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Capoeira Irmandade - San Jose Meetup Group Pages

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art. Capoeira was originally practiced by the African slaves brought to Brazil by the Portuguese during nearly 500 years of slavery. The Africans brought with them their own cultures and rituals, but were not allowed to practice them. The movements were set to music and disguised to look like a dance or
acrobatic game.

Capoeira is an art that develops strength, grace, and confidence. It is a game that requires focus, commitment, constant movement and interaction. The sport attracts participants of all ages as it emphasizes on physical training, improvisation and creative self-expression.

Dance, martial arts, gymnastics, and Culture come together in this energetic Brazilian art form! As a physical practice Capoeira develops strength, endur-ance, flexibility, and coordination. As an art form, Capoeira fosters creativity, grace, and confidence.

Classes begin with a warm up, and then proceed to focus on specific training techniques and combinations. These exercises are intended to prepare the students for the roda (the circle which surrounds the game) in which two people spontaneously interlock movements fueled by the singing, clapping and instrumentation of the other
students. Its in the roda where you are free to explore your skills, your fears are faced. Stretching and flexibility exercises are done after class.

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About Capoeira Irmandade - San Jose Meetup Group October 22, 2008 11:42 AM Jeremy B.

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