Capoeira Angola, an ancient martial art of African origin, is one of the many cultural weapons used to break the chains of enslavement in Brazil. Played close to the ground, Capoeira Angola combines fluid, dance-like movements with kicks, head butts, tripping sweeps and the appearance of playfulness or vulnerability. Music is played on traditional instruments to accompany the players, to teach the rhythmic heart of the art, and also to mask its power. In the eyes of the enslavers it appeared to be a joking and playful acrobatic dance, but eventually its power was realized and Capoeira was outlawed. Death was the penalty paid by those caught playing Capoeira during the slavery era. For almost 400 years Capoeira Angola was taught and practiced in secret, and only in the 1930's did this African martial art become legal to teach and practice.


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https://joaogrande.org/
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Classes & Events

Days Location Class Type Time
Monday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Tuesday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira Class 08:00 - 10:00
Thursday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Friday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Sunday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 10:00 - 12:00
Sunday Capoeira Angola Center Roda 14:00 - 19:00

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Capoeira Angola, an ancient martial art of African origin, is one of the many cultural weapons used to break the chains of enslavement in Brazil. Played close to the ground, Capoeira Angola combines fluid, dance-like movements with kicks, head butts, tripping sweeps and the appearance of playfulness or vulnerability. Music is played on traditional instruments to accompany the players, to teach the rhythmic heart of the art, and also to mask its power. In the eyes of the enslavers it appeared to be a joking and playful acrobatic dance, but eventually its power was realized and Capoeira was outlawed. Death was the penalty paid by those caught playing Capoeira during the slavery era. For almost 400 years Capoeira Angola was taught and practiced in secret, and only in the 1930's did this African martial art become legal to teach and practice.


Contact Information

Classes & Events

Days Location Class Type Time
Monday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Tuesday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira Class 08:00 - 10:00
Thursday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Friday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 18:30 - 20:30
Sunday Capoeira Angola Center Capoeira For Adults 10:00 - 12:00
Sunday Capoeira Angola Center Roda 14:00 - 19:00

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