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Capoeira Angola Ottawa

Capoeira Angola Ottawa

Capoeira Angola is a physically and intellectually challenging Afro-Brazilian art. It was born as African slaves sought solace in song and a peculiar fusion of dance and a playful use of traditional movements from various African martial arts.

The result is a physical strategy game with deep cultural roots. It challenges us to slow down and make a connection with another human being and through a dialogue of movement, build a beautiful game with them.

It is often said it takes 10,000 repetitions to master a given skill, which echos a truth that has never been forgotten in many traditional styles. Our practice typically involves high repetition technical work followed by partner drills or play and music.

ABOUT OUR GROUP
The Ottawa-Gatineau chapter of "Grupo de Capoeira Semente do Jogo de Angola" has existed since 2003. Classes are led by students of Mestre Jogo de Dentro (Salvador, Brazil), a renowned Capoeira Angola master and founder of the group, and Mestre Colette (Montreal, Quebec).

WHAT TO BRING
Soft soled shoes, workout clothes (ideally white but we aren't picky) and water.

Students of all levels are welcome. First class is free. There is no start or end of season and classes are for all students regardless of their level of experience.

http://www.capoeiraottawa.ca

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Upcoming events (5+)

Capoeira Angola Workshop

Ottawa

Unfortunately we need to take a temporary hiatus from our weekly Capoeira Angola training schedule. Our group has been happily renting space at the Jack Purcell Center for the last 5 years. At the beginning of this month, our rental rate was increased by 450% and unfortunately this means that as a group we can no longer afford the space. We are working to rectify the situation but in the short term, training at Jack Purcell is cancelled. We will update Meetup once training resumes. You can also check out our groups FB for updates; https://www.facebook.com/GrupoCapoeiraSementeJogoDeAngolaOttawa We look forward to training with you again soon. Obrigado! - Grupo de Capoeira Semente do Jogo de Angola - Ottawa-Gatineau -------------------------------------------- A great workout! Every skill level welcome! Wear shoes (sneakers). We train every Sunday 3-5pm and Tuesday 7-9pm. Come train this beautiful Afro- Brazilian martial art dance-fight-game. Non-competitive and friendly. A mix of cardio, resistance, balance and flexibility training. Test endurance and perseverance. Explore calisthenic and acrobatic movement. Flexible training program -- you can adjust the movements to your level of fitness and ability at all times, and you can also grow and challenge yourself every time. More advanced exercises can be really hard! You don't have to do them the first time around! Don't be surprised if you are not splendid at it at first, but I promise you, you can get better! The key is showing up :-) . Expect to sweat, tons, everyone does. Capoeira Angola is a physically and intellectually challenging Afro-Brazilian art. It is a physicaly strategic game with deep cultural roots. It challenges us to slow down and make a connection with another human being and through a dialogue of movement, build a beautiful game with them. It is often said it takes 10,000 repetitions to master a given skill, which echos a truth that has never been forgotten in many traditional styles. Our practice typically involves high repetition technical work followed by partner drills or play and music. ABOUT OUR LOCAL GROUP The Ottawa-Gatineau chapter of "Grupo de Capoeira Semente do Jogo de Angola" has existed since 2003, led by Alex Stephens a student of Mestre Jogo de Dentro (Salvador, Brazil), a renowned Capoeira Angola master and founder of the group, and Mestre Colette (Montreal, Quebec). WHAT TO BRING Soft soled shoes (sneakers) and workout clothes (ideally white but we aren't picky). Students of all levels are welcome. First class is free. There is no start or end of season and classes are for all students regardless of their level of experience. www.capoeiraottawa.ca (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.capoeiraottawa.ca%2F&h=jAQHuLk3j&enc=AZMFP5rvaMcrUIuIjMb70Bde5hzONb0pTSwAHQQSiH2s7rAfzlKHgQfv5tHGUJok0_Q&s=1)

Capoeira Angola Workshop

Ottawa

Unfortunately we need to take a temporary hiatus from our weekly Capoeira Angola training schedule. Our group has been happily renting space at the Jack Purcell Center for the last 5 years. At the beginning of this month, our rental rate was increased by 450% and unfortunately this means that as a group we can no longer afford the space. We are working to rectify the situation but in the short term, training at Jack Purcell is cancelled. We will update Meetup once training resumes. You can also check out our groups FB for updates; https://www.facebook.com/GrupoCapoeiraSementeJogoDeAngolaOttawa We look forward to training with you again soon. Obrigado! - Grupo de Capoeira Semente do Jogo de Angola - Ottawa-Gatineau -------------------------------------------- A great workout! Every skill level welcome! Wear shoes (sneakers). We train every Sunday 3-5pm and Tuesday 7-9pm. Come train this beautiful Afro- Brazilian martial art dance-fight-game. Non-competitive and friendly. A mix of cardio, resistance, balance and flexibility training. Test endurance and perseverance. Explore calisthenic and acrobatic movement. Flexible training program -- you can adjust the movements to your level of fitness and ability at all times, and you can also grow and challenge yourself every time. More advanced exercises can be really hard! You don't have to do them the first time around! Don't be surprised if you are not splendid at it at first, but I promise you, you can get better! The key is showing up :-) . Expect to sweat, tons, everyone does. Capoeira Angola is a physically and intellectually challenging Afro-Brazilian art. It is a physicaly strategic game with deep cultural roots. It challenges us to slow down and make a connection with another human being and through a dialogue of movement, build a beautiful game with them. It is often said it takes 10,000 repetitions to master a given skill, which echos a truth that has never been forgotten in many traditional styles. Our practice typically involves high repetition technical work followed by partner drills or play and music. ABOUT OUR LOCAL GROUP The Ottawa-Gatineau chapter of "Grupo de Capoeira Semente do Jogo de Angola" has existed since 2003, led by Alex Stephens a student of Mestre Jogo de Dentro (Salvador, Brazil), a renowned Capoeira Angola master and founder of the group, and Mestre Colette (Montreal, Quebec). WHAT TO BRING Soft soled shoes (sneakers) and workout clothes (ideally white but we aren't picky). Students of all levels are welcome. First class is free. There is no start or end of season and classes are for all students regardless of their level of experience. www.capoeiraottawa.ca (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.capoeiraottawa.ca%2F&h=jAQHuLk3j&enc=AZMFP5rvaMcrUIuIjMb70Bde5hzONb0pTSwAHQQSiH2s7rAfzlKHgQfv5tHGUJok0_Q&s=1)

Capoeira Angola Workshop

Ottawa

Unfortunately we need to take a temporary hiatus from our weekly Capoeira Angola training schedule. Our group has been happily renting space at the Jack Purcell Center for the last 5 years. At the beginning of this month, our rental rate was increased by 450% and unfortunately this means that as a group we can no longer afford the space. We are working to rectify the situation but in the short term, training at Jack Purcell is cancelled. We will update Meetup once training resumes. You can also check out our groups FB for updates; https://www.facebook.com/GrupoCapoeiraSementeJogoDeAngolaOttawa We look forward to training with you again soon. Obrigado! - Grupo de Capoeira Semente do Jogo de Angola - Ottawa-Gatineau -------------------------------------------- A great workout! Every skill level welcome! Wear shoes (sneakers). We train every Sunday 3-5pm and Tuesday 7-9pm. Come train this beautiful Afro- Brazilian martial art dance-fight-game. Non-competitive and friendly. A mix of cardio, resistance, balance and flexibility training. Test endurance and perseverance. Explore calisthenic and acrobatic movement. Flexible training program -- you can adjust the movements to your level of fitness and ability at all times, and you can also grow and challenge yourself every time. More advanced exercises can be really hard! You don't have to do them the first time around! Don't be surprised if you are not splendid at it at first, but I promise you, you can get better! The key is showing up :-) . Expect to sweat, tons, everyone does. Capoeira Angola is a physically and intellectually challenging Afro-Brazilian art. It is a physicaly strategic game with deep cultural roots. It challenges us to slow down and make a connection with another human being and through a dialogue of movement, build a beautiful game with them. It is often said it takes 10,000 repetitions to master a given skill, which echos a truth that has never been forgotten in many traditional styles. Our practice typically involves high repetition technical work followed by partner drills or play and music. ABOUT OUR LOCAL GROUP The Ottawa-Gatineau chapter of "Grupo de Capoeira Semente do Jogo de Angola" has existed since 2003, led by Alex Stephens a student of Mestre Jogo de Dentro (Salvador, Brazil), a renowned Capoeira Angola master and founder of the group, and Mestre Colette (Montreal, Quebec). WHAT TO BRING Soft soled shoes (sneakers) and workout clothes (ideally white but we aren't picky). Students of all levels are welcome. First class is free. There is no start or end of season and classes are for all students regardless of their level of experience. www.capoeiraottawa.ca (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.capoeiraottawa.ca%2F&h=jAQHuLk3j&enc=AZMFP5rvaMcrUIuIjMb70Bde5hzONb0pTSwAHQQSiH2s7rAfzlKHgQfv5tHGUJok0_Q&s=1)

Capoeira Angola Workshop

Ottawa

Unfortunately we need to take a temporary hiatus from our weekly Capoeira Angola training schedule. Our group has been happily renting space at the Jack Purcell Center for the last 5 years. At the beginning of this month, our rental rate was increased by 450% and unfortunately this means that as a group we can no longer afford the space. We are working to rectify the situation but in the short term, training at Jack Purcell is cancelled. We will update Meetup once training resumes. You can also check out our groups FB for updates; https://www.facebook.com/GrupoCapoeiraSementeJogoDeAngolaOttawa We look forward to training with you again soon. Obrigado! - Grupo de Capoeira Semente do Jogo de Angola - Ottawa-Gatineau -------------------------------------------- A great workout! Every skill level welcome! Wear shoes (sneakers). We train every Sunday 3-5pm and Tuesday 7-9pm. Come train this beautiful Afro- Brazilian martial art dance-fight-game. Non-competitive and friendly. A mix of cardio, resistance, balance and flexibility training. Test endurance and perseverance. Explore calisthenic and acrobatic movement. Flexible training program -- you can adjust the movements to your level of fitness and ability at all times, and you can also grow and challenge yourself every time. More advanced exercises can be really hard! You don't have to do them the first time around! Don't be surprised if you are not splendid at it at first, but I promise you, you can get better! The key is showing up :-) . Expect to sweat, tons, everyone does. Capoeira Angola is a physically and intellectually challenging Afro-Brazilian art. It is a physicaly strategic game with deep cultural roots. It challenges us to slow down and make a connection with another human being and through a dialogue of movement, build a beautiful game with them. It is often said it takes 10,000 repetitions to master a given skill, which echos a truth that has never been forgotten in many traditional styles. Our practice typically involves high repetition technical work followed by partner drills or play and music. ABOUT OUR LOCAL GROUP The Ottawa-Gatineau chapter of "Grupo de Capoeira Semente do Jogo de Angola" has existed since 2003, led by Alex Stephens a student of Mestre Jogo de Dentro (Salvador, Brazil), a renowned Capoeira Angola master and founder of the group, and Mestre Colette (Montreal, Quebec). WHAT TO BRING Soft soled shoes (sneakers) and workout clothes (ideally white but we aren't picky). Students of all levels are welcome. First class is free. There is no start or end of season and classes are for all students regardless of their level of experience. www.capoeiraottawa.ca (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.capoeiraottawa.ca%2F&h=jAQHuLk3j&enc=AZMFP5rvaMcrUIuIjMb70Bde5hzONb0pTSwAHQQSiH2s7rAfzlKHgQfv5tHGUJok0_Q&s=1)

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Capoeira Angola Workshop

Ottawa

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