“Art, game, philosophy, fight, dance, tradition, music, theater, acrobatics, etc”
Capoeira is an interaction between members of a group exploring diverse flows of conversation, exchange and play.
It can take the shape of a game, a dance or a combat, depending on how you feel drawn to the music.
Capoeira is a philosophy that frees oneself from social and body constraints.
Learning Capoeira is an unending process, but a complete one that makes you blossom as an individual.
Level of Difficulty – 5
- A stronger immune system – the body’s ability to fight disease is improved.
- Children are less prone to colds, allergies, and diseases including cancer.
- A reduction of type 2 diabetes caused by increased insulin sensitivity and improved carbohydrate metabolism.
- Capoeira decreases anxiety, reduces depression, improves mood and outlook in children.
- Children learn planning and strategy by performing on the road.
- Capoeira helps children deal with social issues and teaches respect for friends and opponents.
Science Behind Capoeira
Music is an essential part of Capoeira, fulfilling multiple roles: it gives energy to the players, directs the speed and style of the game on the road, and orally transmits information and knowledge.
Typically the music is a mix of instruments and singing. The rhythm is controlled by a berimbau. Capoeira instruments are disposed of in a row called bacteria. It is traditionally formed by three berimbaus, two pandeiros, one Ata Baque, one agogô and one ganzá. The berimbau is the leading instrument, determining the tempo and style of the music and game playing. As the capoeiristas change their playing style, it sets the game’s speed, style, and aggressiveness, it is truly the music that drives a capoeira game.