Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines movement, acrobatics and musicality to enhance general well-being, improve fitness, build strength, flexibility and technique. It is adapted to suit different ages and abilities, from beginners to experienced practitioners.
Good for agility and fast reflexes
Capoeira is all about reacting quickly to evade, trick or ‘attack’ your opponent. Regular practice builds fast reflexes and superior agility.
Unlike many sports and activities, Capoeira takes the body in all directions. It bends, twists, curls and stretches, developing mobility throughout the joints and muscles.
Weight-bearing movement in all directions is demanding on the cardiovascular system, increasing stamina.
Coordinates upper and lower body movements, as well as moves that require balancing on one leg or hand.
Strengthens upper body
Many of the moves, including handstands and cartwheels, require taking the body’s full weight through the hands, so strengthening upper arms, chest, shoulders and back.
Thursdays 8.30pm till 9.45pm