can you offer any insights on how capoeristas train sticks? I've gone to a few batizados and seen the sticks being pulled out for play...
We play a game with stick called maculele. The sticks are called grimas,about 2 feet long but some train with shorter sticks. It's played to its own rhythm. When the Contre-Mestre\Mestre gives the signal,two of us enter the roda and on the 3rd beat you can kick flip twist and tap left grima.. On the fourth,you strike the right stick. In demos,we wear grass skirts. I've seen the advanced students in our group play with Facoes,It's like a machete. The sparks be flying! I've been training under Foca for almost a year now.
^ My ContreMestre and I