In case you were wondering why we haven’t had many updates, it’s because we have a fancy new website for our DC Capoeira group.

Please visit www.capoeirafitnessdc.com for the latest updates about our Washington DC capoeira classes!

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For the month of February, bring a friend, loved one, partner or colleague to capoeira class and pay only $8/person!

Have you been thinking of learning the Brazilian art of capoeira? This dynamic combination of fitness, dance, music and martial arts is catching on in Washington, DC and throughout the world.

February is a great time to start! For only $8 each, you and a friend can start practicing the basics at any time this month.

It’s not necessary to bring a partner to capoeira class — but it is fun to get a great price!

Check out our class schedule here… then either register online or simply drop-in to class before February 28th to take advantage of our February special.

No prior experience is necessary. Beginners should wear loose fitting clothing and light footwear; advanced capoeiristas should wear traditional white capoeira pants and a t-shirt.

Register online now or drop-in to any of our convenient classes — hurry, this deal ends on February 28th!

Capoeira Classes Washington DC

January super special: Learn capoeira in the new year and save 50%
  • Drop-in for just $7.50 (normally $15 per class)
  • New student special: $15 for two weeks of unlimited classes
  • Purchase a monthly pass for just $60 (normally $120) Best  value — just $5 per class! 

Hope you can join us soon! Axe!

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Tuesday December 18th and Thursday December 20th will be the final capoeira classes of 2012!

Can it be due to the Mayan Apocalypse? 

No! We’re going to spend the holidays with family and friends.

Have a safe & happy holiday break! We will see you for more capoeira classes in the new year, starting on Thursday, January 3rd.

(And also — save the date for a pre-Carnaval party, slated for late January!)

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Next, we will learn Mestre Bimba’s Sequence #3!

mestre bimba sequence 3 - capoeira washington dc

Player One (Plain Pants) Queixada, Queixada, Cocorinha, Benção, Aú
Player Two (Striped Pants) Cocorinha, Cocorinha, Armada, Nevagtiva, Cabeçada
Step 1 The two players begin to ginga
Step 2 Player One steps forward (with the right leg)
Step 3 Player One attacks with Queixada but Player Two defends with Cocorinha
Step 4 Once Player One finishes the kick Player Two stands up
Step 5 Player One attacks with Queixada, Player Two defends with Cocorinha
Step 6 Player One finishes the kick and Player Two stands up ready to attack
Step 7 Player Two attacks with an Armada. Player One defends with Cocorinha
Step 8 Player One stands and attacks with a Benção. Player Two defends with Negativa
Step 9 If Player Two were to pull Player One’s leg he would fall badly
Step 10 Player One escapes with an Aú. Player Two attacks with Cabeçada

Again, here is the video for sequences #1-5. Look out for the techniques mentioned above in Sequencia #3:


Review: 

Next, we will learn Mestre Bimba’s Sequence #2!

sequence 2

Player One (Plain Pants) Martelo, Martelo, Cocorinha, Benção, Aú
Player Two (Striped Pants) Banda, Banda, Armada, Negativa, Cabeçada
Step 1 The two players begin to ginga
Step 2 Player One attacks with Martelo but Player Two tries to sweep him with Banda (but doesn’t!)
Step 3 Player One attacks again with Martelo (opposite leg) and once again Player Two tries to sweep him with Banda (but doesn’t!)
Step 4 Player Two attacks with Armada
Step 5 Player One defends with Cocorinha
Step 6 Player One stands and attacks with Benção
Step 7 Player Two defends with Negativa
Step 8 Player One escapes with an Aú
Step 9 Player Two attacks with a Cabeçada (while Player One is still in the Au)


Review: