Rooted in the rich cultures brought to Brazil by enslaved Africans, Capoeira is a martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It is known for its quick and complex maneuvers, use of power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins and techniques.

Capoeira is a fight, a dance, and a game; a play of creativity, intuition, grace, strength, history and tradition. It is a heritage that has been persevered through centuries of marginalization and discrimination and today the art has evolved from cultural practice, to martial art to way of life. 

CAPOEIRA kick 1

The game of Capoeira is a fluid series of agile, acrobatic, and martial movements linked together to form a unique bodily conversation.

CAPOEIRA ab

These games are an intricate exchange of circular and straight kicks, escapes, sweeps, takedowns, and gymnastic flourishes. They are a highly physical and athletic experience. 

CAPOEIRA 3a

The gracefully strategic physical dialogue happens in the Roda, the circle where training manifests into games between two practitioners.

CAPOEIRA d

Music plays a central role in Capoeira. It sets the rhythm, the style of play, and the energy of a game as well creates aural space believed to provide connection to the spirit world.