Capoeira helps people to approach conflict, fear, and uncertainty with greater confidence, determination, and humor. Ultimately, capoeira is a celebration of the joys of movement, music, physical expression, and strategy.
What is Capoeira?
CAPOEIRA (pronounced ka-poo-eyh-da) is an Afro-Brazilian martial art self-defense form that incorporates acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs in a rhythmic dialogue of body, mind, and spirit. It is a communal game in which two opponents play each other inside a circle, formed by the other players who create rhythm for the game by clapping, singing and playing traditional instruments. The two opponents compete with each other using capoeira movements, camouflaging the self defense kicks and moves with playful acrobatics and dance-like moves spontaneously creating strategy to fool their opponent and catch them off guard.
BENEFITS OF CAPOEIRA
• Full body workout
• Flexibility, agility, endurance
• Musical skills
• Cultural awareness
• Community spirit
ADULT AND YOUTH CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED AT
SATURDAYS STARTING APRIL 3RD-
Springstep,Medford, Sq.-preregistration required by April 2nd
ADULT(all levels)- 8 Saturdays 11-1230PM
YOUTH(8-12yrs)- 8 Saturdays 10-11am
SUNDAYS FREE TRIAL CLASSES IN APRIL-Oak Square, YMCA, Brighton