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Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art. Capoeira was originally practiced by the African slaves brought to Brazil by the Portuguese during nearly 500 years of slavery. The Africans brought with them their own cultures and rituals, but were not allowed to practice them. The movements were set to music and disguised to look like a dance or acrobatic game. Capoeira is an art that develops strength, grace, and confidence. It is a game that requires focus, commitment, constant movement and interaction. The sport attracts participants of all ages as it emphasizes on physical training, improvisation and creative self-expression. Dance, martial arts, gymnastics, and Culture come together in this energetic Brazilian art form! As a physical practice Capoeira develops strength, endur-ance, flexibility, and coordination. As an art form, Capoeira fosters creativity, grace, and confidence.
At Capoeira Irmandade- San Jose we believe in positive energy ,attitude and integration. Classes are held together for adults, children and senior citizens, which provide perfect social balance and harmony. The learning process is done in a very natural way without any unnecessary pressure. Capoeira Irmandade- San Jose is committed to developing strong individuals. The true art of Capoeira takes time; it cannot be learned overnight. With commitment and proper training anyone is capable of learning Capoeira.