Capoeira is Brazil’s fast and graceful African-Brazilian art form, which blends dance, martial arts, and acrobatics into one beautiful art like no other. The martial art was created by Africans brought to Brazil from many parts of Africa as a means of self-protection and as a way to fight for their own freedom. During its early years, Capoeira was disguised as a dance in order to be practiced openly. Today, Capoeira is widely known and practiced in more than 60 nations around the world.
Professor Sabia teaches a beginner capoeira class at PMT Dance Studio, 69 West 14th Street, NYC.
Single class is $16
Please wear loose fitting clothing for this African-Brazilian martial arts.
About Professor Sabia
Known as Sabiá to most friends, family and the capoeira community, Fabiano Pinheiro was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and received his capoeira apelido at the tender age of 9. Sabiá started his martial arts journey training under the supervision of Mestre Jelon Vieira with Grupo Capoeira Brasil in Salvador. Sabiá received his Instructor rank in 2005.
Immigrating to the New York City in 2003, Sabiá has uses capoeira as a vehicle to enrich the lives of youth practitioners at KIPP AMP Academy in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. As one of the founding team members of the KIPP AMP Capoeira program Professor Sabiá and Pantera (Nicole Smith) were the first to implement a fully inclusive Capoeira fitness and arts program into the Kipp charter schools system. Over the past 6 school years the KIPP AMP Capoeira program has serviced 1000 students in batizados and changing of cord ceremonies. Instructor Sabiá is currently a full time Capoeira Physical Education teacher for almost 7 years working with ages 9-15 years old.