At the beginning of the 20th century, Mestre Bimba initiated the development of traditional Capoeira art. This variant of art was called Luta Regional Baiana, ie Capoeira Regional.
Mestre Bimba sought to preserve the most important aspects of Capoeira’s art, which seemed to disappear. Most of Capoeiristas from Salvador practiced and treated Capoeira only as an attraction for tourists and an acrobatic show. Through the development of Capoeira Regional Mestre, Bimba wanted to preserve the original meaning of this art.
Mestre Bimba decided to create a method of Capoeira, which will show her as a struggle for the freedom lost by slaves, using for this and combining various techniques of other martial arts such as Batuque and boxing.
Capoeira Regional contains a combination of steps and strokes with elbows, legs, as well as hands. In this style, you do not do chamada (passo a dois). Instead, “volta ao mundo” is used. Only Capoeristas with a higher rank (belt) can start “volta ao mundo”.
At Capoeira Regional Capoerista, you can “buy” a game. The game can not be “sold” when it participates Capoeiristas her two Capoeristas with a higher degree (belt). This kind of thing is a sign of disrespect when the older Capoeristas showed their arm. In Capoeira Regional, “quadras”, “chulas” or “corridas” are sung. It uses a traditional combination of attire consisting of white trousers and a white shirt with symbols of the group. In addition, a rope is put in place to recognize the level of advancement of the player.