What is Capoeira?
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form. It was created in Brazil over 500 years ago as a fusion of cultures, rituals and traditions during the time of slavery. As Capoeira changed over time, it was disguised as a dance and then used as a tool to help free slaves from their oppressors. Today, Capoeira is considered one of Brazil’s national sports and is practiced in almost every country around the world.
Class Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:00pm
First Class: September 22nd
Location: Your own home!
What to wear: A t-shirt and athletic pants or yoga type pants. Wear Capoeira uniform if your child has one. Please bring water bottle and go to restroom BEFORE class.
Attendance Policy: Consistent attendance fosters growth. Capoeira cords are awarded at the end of each academic year to those who complete a FULL ACADEMIC YEAR of training.
Testing Days: On testing days, students will be assessed on 8 basic elements of Capoeira: Ginga, Escapes, Kicks, Movements, Roda, Partner Sequences, the Portuguese language and Music. Testing days are twice yearly. Dates TBA.
Safety: SAFETY IS VERY IMPORTANT. Make sure that your child has a space clear for kicking and moving around. Always be aware of your surroundings when training a martial art or participating in any exercise program!