Capoeira

Our Capoeira Professor (teacher) or Mestre (master)  from Brasil  will guide you to personal classes every step of the way. Classes are open to children and adults of all levels. 

What is Capoeira?

The art of capoeira emerged on the slave plantaions in a hidden & subtle form and became a lethal fighting system when forced to defend their new homes in quilombos in backlands. How capoeira appeared, depended on the situation. Under the watchful eye of the slave owner, capoeira appeared as a harmless dance. Santo Amaro Roda Mestre Noto destroy these defiant cities. For almost one hundred years, Palmares was successful in fighting off the invading armies. When slavery was finally abolished in Brazil in 1888, African Brazilians moved to the towns and cities, bringing with them their culture and traditions.

Capoeira survived in the ghettos & humbler neighborhoods despite persecution from police. In the early 20th century, the first capoeira academies were opened. From a guarded tradition passed from the elder master to the young disciple, capoeira has become an art form for people of all ages and backgrounds. Capoeira Angola is the traditional form of capoeira that emphasizes freedom of movement, wisdom over force, strategy over speed. Capoeiristas are like chameleons, blending and adapting to their environment. The best capoeiristas appear calm when they play. Their game flows, defies gravity, and at the right moment, they strike.