|OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: CAPOEIRA LESSONS IN RIO DE JANEIRO||
Speak to anyone who has ever been a part of a Capoeira 'roda' and you’ll see their eyes light up at the mention of this powerful, extremely Brazilian and sometimes spiritual martial art... You can do these Capoeira lessons concurrent with your main project. The course consists of 4 hours per week, but you have an option to do more lessons per week if you'd like to.
PRICE: £70 for the first week, then £25 per week for each
additional week, plus one-off cost of £40 for your uniform
Capoeira is not only a martial art, a dance and an art form steeped in Afro-Brazilian culture... Capoeira is a language, a form of self expression and an avenue which will help you to find a new freedom inside yourself. It’s also the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Brazilian culture. If you enjoyed running about as a child, flipping upside down, jumping around and playing games with your friends, you will love Capoeira. The basic moves are simple and with a little practice they are easy to learn.
Capoeira is a discipline that requires great flexibility, strength, rhythm and physical control based upon the principles of spontaneity, energy, interaction and trickery. Yet capoeira is also about freedom, the freedom to move, to interact, to communicate and to be, without limitations. Capoeira teaches you about yourself and about life from its own unique perspective. Capoeira is extremely social and you will meet many interesting people through this art.
Beginner? – YES YOU CAN!
Capoeira is good for everyone. The first time you experience capoeira (probably as an open mouthed passer-by on a sunny afternoon somewhere), it seizes you. Its intoxicating energy, skill and beauty captures your attention and stays in your imagination until the next time. It might also strike you as intimidating and something that you yourself could never do. This is not true! After a few classes you'll feel confident about using your new abilities.
"Capoeira is a completely unique Brazilian art-form. The two players try and outsmart each other, avoiding incoming kicks and transforming their defenses to attack from different angles. The spectators stand around the players playing the music that dictates the style and pace of the game, all the while singing songs that recall Capoeira's past history and culture. Capoeira has evolved over hundreds of years, assimilating elements of modern martial arts whilst retaining its cultural heritage and influences to produce a dazzling show of skill and interaction." Amazonas Brighton
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