Mestre Bimba

p align=”justify”& gt; Manoel dos Reis Machado, Born on the 23. November 1900 in the district of Engenho Velho city of Salvador. Sohn von Luis Cândido Machado und Maria Martinha do Bonfim. His nickname Bimba he got from a bet between his mother and the midwife. During pregnancy, his mother thought that it would be a girl. The midwife bet against it. When he was born he was nicknamed Bimba (in Bahia a cuter name for the male sexual organ).

Bimba began with 12 Years, Capoeira in der road of Boiadas, today neighborhood of Liberdade, to play. His teacher was the Africans Bentinho, Captain of Cia. Bahia de Navigation. During this time, Capoeira was still heavily persecuted. Capoeira was for the crooks, Carters, Warehouse workers and stevedores. Bimba was stevedores and a bit of everything and played Capoeira Angola.

Since around 1927, Capoeira was still illegal, Mestre Bimba reached to give it by means of an instruction list: "He scratched the last penny together" and bribed the delegates, to teach at least one hour. Only after the hour then popped the delegates with some soldiers and chased Bimba and his students, who ran away then, thereby the dizziness does not burst open. At that time he stated that the original Capoeira Angola more and more degenerate. It served more often only pseudo capoeiristas, they exclusively for demonstrations in squares practiced to catch a meal. He saw the art of Capoeira before his eyes slowly expire.

Infant, who was an outstanding Angoleiro itself, modify decided this by introducing more efficient fighting techniques, which he had learned from his father, of a well-known Batuque fighter was in his time. In addition, he developed the so far unknown in Capoeira teaching sequences, which enabled a more rational teaching in a smaller period. Because his style was only taught and practiced in Bahia, he named him in years 1928 in “Bahia Regional Fight” (Regional Battle of Bahia).In the thirties, with the beginning of a new era and in the wake of social and political changes also created by Mestre Bimba style got the chance, to achieve other social layers. Mestre Bimba had with his now officially inscribed Capoeira Academy, School of Capoeira Regional in Engenho de Brotas neighborhood, Salvador, 1932, large inflow from the student scene and the middle class. 1936 Mestre Bimba challenged every fighter every fighting style on to compete with his Capoeira Regional. The location of the fighting was the Odeon Park at Praça da Sé. There was 4 Fights against Vitor Benedito Lopes, Henrique Bahia, José Custódio dos Santos und Américo Science. The longest fight lasted 1 Minute and 10 Seconds, what his name, he had in the quarter, underlined ("3 Strokes" - "3 Schlage"). This was the maximum, what his opponents endured. The newspapers headlines "Bimba é Bamba!“, which means so much, as "Bimba is an ace" ("The State of Bahia"). 1937 Mestre Bimba reached by the Office of Education, Health and public welfare, a registration for his Academy under No.. 305/1937/AP / NCL Am 23.7.1953 invited him to be present, this modern Capoeira populist president Getúlio Vargas in his palace.

During the presentation Bimba heard a comment from the President: “Capoeira is the only true national sport”. Vargas was impressed – Mestre Bimba had managed to free himself from the Capoeira finally their existence on the margins of society and so secured the future of this unique martial art. Bimba died on 5.2.1974, a Sunday, a year after he had moved from Bahia to Goiânia. Until the previous Saturday, he led another presentation at the Clube dos Funcionários Publicos and gave, although seriously ill, still teaching.

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Die 12 Regeln von Mestre Bimba

Do not bend corners.
Bending not in a corner.

In their other, It is for sleep, sleep with one eye closed and the other open.
If you are sleeping in the house of another, sleep with an open and a closed eye.

Do not pass debaixa of leafy trees at night.
Do not go at night under heavy tree cover.

Do not sit with his back to the street anywhere.
Sit not go somewhere with their backs to the street.

Do not walk on dark streets.
Do not run in dark streets.

Better safe than sorry.
Sure is the best policy.

At the wheel, to doze off the pipe falls.
If you sleep in the Roda, fall pipe.

Give up smoking. It is smoke during workouts.
Give up smoking. It is forbidden, to smoke during the training session.

Stop drinking. Alcohol use impairs muscle metabolism.
Give the drink to.
The use of alcohol interferes with the metabolism of the muscles.

Avoid demonstrate to their friends outside the roda their progress. Remember that the surprise is the best ally in the fight.
Avoid your friends outside the Capoeira Roda to show your progress.
do not forget it, that the surprise is your best ally in the fight.

Avoid talking during practice. You are paying for the time you spend in the gym and watching the other fighters learn more.
Avoid chattering during training. You pay for the period, you spend in the academia and in observing the other fighters you can learn a lot.

Gingue always
Always get in the Ginga.

Convenient, diaramente, the fundamental exercises.
Train daily basis exercises.

Do not be afraid to approach the opponent. The closer you stick, learn more.
Do not be afraid to approach the opponents you. The closer you are to him off, the more you'll learn.

Always keep your body relaxed.
Let the body always relaxed.

It is better to take the wheel than on the street.
It is better to beat in the Roda than on the street.