About Capoeira

Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience, you will enjoy learning from Contra-Mestre Bomba.

Classes take place on:

  • Tuesdays at 7 pm till 8 pm
  • Thursdays at 7 pm till 8 pm

Suggested Donation: $10 for youth. $15 for adults.

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.

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About Capoeira:

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art disguised as a dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs. It is comprised of specific offensive and defensive movements and, unlike in other martial arts, the participant is constantly in motion because of the basic movement, the ginga.

The movements also consist of positions on the ground, kicks, sweeps and acrobatics. Some believe that capoeira originated in Africa, others say that it was formed in Brazil. The regional style of capoeira originated in the 1930s in Brazil and, unlike capoeira angola, is usually practiced to a quicker beat and kicks are performed in an upright and aggressive style.

Why practice capoeira?

Capoeira combines the flexibility of yoga, the agility of dance, and fighting moves of martial arts for a unique and fun workout!

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