Kapoeira Angola Adults
This is the 1st form of the Afro Brazilian martial art called Capoeira Angola. A different approach to Martial Arts.
Kapoeira spelled in Angola, West Africa Its presence in Brasil dates back to the 1500's with the African Slave trade. This new art form of Capoeira came with them as part of their indigenous culture. Capoeira was originally an Angola, "Zebra dance", used to train young men that exhibited great strength and endurance. As a "Rights of passage", the young men who past these tests were then groomed for position of authority within their tribe or clan. The dance pantomimed the fighting movements of animals namely the Zebra. Capoeira got its name from Brasilians meaning "to mimic or dance like a chicken or rooster". As an effort to preserve this art form, the African slaves camouflaged the martial art by practicing it with drums and singing as if it were a dance, as it is still practiced today. As a result the men doing it could perform the secret art openly about their slave quarters with their masters looking on somewhat amused at a "dance" in which two opponents would seemingly do acrobatics and kick at each other with their feet.
Goals and Benefits for the Participants -By participating in these classes the student will learn:- awareness and self-determination - conservative breathing techniques- achieve flexibility and agility- reduce the fear of falling to the floor- control of opponents energy with deceptive movements- increase upper body strength - increase mental and physical discipline- self-control of your aggressive emotions- development of brother and sisterhood- various musical and singing skills - how to control violence and aggression