Carioca Capoeira Baltimore

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Carioca Capoeira Baltimore-Capoeira Seminar



Join us for a FREE Capoeira seminar at Baltimore Martial Arts on Saturday October 17th 1-3PM.


This seminar is open to adults and children and is an introduction to Capoeira, a new program that will soon be offered at Baltimore Martial Arts.


Classes for children and adults are forming soon!

Call us at 410-465-7799 for more information and/or to register for our October's Seminar.



What is Capoeira?


Capoeira is the Afro-Brazilian martial art that takes its roots during the colonial era of Brazil. Capoeira combines music, dance, acrobatics, play and martial elements into a dynamic ritual fight.


The details of capoeira’s origins and early history are still a matter of debate among historians, but it is clear that African slaves played a crucial role in the development of the art form. Capoeira differs from other Martial Arts because of the strong African and Brazilian components: the rhythm of the music, the call and response of the songs, and the Ginga, the mobile guard of Capoeira that resembles dance steps. Capoeira is a delightful sight, fun, relaxing, and empowering. Capoeira is an energetic, the game or dance, played in a circle with musical accompaniment, in which two players try to take each other down, or otherwise dominate each other, whilst showing a mastery of movement.


The players evade touching any part of the body to the ground excluding the hands, feet, and head. Becoming skilled demands long-term training. Full involvement requires learning how to play instruments, as well as learning the necessary movement skills.


Capoeira Classes for Adults and Children

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