What Makes Capoeira so unique:
You’ll be amazed how training Capoeira will positively affect your life. Whether your goal is to lose weight, develop flexibility, endurance, or strength; Capoeira can make a difference. Capoeira builds confidence, forces you to step outside of your comfort zone, develops leadership skills, and fosters lasting relationships. Capoeira is a hybrid of martial arts and dance.
Capoeira is an original Brazilian Martial Arts which is very fluid and acrobatic focusing on kicks, punches, knee strikes and evading attacks…Click on the pictures to learn more.
Capoeira originated in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa. Slaves living on plantations who were not allowed to openly practice…Click on the pictures to learn more.
Rhythm is at the heart of Capoeira. The rhythm of Capoeira has evolved over the centuries and is essentially what guides…Click on the pictures to learn more.
Capoeira is a game, but the game is best understood as a dialogue. Not a dialogue of language, but rather an exchange…Click on the pictures to learn more.
Do not be scared by the expertise required for Capoeira. Capoeira can be adapted effectively to your capabilities, limitations and skills while…Click on the pictures to learn more.
One of the biggest assets a capoeirista has is the ability to dodge and move around like a boxer who “bobs and weaves” to side-step…Click on the pictures to learn more.
Capoeira includes cartwheels, spinning, kicking and even flips performed almost like a dance sequence. In Capoeira we do not just use flips…Click on the pictures to learn more.
A high-energy, play-filled and musical workout, Capoeira classes are the ideal way to build strength, flexibility and burn calories…Click on the pictures to learn more.
The benefits of practicing Capoeira.
Improve your core!
Control and agility rely on core strength which you will constantly improve in Capoeira. This will improve your game and also help improve the health of your spine and joints which rely on a strong core for support. CapoeIra is true functional training in which all muscle groups are integrated with intense cardio, which has been shown to be the most effective path to fitness by world class athletes and weekend warriors alike. In a capoeira class workout, you start with basic moves such as a simple side-to-side step with alternating front kicks and punches as a gentle warm-up and then continue to increase intensity and complexity until every muscle in your body is engaged. It is health, physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, is complete, playing, singing, using your intelligence, alertness, happiness, confidence, togetherness, friendship. It touches so many aspects of your life that it becomes infinite. It is a transformational lifestyle.
The exercise routines of Capoeira engages the upper body by working close to the ground mimiking movements of animals along with headstands, poses and rolls. These activities engage the core and abs resultsing in fantastic upper body strength.
The strenuous routines promotes flexibility in the body on par with Yoga. Even for a beginner in Capoeira, you will still see an amazing increase in flexibility.
Unlike many other sports, Capoeira engages muscle groups in unique ways. All the routines require energy to coordinate with the group. All these factors, in addition to repetitive movements, make Capoeira an intense cardio exercise. This increases the muscular and cardio vascular endurance of the body and provides more stamina.
The main essence of performing Capoeira is to do all the movements fluidly in a very short amount of time. As a martial arts technique, this will make your response time better and the body more agile to react to other people’s moves.
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SCRA 2019 Chicago, IL – Capoeira in Praxis: Advancing the Well-Being and Empowerment Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Checking in for our presentation Saturday July 29th: Capoeira in Praxis, a panel Karen Galea and I are going to present regarding Capoeira para Crescer – a program for people with disabilities at National Louis University in Chicago, IL for The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association)
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Contra Mestre MrM. teaches in a special workshop for students with disabilities in the Capoeira Angola Palmares Batizado at the Triangle Elementary School in Mount Dora, Florida
On May 25th , Possante and I had the opportunity to share our passion with Instructor Professor’s students in the Capoeira Angola Palmares Batizado at the Triangle Elementary School in Mount Dora, Florida. This day was a blast! I met Mestre George, one of the greatest Mestres I’ve ever known here in the US, and
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Congratulations Teresa Dedicada and Dimas Possante, our first two students graduated in US.
Last Thursday we had our last class of the spring term and our first two graduations in the US, Teresa Dedicada e Dimas Possante as well. Thank you guys so much for believing in our capoeira and all your tireless support! Thanks Mestre Delmar for guiding us through the path. Axé BTW, Dimas Possante went all the way
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There’s still time to Register for Capoeira at West Boca Comm High School!
Classes start this Thursday, 24th at 6:30PM. Click Here to learn more and register NOW!
Register now to learn Capoeira at West Boca Raton Community High School.
Join us for an 8 week program at West Boca Raton Community High School – 12811 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33498. Through Palm Beach County Schools Adult Education Program TEENS & ADULTS – 12 years old + / Capoeira for Beginners – All Levels Classes Jan/24 – March/14, 2019 Register NOW. Just 30 spots
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Did you Know Camará? Capoeira is an Intangible Heritage of Humanity
The Capoeira Wheel (Roda de Capoeira) was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The announcement was made in 11/25/2014, on the 9th. Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, headed by José Manuel Rodríguez Cuadros (Peru) and opened on 24/11 at the Organization’s headquarters
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From The New York Times: The Physical and Spiritual Art of Capoeira.
If you would like to learn more about capoeira, you have to read this article. The New York Times reporter and photographer went to Permangolinha, a three-day retreat where capoeira meets sustainable farming. Very well writen. Enjoy! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/arts/dance/capoeira-permangolinha-cobra-mansa.html
Capoeira Esporte Nacional at Vault Fitness West Boca Raton – Florida US
Capoeiras now has a new place to train and develop skills! Most importantly, it’s a place to have fun and share the passion. “We just started this program a week ago and I’m very happy with the response of the community! This place is awesome, for example, all the walls are mirrored, climatized, good floor,
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Register now to learn Capoeira with us at West Boca Raton Community High School.
Join us for an 8 week program at West Boca Raton Community High School – 12811 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33498. Registration open Classes begin April 10th, 2018 Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:30PM to 8PM Just U$50.00 Click here to learn more!
PARK SESSIONS – Capoeira All Ages/Levels
Come join us and have fun! Hang out Session – Roda, Play Music, Chat, Exercise and Connect! No Registration Required. South Regional County Park – Field 1 – West Boca Raton. Mondays – 8pm – 8:45pm. 561-702-94-33 (Text or call after 5pm). Contact us to learn more!