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Capoeira: An Afro-Brazilian Art

“…fun class that honors traditions and fosters community. The teacher is very kind and patient with beginners, it is definitely a welcoming space. I always leave class feeling refreshed and energized.”

– Jesse, Google Review

What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance, martial arts, acrobatics, and music. Capoeira is mostly practiced like a game. The players try to outsmart or outmaneuver the other using flowing movements, acrobatics, kicks, dodges, and foot sweeps inside the circle known as the Capoeira “Roda.” Capoeira is art, music, culture, sport, education, and a life philosophy enjoyed by men, women, and children of all ages worldwide.

Why practice capoeira?

Capoeira is fun to learn and offers a variety of benefits. It is a healthy form of exercise that can help you develop more strength, endurance, flexibility, and agility and help you achieve better physical and mental balance. You can make new friends, learn self-defense and music, express yourself creatively, and learn about culture and history. With time Capoeira can become a path to knowledge, self-mastery, and liberation of one’s body and mind.

milwaukee capoeira
classes

Next Session Starts 3/2/21

Tuesdays 6–7 pm
Saturdays 10–11 am

Delaware House, 2499 S. Delaware Ave, Milwaukee WI 53207
www.delaware-house.com

Classes are taught by Prof. Steve of the Body and Movement Capoeira Angola Association, founded by Mestre Angola in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

  • Each class is limited to 6 students to allow for social distancing.
  • Masks are required during class and while inside the building.
  • Children are welcome. We ask that a parent or guardian also participate in the class with them.
  • Dress in workout pants, a t-shirt and light non-marking shoes.
  • Please be sure to arrive early so we can begin on time.

Price Options:

1 class/week = $50/month

2 classes/week = $90/month

Individual Class = $15

Ready to try capoeira?

Space is limited so don’t wait!

EXCELLENT
6 reviews on
Justin Dahmer
Justin Dahmer
16/10/2019
Verified
Great place to learn capoeira. It is a fun and friendly group. If your looking for something new I would recommend trying a class out.
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NICHOLAS DE MARSH
NICHOLAS DE MARSH
13/09/2019
Verified
Capoeira is a great workout and a fun martial arts but so much more... learn a new language (Portuguese) and a variety of musical instruments. Steve makes all of this accessible, fun and always something new. Highly recommend trying it out!
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Cotrell Wright
Cotrell Wright
13/09/2019
Verified
I got excellent lessons on history, music, martial arts and dance. Highly recommended.
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RaMoyô Bey
RaMoyô Bey
10/09/2019
Verified
Steve is thoroughly immersed in creating a fun and comfortable environment while teaching a beautiful martial art form, Capoeira Angola. Within this space you will feel like family and grow. A great learning environment for all abilities and ages.
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Natalie Ziba
Natalie Ziba
10/09/2019
Verified
Fun and challenging classes for all abilities!
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jesse jonesberg
jesse jonesberg
10/09/2019
Verified
Capoeora Milwaukee offers fun Capoeira classes that honor traditions and foster community. The teacher is very kind and patient with beginners, it is definitely a welcoming space. I always leave class feeling refreshed and energized. I highly recommend checking out this class
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faqs

Capoeira is rooted in ritual, music, and fighting traditions that enslaved Africans brought to Brazil, starting in the 16th century. Capoeira developed into a weapon of survival for many and a way to fight slavery, cultural oppression, and injustice. Over time, Capoeira evolved into a popular Brazilian cultural expression while keeping the history and traditions alive as it is passed down from generation to generation.

The “roda” or Capoeira circle is the space where we perform Capoeira. The circle is formed by the musicians, players, and spectators. The Capoeira roda was officially recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2014.

Capoeira can be useful self-defense. Capoeira increases one’s ability to anticipate and react quickly to dodge blows. It also contains numerous effective kicks, foot sweeps, and other unexpected strikes.
Music is a truly unique aspect of Capoeira. Using five percussive instruments, including the berimbau (musical bow) pandeiro (tambourine), reco-reco (scraper), agogô (bell), and atabaque (drum); we play traditional rhythms, which are accompanied by singing and chants that provide meaning, history, and commentary for the Capoeira game. Everyone is encouraged to learn the movements and music of Capoeira.

Capoeira is not hard to learn. Like most things, the more time you dedicate to it, the better you will become. Capoeira is more than just exercise or martial art – it’s an art form and takes some time, practice, and patience to develop the ability to perform it well. It’s fun to learn, so there is no need to be in a rush to know everything at once.

Questions?

Please send us a message below.

info@capoeiramilwaukee.com