Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which mixes several
elements: martial arts, music, dance, acrobatics and culture.
Africans brought to Brazil as slaves back in the 1600’s and initially was
simply their way of defending themselves and try to escape for freedom. Soon,
they creatively developed a way to train right in front of the oppressor eyes
without been noticed…
They mixed and disguised their train with their culture, music
and dance, this way they could not only practice their fighting skills but also
enjoy and express the feelings, emotions and culture suppressed in their hearts
transforming sadness into joy.
1600 hundreds to now the Capoeira art form developed enormously, spread over
the 5 continents and now it is present in many countries with easily over a
hundred thousand of practitioners. This art form has the focus on happiness,
expression of the self and personal development: physical, mental and emotional
affecting the whole human been.
Kids & Adults
Capoeira Classes Routines...
kids class as well as an adult class includes: stretching, warm up, practice of the basic dance steps of
Capoeira, dodge movements, kicks, acrobatics, music, involving instruments
playing and singing- and also some of the culture with stories, words, songs in
Portuguese and lots of simple and fun educational games and positive challenges for all ages; all in the
same class!!! As you can see, Capoeira is a full package for kids and adults – naturally - including many classes in
one and for the cost of one class only!
Music Inspires Learning
music is present every class! There is no Capoeira without music and even if
there is no actual music the player should be imagining a rhythm, a cadence to
perform his art.
Music plays an important role in
every child’s specially, but in every persons general development. Beginning at birth, music stimulates the brain and
provides a platform for listening, for languages and for creativity; research
shows that children who play an instrument excel academically, including
scoring higher on standardized tests.
Studies have shown that playing a
musical instrument can measurably enhance a child’s intellectual development:
it engages imagination and creativity; promotes concentration and memory retention;
develops abstract reasoning skills; sharpens problem-solving skills and
emotional development; boosts self-confidence; builds self-discipline; makes
learning fun; and as physical developments- sharpens hand-eye coordination; hones
sense of rhythm; stimulates social interaction and encourages self expression;
builds relationships with peers bringing people together.
Thank you very much,
Instructor Massape, your
Capoeira Luanda studio in San Diego.