News & Announcements
Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai 5th Batizado in Nanjing! April 20th-21st-22nd with Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha.
Instrutor Pezão from Capoeira Mandinga Oakland will come to Shanghai and will teach classes during the first three weeks of April helping us to get ready for our 5th Batizado, which will take place in Nanjing on the 21st and 22nd of April with the presence of our Mestre, Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha. People interested in capoeira and capoeiristas from other groups are all welcome to participate! More details will be released soon.
Our gym will be closed starting from this Saturday 21st of January until the 29th. Thanks to Rino’s help, we have a place where to train!
Place Name: City Dance 舞蹈会所 （City Dance Training Center)
Address: 长宁区汇川路400弄凯旋坊创意园区5号楼(近凯旋路) Huichuan Road No.400Lane Kauxuan Fang Creative Park Area. Building 5 (go in side then turn left and go straight, you will find it)
Link and map: http://www.ctdance.net/rooming.aspx or Page on Dianping. That place is close to Yingshan (The Japanese Restraurant where we had few dinners).
The schedule will be the following:
– Saturday 21st: 5:00pm-6:00pm
– Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th: from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
– Starting from Monday 30th, we will be back to our usual schedule and venue.
Should you have any doubt please read again this post.
Thank you and happy Dragon Year!
Maybe you already know about cheap berimbau bags in Shanghai, and here is updated information about it from our camara Birdie.
The address is 56 Lanxi Lu, not 55 Lanxi Lu, and the vendor number is 50.
There’s actually a better and faster way to get to the vendor: get out at FengQiaoLu (枫桥路) station on line 11, exit 3. Once outside, walk a few meters to the right on CaoYangLu and the market will be on your right hand side (takes 1-2 minutes). The #50 vendor will be on the right-hand side column and is one of the first vendors to appear from this entrance.
The ayi’s surname is Yu 俞, so call her “Yu Ayi” The phone number listed on the webpage is her home phone but it’s missing a “6″, it should be: 62160696. She has a cell phone now: 13564973872. She doesn’t speak any English so if someone wants to order a bag in English, they can e-mail her friend (who knows some English) at: zhanlin_Cindy@hotmail.com
Her vendor opens around 9am and closes at 5pm.
Oh, and the bag’s price is increased to 30 rmb. Depending on the type of material and layers, the cost could be more. I asked for many layers and various fabrics, so mine was 55 rmb.
Capoeira is great for kids. It combines martial arts, gymnastics, music and dance and provides a fun challenging workout. Capoeira is also a great tool to develop coordination, since its movements involve the entire body. Thanks to its music component, children also learn to sing in Portuguese and play the traditional Capoeira instruments. Introducing fun kids games where the elements of capoeira are incorporated, children learn many important skills including discipline, self confidence and respect.
Kids classes every Saturday from 3:15pm-4:30pm on Yan’An Xi lu n.358, 3rd floor (near Nanjing Xi Lu)
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ido Portal will come to Shanghai for a weekend workshop on November 11, 12 and 13! Most of you already know him; some of his videos are on YouKu.
It’s a great opportunity to learn from one of the best movement and balancing trainers in the world. These are not traditional capoeira workshops but something different, special, which will be extremely useful for all of us in order to improve both our equilibrium and floreios.
Everyone should try to attend to all the sessions of the workshop, both beginners and intermediate will benefit from it.
Workshops will focus on communication, floreios and strenght.
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4 videos to enjoy (too long to make one full length)
Rinoceronte and Dalila (习枫 Xí Fèng; 杨絮 Yáng Xù) are a very dear couple to Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai. They are a very special pair of individuals, with broad smiles and great sense of humor who bring axé to every training and roda. They are also very committed and hard-working in their purpose of learning capoeira; Dalila had the Highest Training Attendance Rate of the year 2010!
We are specially grateful to them for their help in promoting and explaining capoeira culture to more and more Chinese people. The group has gladly celebrated their love at their wedding ceremony, which has been a really special ocasion to do a capoeira demonstration for all their family and friends. Soneca has prepared a special wedding roda song for them by gathering all the ideas and best wishes from the group Read the rest of this entry »