Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art, which combines elements of a choreographic and acrobatics. Native to the Brazilian culture, Capoeira preaches cheerful and playful attitude. The philosophy of this type of martial art is aligned with the national customs combined with the customs of early African tribes that populated the area in the early 16th century.
Today, thousands of Capoeira schools and adepts from all over the world gather together at international events and festivals. This deadly, and yet, beautiful fighting style attracts people of all ages because of its aesthetics and adherence to old traditions.
Capoeira combat art includes many combinations of punches and kicks, as well as sweeps and dodges. The combination of deadly martial art techniques accompanied by the spectacular acrobatic movements make each professional Capoeira fight into an unforgettable event.
- Spine muscle groups workout – because of the large number of upper and lower body movement combination, Capoeira training always begins with stretching and warming spine muscles to avoid potential injuries.
- Jumping and strike combination exercises help fighters develop and maintain the balance required for using arms and leg strikes.
- Tournaments substitute standard sparring sessions. Fights are accompanied by the traditional Brazilian music, helping the fighters maintain a friendly, cheerful atmosphere.