Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed in Brazil mainly by African descendants with native Brazilian influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known for quick and complex moves, using power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques.
In this high energy class, students will be introduced to capoeira movements that involve the entire body and help to develop strength and flexibility. Brazilian instruments and songs are also introduced. Please wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.
Professor Mico (Joshua Broadhead) started the Capoeira Academy in Gainesville Florida in 1998. Since then, he has had the privilege of teaching thousands of students throughout the US and Brazil.
He is affliated with Pathway Arts, an organization that provides high quality arts education for the Gainesville area.
Interested? Come join us February 25, 7 PM at the Headquarters Branch!
Here's a small sample of some of the capoeira material we have available. Check it out!