What is Capoeira?
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that was developed hundreds of years ago by the African slaves in Brazil. It is a beautiful and rich culture which includes not only kicks and takedowns, but also acrobatics, dances, and cultural movements. All of this is accompanied by traditional musical instruments and songs.
Capoeira gives you the tools you need to face the storms in life. This self-awareness allows you to make the best decisions in stressful situations, and to defend yourself when needed. Above everything, we value personal progression, family ties, and strong community. Ours is a welcoming community that will help you and your family discover how powerful and amazing you really are. Capoeira encourages us to work hard and be dedicated while having fun and building life-long friendships. We can't wait to have you as part of our family!
What is Brazilian Capoeira?
There is no one answer to this question. Capoeira is a rich and amazing culture with many aspects to it. Because of this, it molds those who train it into strong, balanced, and well-rounded individuals.
Benefits of Training Brazilian Capoeira
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Capoeira provides various styles of movement which develop focus, coordination, flexibility, and strength. It provides an entertaining workout and an energetic outlet.
The movement and game style of capoeira helps to develop creativity, endurance, and mental agility. The culture of capoeira helps to develop mental discipline, leadership skills, respect, and healthy decision making practices. Also, the musical aspect of Capoeira helps to develop musicality, rhythm, and language skills.
Capoeira provides an emotional outlet, a family-like community, and a healthy habit of movement and exercise. Since capoeira is played as a game, watching, playing, and generally participating in capoeira is fun and exciting!
Training capoeira with others helps develop confidence, respect, and healthy interpersonal connections. The game-like style of Capoeira encourages the development of teamwork and camaraderie.
Staying close as a family is hard to do. Training capoeira as a family allows siblings and parents to connect with each other and have fun together. Capoeira helps open the lines of communication and break down barriers between family members, allowing them to build stronger relationships.
Capoeira can improve your quality of life. Come find out how!
South East Idaho Capoeira
1) We try our best to be punctual by arriving 10 minutes early to class: This allows the class to start on time and reduces interruptions.
2) We strive to be unified in our training by wearing our uniforms whenever possible: This includes the uniform shirt, uniform pants, and ranking cord (the cord should be tied properly and should hang from the right hip).
3) When we are in uniform, we are representing our studio. We work to be respectful and refrain from the following while in uniform and/or in the studio:
Drug or Alcohol Consumption
4) We do our best to respect our fellow students and teachers: We are all working together to become better people. We give each other the benefit of the doubt and try to always bring a good attitude to class!