FIND CAPOEIRA CLASSES NEAR YOU
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial art form that combines elements of martial arts, music and dance. This martial art began in Brazil and was first practised by African slaves during the colonial period. Today it's growing in popularity with dedicated Capoeira clubs starting up everyday.
WHO SHOULD JOIN A CAPOEIRA CLASS?
People who want to have fun and learn a martial art. Unlike other martial arts music plays an important part in Capoeira game (training), as it tells the capoeiristas how to play.
No matter what age you are, background you have or life style you lead, everyone can benefit from attending Capoeira classes.
Capoeira classes provide a positive focus for youngsters and adults to channel their time and energy and learn a new skill.
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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Capoeira teaches students the subtleties of anticipating another person's intentions by practising evasive techniques, combining elements of attack and defence.
Capoeira classes do not focus on injuring the opponent, they rather place the emphasis on skill.
Capoeira classes develop coordination, self-esteem, flexibility, balance, self confidence, discipline and respect.
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.
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 emailing to get a feel for the training on offer at the school.
Find Capoeira Classes classes in London and other major UK cities use the mixed martial art directory on this page. Check that they have a valid DBS (for kids lessons) and certificate of insurance. Find a Capoeira class Near you - use the search on this page.