Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art which includes elements of physical and mental strength, beauty and power. It encompasses a vast spectrum of movement and culture; it incorporates kicks, ground movements, self-defense, acrobatics, music and tradition. It is played in a circle with two members engaging in various attacks and defenses while maintaining a melodic fluidity. These movements are driven by the rhythms emanating from the roda’s instruments and vocal song.
Capoeira can be learned and practiced by anyone regardless of gender, age or physical limitations and its benefits are evident in all who take up its practice.