Learn Capoeira

Learn Capoeira

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art, game and dance, developed by africans enslaved in Brazil during the 17th Century. Capoeira practicioners stand in a circle (roda) and take turns playing music and sparring. In the capoeira video section you can also find some video instructions.

Style description: Capoeira

  • Sparring includes groundwork to the music, kicks, different strikes, sweeps, throws, escaping techniques and difficult acrobatics (flips etc).
  • The players have to fight to the rhytmus "Toque" without stopping.
    The instruments used to play the music are called: Berimbau, Atabaque and Pandeiro.
  • There are 3 different capoeira styles:
    Capoeira Angola (Mestre Pastinha - more traditional)
    Capoeira Regional (Mestre Bimba) and
    Capoeira Contemporãnea (competetive - similar to wushu "Dui Da" Competitions - not like contact sports)

Trainer advice: Capoeira

  • Gymnastics or wushu background can be very helpful for capoeira.