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Did you know capoeira can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour?

Or… that Halle Berry did capoeira to get in shape for Catwoman?

Learn a few basic moves and some fun facts about capoeira from Brett Hoebel (recently a trainer on The Biggest Loser).

Did you notice Brett’s form? He kicks his bênção with his heel out, and returns his foot to the back after each kick. Contra Mestre Bomba would approve for sure!

Pop quiz: Can you name any of the moves Brett does in the intro and outro? Leave your guesses in the comments.

Hat tip to student Ben for posting this video in our Facebook Group! Obrigada!!

On TV’s “The Biggest Loser” it was revealed that one of the mystery trainers is Capoeira intsructor Brett Hoebel. Anyone who has ever taken a capoeria class could tell you what a great workout it is. It encompasses all elements of physical fitness: strength, speed, flexibility, balance and coordination.

In the video below, we see Brett giving some advice on practicing basics.