What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its acrobatic and complex maneuvers, often involving hands on the ground and inverted kicks.

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Benefits of Capoeira

Capoeira is performed by incorporating acrobatics, music and dance into self-defense moves. There are many benefits to participating in Capoeira and it is not just good for your body but also has been shown to develop social and emotional benefits.

Strength:
Physical development of strength in the upper body and engaging the core and abdominals are all part of this exercise.

Flexibility:
The strenuous routines promote flexibility in body, almost at par with Yoga. Even if you are not an expert in Capoeira, you will still feel the increase in flexibility of the body.

Stamina:
Unlike many other sports, Capoeira engages muscle groups in unique ways. All the routines require a lot of energy to coordinate with the group. All these factors, in addition to repetitive movements, make Capoeira an intense cardio exercise.

Coordination:
Capoeira is unique in a way that all the movements are followed like a dance routine. All the movements are well coordinated and make you move gracefully and smoothly between the different Capoeira styles.

Speed:
The main essence of performing Capoeira is to do all the movements fluidly in a very short amount of time.

Balance:
Capoeira teaches body to control instant and complex movements and to achieve this you need to develop your balance.

However there are also benefits for participants that include:

Stress Reduction:
Performing the fluid movements to a sound track relaxes the body and the mind completely.

Self Expression:
As there is a dance aspect in Capoeira, it becomes an excellent form of self-expression.

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Proactivity Capoeira

The art of capoeira is a popular Proactivity program and is used by schools and community groups to engage participants in a different form of exercise and dance that is fun and offers individuals a way to develop their fitness and enhance their coordination.

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