Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that intertwines elements of martial arts, acrobatics, dance, and music. It originated from the fusion of different cultures and was developed by African slaves in Brazil as an expression of their desire for freedom. Over time, it has evolved into several styles and forms, but regardless of the style, capoeira represents a dialogue of movements, a game of wit accompanied by rhythm and positive energy. It has become a unique ritual of the modern era and a skill that develops the entire body while transcending gender, age, and race differences.
Capoeira for children influences balanced growth and development in children of all ages. It enhances motor skills, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and a sense of rhythm and musicality. Due to its non-violent and non-competitive nature, which is a primary characteristic of capoeira, it also promotes the development of social skills: confidence, perseverance, discipline, teamwork, and collaboration. Groups for children are divided by age, and participation in training is possible from the age of 4.
In the multitude of activities for children that you, as a parent, can choose from, you are undoubtedly interested in the advantages of training capoeira. Read the six most important reasons to choose capoeira for the happy and successful development of your child here.
Capoeira for children with difficulties is designed for children with autism spectrum disorder. The group meets once a week, and each cycle lasts for a month, with the possibility of joining at the beginning of the cycle, depending on group availability. The maximum number of children in the group is six. The sessions include individual assistance to participants. Read more about the program here. For information on inclusion possibilities, contact us directly.
Capoeira for adults is open to everyone from 15 to 115 years old, should you so decide. We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Beginner capoeira focuses on basic movements and the technique of individual movements. Starting from basic movements, we progress to fluidity and connecting movements. It is intended for absolute beginners as well as more advanced capoeiristas who want to perfect their base and fundamentals. Intermediate and advanced capoeira is a physically and mentally demanding training for experienced capoeiristas, focusing on game technique/various types of games/endurance in capoeira games. Previous experience in capoeira is necessary (at least one year of active training). In the intermediate group, we also begin playing instruments and learning all the elements essential to the roda (roda = the circle in which capoeira is played).
Capoeira for children and parents strengthens your relationships, making them stronger and healthier. Through it, you work on mutual trust. In addition to moving your own body, you will spend quality time with your child, learn new movements, and most importantly—have a great time. We conduct workshops on a monthly or bimonthly basis, with a limited number of participants. For information about upcoming workshops, follow our news or sign up for our newsletter.
While waiting for the next workshop, you can watch several short videos where Anđa and Šimun show you how to play capoeira with your child.
Play. Learn. Evolve. “Amazonas’s” slogan is the hallmark of Amazonas Capoeira. Our Mestre’s roots (Mestre Pontape) are in the street capoeira of Rio de Janeiro, and today we nurture different capoeira styles and explore various capoeira traditions.