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Capoeira is not fully understood

Capoeira is not fully understood

Capoeira is not fully understood This was a comment on one of my Facebook posts.  It got me thinking, if capoeira is not fully understood, its likely that its also misunderstood.  I run a full time academy in Southend that promotes Brazilian culture and activities; capoeira, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Brazilian dance and Brazilian percussion.  If I look at our members list over 50% of our students are not English.  So is this a cultural thing?  I’m certainly not attacking my […]

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Goals, expectations and motivation

Goals, expectations and motivation

Goals, expectations and motivation Without action there cannot be any results, without tracking your actions your results cannot be truly represented and without accurate results how will your celebrate your victories big and small? If we don’t set goals with a plan of action then we may as well call them dreams. To achieve your dreams or wishes, you need to set a plan of action. You may have one main goal that will be made up of mini goals […]

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Diets don’t work

Diets don't work

Its that time of year again, after many have over indulged in the ‘finer’ things in life and we all decide one day that this year is going to be the year that we slim down to fit into those jeans that have been laying dormant in the bottom of the wardrobe for the last 8 years, 8 years of promises that this will be the year. Diets don’t work! There are so many options out there, so many ways […]

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Being present in Capoeira

Being present in Capoeira

Last weekend (Sunday 29th November) I supported Contra Mestre Sanhaco’s Capoeira Festival in Central London. Among the esteemed guests were Mestre Sorriso, from Montpelier, France and Contra Mestre Kiura, from Sweden. I had a blooming fantastic time dancing, playing music, capoeira and most importantly catching up with old friends and making new ones! As part of the festival there was a special moment when Mestre Sorriso hosted a talk, an exchange of ideas and a chance to ask questions and tap […]

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BrazilArte Academy Favourite Recipes #1

Every week we love to eat delicious food at the BrazilArte Academy, Southend. We like to make food which not only tastes amazing, which also nourishes our bodies to each and every corner and helps us recover from our fun day of training. It also has to be SIMPLE! The food we make changes with the seasons, not only is better quality food available its also more sustainable for our fragile little world. We also don’t like waste so most […]

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5lbs in 5 days Juice Plan

So I decided to give myself a challenge. Jason Vale is one of the best experts in the field of juicing so he was my first point of call. His app was good value, easy to follow and really informative. I’m not here to promote his program but to share my experience whilst working my way through one of these programmes, I’m sure there are others around, but this one seemed really on the ball for me. So WHY? Well […]

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Breakfast Club Fitness | NEW CLASS

Breakfast Club Fitness | NEW CLASS

We are really pleased to be starting this new class on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 0700 – 0900. Get your workout in early PLUS we’ll give you a HEALTHY start to the day with breakfast included in the class fee. Check out more information HERE for more information email: info@brazilarte.org

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Mango Chia Pudding

Mango Chia Pudding

I made this the other day, I wanted something sweet after eating a gorgeous sweet potato curry. I often crave something sweet after a savoury meal, this hit the nail on the head! Square on! So whats the deal with these little seeds? They are appearing more and more in our mainstream. I use them ALL the time especially in baking replacing eggs. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to raise HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol […]

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Capoeira RITE | BrazilArte Academy | Southend

Capoeira RITE | BrazilArte Academy | Southend

We are often asked what it takes to learn Capoeira? You can learn the basic techniques and start to learn how to combine movements to make a sequence, its not something you study to take an exam at the end. I was once asked “how long does it take to finish Capoeira?”. There is no end to Capoeira, it’s something that you embody and live. Capoeira is a lifestyle. It is more than just a sport, a martial art. It’s […]

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Why we need to look after our feet

Why we need to look after our feet

  For many people feet are strange. Many don’t like to see them let alone touch and get to know them. But it is so important that we do and that we have regular care routine to look after our feet. WHY? The sole of your foot has more than 200,000 nerve endings in it. It is literally connected to your whole body and is continuously sending signals to your brain about the surface you are walking on. Those signals help […]

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