Juan Camilo Cajigas-Rotundo
University of California, Davis, USA


This paper presents on one hand a dense description of capoeira angola technique, intending to show the effects its practice generates in the construction of corporality and thereby in the lived world, and on the other hand, it presents a series of reflections aiming to open the possibility to broaden Foucault’s notion of ‘practices of freedom’, starting from a decolonial micropolitical approach, which refers to the embodied agenciality that can be observed in this sort of spiritual wisdom, so present and living all over Latin America.

Keywords: capoeira angola, practices of freedom, borderline corporalities, spiritual wisdom.