The annual X. European open Championship Vem Camará Capoeira is over. The city of Liberec welcomed almost 200 Capoeiristas from 11 countries. The number of participants was lower than in previous years, but the quality was outstanding!
It all started on Friday afternoon with registration and the first training, as usual. This is one of the most significant distinctions between Capoeira and other martial arts. It is critical to us that people train and play together prior to the competition so that they will continue to play with their co-player rather than breaking their opponent to win the fight. Fluency and creativity are very important parts of the evaluation.
The training was led by Mestre Paçoca (Vem Camará), Mestre Nem (Camangula), Contramestre Atabaque (Vem Camará), and Professor Babuino Branco (Mokambo).
The eliminations began on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 16:00 in the Koloseum Liberec hall and were live-streamed on YouTube. All seven categories were brimming with talented athletes eager to compete. Because there were not enough contestants in the Women A (Graduadas) category, the Women A+B categories were combined. The judges were Mestre Dodo (Sem Fronteiras), Mestre Nem (Camangula), and Professor Babuino Branco (Mokambo).
On Sunday, October 16, 2022, we began the final day with Opening Roda, followed by the Semifinals. During the intermission before the Finals, the children of club Vem Camará Capoeira Liberec put on a spectacular show that included Samba de Roda, Makulele, Acrobatic show, and Roda. The competitors took a short break in the meantime, and then the medal fights began!
Category Men C
Category Women C
Category Men B
Category Women A+B
Category Men A
Thanks to all guests – Mestre Paçoca (Vem Camará AUT), Mestre Nem (Camangula GER), Mestre Dodo (Sem Fronteiras SWE), Professor Babuino Branco (Mokambo FRA), Contramestre Biscoito (Camangula POL), Contramestre Formiga (Camangula POL), Contramestre Atabaque (Vem Camará CZ), Contramestre Big Baby (Vem Camará CZ), Professor Guerreiro (Pernas pro ar POL), Professor Latino (Vem Camará SK, HUN), Professor Girafa (Vem Camará CZ), Instrutor Perdido (Pernas pro ar POL) and all Capoeiristas who took part.
Thanks to all organizers, who helped with 5 months of preparations!
See you in Roda soon!
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