Faisca! Thanks for the comment about "mindful child's play" on Mandigueira...I got the idea from another capoeira blog run by one of the teachers in my capoeira family: Prof. Tartaruga at Capoeira Chronicle
"Capoeira is fun. Capoeira is a game that is two fold. There is the athletic game or the jogo, and then there's the child's game or the brincadeira. A lot of people jogar but are incapable of brincando."
It seems to me too few people enter the roda with a smile and a chuckle... :)
go ahead. I still hope to be able to do a service for the capoeira community, cause what I see the last coupla days is that there ARE impressive blogs/sites on the internet already (but once you get into the roda you'll have to play...)