We are very fond of Capoeira for several reasons, and last November, we went to an event, called Batizado, or baptism, and met a group called Capoeira Brooklyn for those interested in learning it!
"It is said that Capoeira is a child conceived in Africa and born and raised in Brazil. Originally outlawed in Brazil, the art of Capoeira was created and practiced by Africans forcibly brought to Brazil during the slave trade as a form of combating their oppression. Dance-like movements, instruments and singing disguised the martial nature of the art from the Portuguese slave masters.
Capoeira continued to be illegal in Brazil until the 1930’s when it was taken off the streets and brought into the classroom. Today Capoeira is a both legal and very popular in Brazil and throughout the world. On July 15th, 2008, Capoeira was officially recognized as a culturally preserved art by the Brazilian government’s Department of Culture. It is a rich and multi-dimensional art that teaches culture, language, music and encompasses a complete body workout.”
I’m sure you’ll just love it. What can be better than getting fit, mentally balance, with great capoeira music!?
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday classes are held at Way of Action 316 7th St at 5th Ave in Brooklyn, 2nd Floor.
Monday Kids & Wednesday Adult classes are held @PowerPlay 432 3rd Avenue @ 7th St in Brooklyn.
Credit: Courtesy of Capoeira Brooklyn