A great workout! Every skill level welcome! Wear shoes (sneakers).
We train every Sunday 3-5pm and Tuesday 7-9pm.
Come train! An amazing full-body workout.
It's a game! It's a fight! It's a dance!
A Brazilian dance-fight-game. Non-competitive and friendly.
Note that sometimes we meet at 6 pm on Tuesdays, and we learn and practice Capoeira music. Please let the organizers know if you intend to attend this informal music lesson.
Overall, in our classes, you never have to memorize a sequence of movements, it is improvised every time. A mix of cardio, resistance, balance and flexibility training. Teaches you endurance and perseverance. Gives you confidence. A bit of calisthenics- and acrobatics- type movements. 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 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 (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.