From the Archives: O Angoleiro, May 2004

Mestre Pastinha
Mestre Pastinha
Mestre Pastinha

Speaking of shrewdness in Capoeira! I think that all capoeiristas are shrewd, because of Capoeira itself, not only because of the men and women; this is well known in Bahia. It is engraved in the history of Capoeira, the women who played used shrewdness and battled, a few of them were Maria Homen, Julia Vulgo Fugareira and many others that I will let my camaradas tell you about; It can never lose it’s purpose because Capoeira is in all the fights, and I am not saying what observers know, I show it through designs, photos, still better in the films. I now give you the theory along with the practice because the slaves with their keen shrewdness to win over their main persecutor, did not take long in beating the chiefs.., armed to the teeth.., when the slaves got together with their three powerful weapons they did not lose to the chiefs. What were their three weapons?