What is capoeira?

Capoeira is part martial arts, part acrobatics, part dance, and part music...difficult to describe and amazing to experience.

What are classes like?

After an energetic warm-up and light stretching, students will practice capoeira movements individually and in sequences with partners. 


Conditioning is based on capoeira 

movements.  Classes will also include instruction in Portuguese language, Afro-Brazilian instruments, and singing capoeira music.  Monthly, all levels combine for an open "roda," an improvised capoeira game that brings all the elements of the sport together.

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How old do children need to be to participate in classes?

Capoeira kids classes are available for children ages 5 and up.  Children 8 years old and older can join a family class.


What are family classes?

Family classes give both children and adults the opportunity to train together.  Children are not required to have a parent take class with them, but about 70% of our current youth students have one or both parents joining them for training.  We are proud to help families strengthen relationships as they build capoeira skills.


Is there ranking in capoeira?

Yes.  Similar to the belt systems in traditional martial arts like Karate or Taekwondo, there is a colored "cord" system in capoeira.  The colors of the cords are based on the colors of the Brazilian flag.  Students advance in rank at a traditional ceremony called the "batizado" held semi-annually.

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Can I do this?

Yes.  We'll be honest, capoeira is hard.  Students train a variety of disciplines.  Capoeira movements are challenging.  But, at Brazilian Capoeira, we believe that the challenge is part of what makes capoeira so engaging.  

You don't need to have any specific level of fitness or musical or acrobatic experience to start capoeira.  You do need to have a good attitude and a willingness to try to things and to step out of your comfort zone.

We believe you can use capoeira to build your fitness, your music and language skills, and your cultural awareness.  You'll be surprised what you can accomplish.

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