas fought and killed the slave owners , law enforcement and anyone else...African or not... seeking to beat , to imprison and/or kill them . The facts of history prove my words to be true beyond any rational factual rebuttal from anyone, regardless of their prestige in some nonfighting and non-self defense oriented aspect of something they miscall Capoeira . Do you think the heroic capoeiristas who fought in the war against Paraguay ... the deadly Zouaves ... decided to ginga in the "roda estilo" while enemies use guns, cannons and guns to kill them on the battlefield ? No, they did not.