FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is Capoeira often referred to as “Brazilian dance fighting?”
 
Capoeira was developed to be something that could not be defined, and, hence, impossible to prohibit. Attacks and defenses were disguised to be fluid and rhythmic, and the slaves sang songs and played instruments as the danced. The art that developed became an interactive dance between two people which continues today... Learn More...
 
What kind of workout can I expect from a Capoeira class?
 
Capoeira is a physically and mentally challenging art form that is very rewarding. Because Capoeira incorporates all categories of movement, Capoeira provides one of the best aerobic and strength-building workouts available within the world of performing arts... Learn More...
 
Will Capoeira teach me how to do a cool kick, back flip, or 360 flip?
 
Capoeira is the author of some of the most spectacular acrobatics in the world. It is becoming famous for its high-flying flips, airborne spinning kicks, intricate ground movements, and more... Learn More...
 
What movies has Capoeira been featured in?
 
Capoeira’s unique movement style complete with high-flying kicks, flips, live drumming, and powerful musical rhythm has made it an instant hit with Hollywood producers and celebrities... Learn More...
 
What is the Capoeira batizado?
 
“Batizado” literally means baptism. In Capoeira, a batizado is an initiation ceremony where students have the opportunity to demonstrate their skill alongside advanced students in the Capoeira roda and be taken to the ground by a master or advanced student in celebration of their membership within their respective group or association... Learn More...
 
Why do Capoeira players often “fight” on their hands?
 
One of the reasons that Capoeira is such a unique art is because of the relationship of trust and betrayal between players... Learn More...
 
Why is it called “playing” Capoeira?
 
Though Capoeira is part martial art, dance, and cultural expression, it is above all a fun and intensensly challenging game requiring physical stamina and mental strategy... Learn More...