Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that was developed by Afro-descended slaves in Brasil over 400 years ago! Originally it developed as a martial art hidden as a dance, however today it is so much more.
Capoeira is best described as a game between two participants, where they use Martial arts, Dance, Acrobatics, Cunning and wit to try and outplay one another, whilst maintaining a smooth flow.
In class we train various movements to try and incorporate them into the game. We practice kicks, dodges, acrobatics and sequences to learn how to combine these things. All the while we’re trying to learn some musical instruments, history of the art, and the Portuguese language.
Fortunately, we have an incredible community of teachers, experienced students, and beginner students who are all encouraging and willing to help you become better every day!