Rules of Mestre Bimba's Academy

Rules of Mestre Bimba's Academy

1. Quit smoking. It is prohibited to smoke during the training.
2. Quit drinking, alcohol is bad for your metabolism.
3. Avoid show off your progress to your friends outside the roda. Remember, the element of surprise is the best ally in a fight.
4. Avoid conversation while training. You are paying with your time and by observing the other capoeiristas, you will learn more.
5. Always practice the ginga.
6. Practice the fundamental exercises daily.
7. Do not be afraid to get close to your opponent. The closer you are, the more you will learn.
8. Keep your body relaxed.
9. It is better to get beat up in the roda than on the streets.

Sources: Arteluta Capoeira