What is Capoeira?


Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art, which combines elements of music, dance, acrobatics, attacks, and counterattacks in a flowing “jogo” or game. This artform was developed by African slaves in Brazil over 400 years ago, in their struggle for freedom and survival. Capoeira is played inside a circle, called the roda, and there is a dialogue between the players. The rhythm, which dictates the nature and speed of the game, is formed by several important instruments, called the berimbau, atabaque, pandeiro, and agogo, as well as clapping and singing by the other players in the roda. 

​Once prohibited, Capoeira is now one of the most popular sports in Brazil, and was recently named part of the national heritage of the country. Today it is played by men, women and children of all ages, races, cultures, and backgrounds in countries all around the world. It is one of the largest instruments to spread knowledge of the Portuguese language and promotes strength, flexibility, agility, musicality, respect, perception, and emotional well-being. As an exceptional workout for both the body and mind, Capoeira really does have something for everyone!

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