SUNDAYS: 12:30 to 2 pm
Capoeira is an exciting combination of martial arts, music, dance and gymnastics. Developed by African slaves in Brazil centuries ago, today Capoeira is practised by adults and children all over the world.
Musical instruments include the berimbau (a bowed, percussion instrument that directs the speed of the Capoeira “game”); the pandeiro, similar to a tambourine; the cow bell, or Agogo; and the conga-like drum, the atabaque.
TEEN & ADULT
In the adult class, students will learn to perform the basic movements required under the Capoeira Narahari system, to acquire their respective belts. They become skilled at recognizing and playing a variety of rhythms on traditional percussive instruments that accompany the Capoeira game, or “jogo”. The class will give students a basic knowledge of the history of Capoeira, its origins within African slave communities in Brazil, and of the Capoeira Narahari System developed by Mestre Beiçola.