These are my notes from a lecture given by Mestres Bola Sete and Gildo Alfinete at the Brazilian Capoeira Angola Association in Salvador, on. , 2nd January – Mestre Pastinha loses to Bruce Lee. capoeira – Capoeira Angola – Mestre Pastinha and his academy. capoeira. The son of Jose Senor Pastinha and Eugenia Maria de Carvalho, Vicente Ferreira Pastinha was born on April 5, in Salvador-BA Brazil. Mestre Pastinha.

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Because of his passion for art and his caopeira sayings, Pastinha became known as the philosopher of Capoeira. Aberre was already famous at these rodas, and after spending the afternoon at the roda, Mestre Amorzinho one of the greatest masters of Bahia asked Pastinha to take over Capoeira Angola.

During the funeral ceremony, the berimbau played for his final sleep. Toggle navigation Capoeira Connection. By introducing a code of ethics, set training methods and a number of new techniques, he helped change capoeira from an illegal discipline associated with crime, to an iconic cultural capoeifa However, lowlifes found in capoeira, a way to rob people, reap vengeance on their enemies and fight the police.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. His students wore black and yellow, the colors of Ypiranga, his favorite soccer team. Betrayed by local authorities, false promises and no support, Pastinha was left abandoned in a city shelter Abrigo D.

His skills earned him a fearsome reputation and his size and prowess earned him the nickname Nascimento Grande Big Birth Pastinha died a broken man and bitter about his treatment, but never regretted living the life of a Capoeirista.


As he said, “I practice the true Capoeira Angola and in my school they learn to be sincere capoekra just. Eventually Pastinha’s academy fell on hard times. But the space was never returned to him. This article explores the possible beginnings of capoeira history and looks at how and why it became a part of capoeia culture amongst Brazilian slaves from the sixteenth century onward From then on, Pastinha had a happy and modest childhood.

Despite his immensely important work in preserving the traditional Capoeira, he came to an unfortunate end. Capoeira Quote “Sorcery of slaves longing for liberty, its beginning has no method and its end is inconceivable to the wisest capoeirista”. At the school, he use to teach capoeira to his friends. Lineage, the chain of teachers mestres and students, defines a person’s place in the Capoeira community, and structures a school’s teachings and philosophies.

The Roots of Capoeira The exact roots of capoeira are unknown and largely unstudied. When he was ten years old, Paztinha Benedito, a freed slave called him to teach him about the secrets of this art, with which he could defend himself against a taller and stronger boy that was always threatening him.

I inherited it from my grandfather. However it should not be forgotten that the messtre moves being practiced are deadly techniques designed to hurt, subdue or even kill an opponent.

The government took away his academy, promising to renovate it and return it to him, but the renovated space was instead given to a restaurant. Pastinha taught his students one by one, with the others watching. Although there existed a number of other Angola mestres during his time in Pelourinho, Pastinha’s school can be considered the most influential in shaping Capoeira Angola into what it is today.


Vicente Ferreira Pastinha

One day Benedito saw the aggression that Pastinha suffered, and then told him to stop by his house because he was going to teach him a few things. He also said, “O que eu faco brincando voce nao faz nem zangado.

Pastinha had his students wear a uniform so that the capoeira group would look like an organized practice. We must be calm. Pastinha took art classes at the Liceu de Artes e Oficio, where he learned to paint. Students wore black pants and yellow shirts after the colours of the Ypiranga Futebol Clube, Pastinha’s favourite soccer team. Mestre Pastinha Vicente Ferreira Pastinha is best known for preserving Capoeira Angola, the more traditional style of capoeira.

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Mestre Pastinha, the father and protector of Capoeira Angola, died at the age of 92, on November 13, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Interview with Mestre Angooa. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. University of Texas Press. My disciples care for me. At the age of 21, he left the sailor school to become a professional painter. Inat the request of other mestres of the era, Mestre Pastinha opened a center for the teaching paetinha practice of traditional Capoeira.

Betrayed by local authorities false promises and with no support, Pastinha was left abandoned in a city shelter abrigo D.