What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is a martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, dance and rituals in a very elegant and magnetic way. Performed by two people, it is often called “Capoeira game {Jogo}” that is played, not a fight. Capoeira is always played with a smile on face symbolizing that the Capoeiristas are not afraid from the danger that is coming.

 

There are two major styles of capoeira:

Regional (pronounced “heh-jional”) :  Capoeira regional was developed by Mestre (“master”) Bimba, and is considered to be faster paced, flashier, and more similar to other martial arts.

Angola: Mestre Pastinha, maintains the reputation of being the “true”, traditional form of capoeira, which includes extremely slow as well as extremely quick movements, fewer acrobatics, and much closer games.

 

The uniqueness of Capoeira will give your body physical strength, power and flexibility and your mind self-confidence, concentration, courage and creativity.

Many say that Capoeira is one of the best things that happened in their life. However, the only way to truly understand the magnetism of Capoeira is to see it and try it yourself.