Quotes from 'Bimba' Manuel dos Reis Machado

- Mestre 'Bimba' Manuel dos Reis Machado

It is better to get beat up in the roda than on the streets.
- Mestre 'Bimba' Manuel dos Reis Machado
Stupid is the capoeirista who lets himself be grabbed; even more stupid is he who grabs.
- Mestre 'Bimba' Manuel dos Reis Machado
Do not be afraid to get close to your opponent. The closer you are, the more you will learn.
- Mestre 'Bimba' Manuel dos Reis Machado