What is capoeira?

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Capoeira is a Brazilian dance fight. Created by Brazilians during the colonial era as a symbol of resistance to their cultural oppression, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a mixture of dance, rhythm. Music and Brazilian martial arts. All muscle groups are stressed and flexibility, balance, coordination and endurance are promoted. Capoeira is therefore a holistic body workout. Capoeira is enthusiastically practiced in 150 countries around the world and has long been a global movement.


Capoeira for children

Capoeira helps children in their development. It promotes motor coordination, flexibility, good posture and muscle building. Children learn discipline, group dynamics and improve their communication through capoeira. They also learn to play theatre, dance and make music. Capoeira motivates children to play with each other and not against each other. It gives them a sense of self-esteem and helps them feel integrated into a community now and later as an adult.

Capoeira for teenagers

Even for teenagers 13 and older, it's a great way to develop a good body feeling and strong self-awareness. You will learn techniques and concepts of acrobatic movements such as salto, flac flac, handstand, headstand, rollback and bridge. Although the frame of these movements in the capoeira are different from gymnastics, the essence of the movement remains the same.

The perfect combination for socio-cultural and motor development in children and adolescents.

Capoeira and acrobatics

The beauty and plasticity of the Brazilian dance fight is created by acrobatics and stunts. A capoeira game with acrobatics only would not be complete (it would be like poorly executed Olympic gymnastics, as is usually said). In the combination of attack, defence and counter-attack, the acrobatics are very helpful. This makes the game more diverse and interesting.


Traditionally, Capoeira is used as a form of play in the so-called "Roda" (Portuguese for "circle"). The Roda consists of a circle of capoeiristas and musicians. The rhythm is created by singing together, clapping and instrumental accompaniment (mountain construction with Coxixi, Atabaque, Pandeiro and Agogô). Always two capoeiristas fight or fight. Playing in the Roda. Capoeira uses the term "game" for a fight. A roda is influenced by communal feeling, accompanied by song, instruments and the archaic force inherent in the capoeira.

II FREICAP-Batizado and Troca de Cordas 2015


Batizado is Portuguese and means "baptism." It is an initiation and fraternization festival. At the ceremony, the student receives his first rope, the "Corda," and symbolically plays with a highly graduated capoeirista.

If a beginner has gained a certain skill and knowledge in the capoeira, he is ready to participate in the Batizado. He is welcomed into the Capoeira world and part of the community. Usually the new pupil gets a nickname from his teacher at the Batizado. This is often based on characteristic characteristics or an anecdote of the student.

Several batizados have taken place in Freising:


Taster lesson and registration by email: fernandescapoeira@hotmail.com

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