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Mestre Bimba  is the father of the style of Capoeira known as Regional. He was born Manuel dos Reis Machado in 1900;

Manoel dos Reis Machado, commonly called Mestre Bimba (November 1899 – February was a mestre (a master practitioner) of the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and the founding father of Capoeira Regional.

Illustration : Capoeira – 721 [ #capoeira #watercolor #illustration]

Illustration : Capoeira – 721 [ #capoeira #watercolor #illustration]

Illustration : Capoeira – 721 aquarelle sur papier / watercolor on paper 24 x 32 cm / x in

Capoeira - Brasil ----> fantastic way to get in shape if you can keep up with it!

Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. It was developed by African boys brought by the Portuguese to Brazil as slaves, probably beginning in the century (wikipedia)

Capoeira, a true display of the flexibility and strength shown in the martial art.

The guys from Esporão capoeira group in Spain created this. Great idea for a picture!

Encres : Capoeira – 340 [ #capoeira #watercolor #illustration]

Encres : Capoeira – 340 [ #capoeira #watercolor #illustration]

Capoeira in the Favela by Alexandre Guillaume I think it's really impressive how well this illustration technique portrays capoeira. It's such a hugely kinetic style of fighting and it really shows here.