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Mestre Ricardo Cachorro

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Mestre Ricardo Cachorro holds a red-cord graduation from Grupo Bantus de Capoeira at Morro do Pavão e Pavãozinho—poverty-stricken slums in the middle of rich suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was the first Master of the YMCA Capoeira Group in Governor's Island in 1975. The following year, he became a certified Mestre from the first federation of capoeira of Rio de Janeiro and in the same year he introduced capoeira in a live TV show filmed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, sponsored by the local YMCA. In the early 1970s the author joined the Olympic gymnastics team of Rio de Janeiro's... Read More

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Unknown Capoeira
Secret Techniques of the Original Brazilian Martial Art
Written by Mestre Ricardo Cachorro


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $24.95

Capoeira, a fascinating hybrid of martial art, game, and dance, has long captivated practitioners in all those areas of interest worldwide. Originating in Brazil, the form has been traced back to the 16th century, created and developed by slaves brought from Africa. Written by a legendary master, Unknown Capoeira examines the... Read more >

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Unknown Capoeira, Volume Two
A History of the Brazilian Martial Art
Written by Mestre Ricardo Cachorro


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $24.95

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