CAPOEIRA CLASSES CLUBS AND INSTRUCTORS
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial art form that combines elements of martial arts, music and dance. The martial art began in Brazil and was first practiced by African slaves during the colonial period.
Capoeira classes helps build confidence and provide a positive focus for youngsters and adults to channel their time and energy. Capoeira classes do not focus on injuring the opponent, they rather place the emphasis on skill.
Find a Capoeira class near you - use our class finder on this page.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A CAPOEIRA CLASS OR JOIN A CLUB
Capoeira classes help people develop coordination, self-esteem, flexibility, balance, self confidence, discipline and respect.
Join a Capoeira Club to keep fit and have fun in a very friendly environment.
No matter what age you are, background you have or life style you lead, everyone can benefit from attending Capoeira classes.
WHAT WILL CAPOEIRA CLASSES OR CLUB TEACH ME?
Capoeira Classes are fun and are marked by fluid acrobatic play. These include feints, take downs, extensive use of leg sweeps, kicks and head butts.
Less frequently used techniques include elbow strikes, slaps, punches and body throws.
Capoeira lessons teach a combination of attack and defence, which give a game of capoeira its perceived 'fluidity' and choreography. Music plays an important part in a Capoeira game, as it tells the capoeiristas how to play.
This Martial Art teaches students the subtleties of anticipating another person's intentions by practicing evasive techniques, combining elements of attack and defence.
FIND A CAPOEIRA CLASS NEAR YOU
Capoeira Classes are becoming increasingly popular across the world. Capoeira has featured in a number of movies and music videos including: Jean-Claude Van Damme movie 'The Quest', Carlos Santana's music video 'Maria, Maria' and Wyclef Jean's video 'We Just Tryin to Stay Alive'. These have all helped increase peoples awareness of this martial art.
Capoeira Training is available for beginners, intermediate, advanced levels. Before committing to a class or club, it is worth telephoning or e-mailing to get a feel for the training on offer at the school.
Find Capoeira Classes classes in major US cities - use the mixed martial art directory on this page.
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