Our goal is to give you the proper foundation for entering the capoeira community. The Capoeira Appetizer will introduce you to the art of Capoeira: an exciting and original experience that uniquely combines martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music. Capoeira is not only a form of exercise, it is a rich and multidimensional art that builds community, teaches language and immerses you in a vibrant culture. This series is carefully designed to prepare you to enter the ongoing Capoeira Brasil classes in Ohio.
What You Will Learn:
The Capoeira Appetizer meets every Saturday for 5 weeks. The classes focus on, the fundamental movements of Capoeira. You will learn proper defense, kicks and capoeira movements. You will be able to sing Capoeira songs and play instruments traditional to the art of capoeira. You will learn stretches and conditioning that will improve your capoeira skills and overall health. By the end of the series you will have begun to develop skills to "play" capoeira confidently.
Tips for a good work out:
Eat two hours before class so you have energy Drink water throughout the day and Bring water to stay hydrated and minimize soreness Keep a positive and open mind to learn quickly
Cultural expectations in class:
If you experienced an injury tell the instructor Wear and clean your uniform every class, if you do not have a uniform wear white Ladies, a sports bra is needed:) Arrive at class ten minutes before to: change, "barbeque" and mentally prepare During class pay attention, minimize side conversations Take corrections seriously, but not personally! There are designated times to ask questions, take advantage Ask permission to use the bathroom and drink water The teacher dismisses you, if you need to leave early, mention it before class Put your phone away, this is your time
To maximize your learning try these things outside class:
Practice stretching and conditioning techniques to prepare your body for more advanced movements Revisit techniques you have been learning, now is the time to build a proper foundation Listen to the capoeira cd often! Keep a reflective notebook of what you re learning; it creates clarity
Professor Tuzinho, a native of Minas Gerias, Brazil, has more than fifteen years of experience training and teaching capoeira. He has spent a decade building a strong and energetic community of students in New York. His passion to keep the true art of capoeira alive is engrained in each student and is demonstrated through each individual student's strong foundation in all aspects of the art of capoeira: history, clean technique and musical ability. He has a unique training approach that gives each student critical thinking skills needed to excel. He teaches capoeira workshops and performs around the world as an ambassador for Brazilian culture. He is showcased in several videos and performed for Madonna. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and daughter.
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