A graduate of the London School of Capoeira, Gerard Taylor, co-founded the Oslo Capoeira Klubb in 1996. Since then he has taught classes and workshops to thousands of people of all ages and nationalities. He is the author of Capoeira: The Jogo de Angola from Luanda to Cyberspace and Capoeira Conditioning.
Capoeira Conditioning: How to Build Strength, Agility, and Cardiovascular Fitness Using Capoeira Movementsby Gerard Taylor
The popularity of capoeira continues to rise as more people discover how useful—and fun—it can be for increasing agility and flexibility, as well as strength and endurance. Capoeira Conditioning is an illustrated guide to whole-body training based on this increasingly popular Brazilian martial art. Designed for all ages and all levels of experience, the book is a step-by-step training manual with photographs that guide users through every movement and sequence. Accompanying text gives special pointers and describes the fitness benefits of each individual technique. Capoeira Conditioning offers no-frills advice about nutrition, regularity of training, capoeira in relation to other sports, and capoeira conditioning for children, along with a simple Q&A section.
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its very easy to follow and capoeira is a very fun martial art this book will also help with doin other types of martial arts its worth the read and worth doing
I am 12 and i am not very athletic but capoeira has made me feel better as a person and i believe anyone an enjoy it. Try it. It could change your life (like it did to me)
The exercises in this book give you a full-body workout without the need for weights, you only use your own body. You can do the majority of these exercises anywhere and anyplace, for some exercises you need more space for example when you do cartwheels. You dont have to be a Capoeira practitioner to use this book. Although I train in martial arts I felt I needed to improve my agility and flexibility, this book has really improved those areas. The exercises build up gradually so you start out with core exercises and progress to more advanced, in this way this book is a great long-term investment that will benefit you for years. The pictures are clear and the text provides the main description of the exercises. The book allows you to pick which exercises you need and are categorized accordingly. This book would also suit people who are thinking about starting Capoeira.