What is Capoeira?
A Celebrated Afro-Brazilian Martial Art
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which has elements of a fight and a dance, and a complex philosophy of respect, challenge, and resiliency. Capoeira is music and movement. It is a fight built on a foundation of ritual. It is movement conversation between players in which every game is unique. Capoeira é tudo que a boca come. Each game is based on the player's abilities and mood, the music, and the energy of the roda. Exchanges of kicks, headbutts, strikes, takedowns, and acrobatics can each be very real, or very playful.
While Capoeira's origins and early history are not exact, it is know that African slaves in Brazil created and nurtured the art as a form of self-defense and resistance. Capoeira has evolved throughout its history, and today many lineages of Mestres teach capoeira around the world.
Monday & Wednesday Evenings
Each class will consist of warm ups & stretching, capoeira movements, and music. The best way to learn capoeira is to do it! Many movements require strength, body awareness, timing, flexibility, and balance that are not easy to master right away. The movements and music of Capoeira do not come naturally to everyone, but the energy of capoeira will win you over!