Get fit and fearless with Capoiera the Afro-Brazilian art of self defense at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense. This is a fun and exciting martial arts workout for kids 8 and up to adults. Capoiera will get you in shape, strong, flexible and coordinated while having the time of your life.
The state of Bahia of all saints, the city of Santo Amaro de Purificacao Bahia, Brazil is the nucleus of Capoeira; the birth place sort of speak. Capoeira is a Martial Art form that combines elements of combat, `rhythm, and acrobatics. Historians claim that it was developed by African slaves who were brought over to Brazil around 1537. The slaves disguised their training by making Capoeira appear to be a form of dance, when in fact, they were training for combat and self defense.
The music in Capoeira was used to communicate information among the Capoeristas, as the slaves trained and plotted for abolition, the slave owners believed they were singing and dancing. Capoeira music also speaks of life, friendships, and battles played inside the “Rhoda”. Music instruments used in Capoeira are Birimbau, Atabaque, and Pandeiro.
When two Capoeristas “play”, it is usually done inside a circle or “Rhoda” formed by a group of their peers. This “game” is a conversation through movement which can take on many shades of meaning and allows the Capoeristas to practice their skill against a friendly opponent.
Capoeira's has four principle branches that were formalized in the first half of the twentieth century following Capoeira's legalization. These four principal branches are Angola, Benguela, and Iuna.
The Capoiera instructors are Antonio Savedrra and Freya Zandival. Antonio started Capoiera in 2000 and began teaching in 2005. He has crossed trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, wrestling and is currently a Muay Thai practitioner. His Capoeira training has taken him to Brazil, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, England, and Mexico. Freya began her Capoiera training in 2003 and began teaching in 2006. She has also trained in Judo and currently in Muay Thai. Her Capoiera training has taken her to Brazil and Costa Rica.
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