I want to talk to you about the word “Salve” for a bit.

“Salve” is a way Axé Capoeira students greet each other. At the beginning and end of each class, all students will say “Salve”. Doing this greeting, shows respect for the teacher and respect for the students. Come in next time and say “Salve!”

Also, I found a great wiki article that explains a lot of the capoeira techniques that you would typically learn in class.

Some words you may have heard in your first class are the following: Ginga, Cadeira, Meia-lua de Frente, Esquiva, , and Armada.

Hopefully this helps!