Open Roda (Lake Merritt)

What to expect
  • Learn the fundamentals of roda, the main activity of capoeira, the only indigenous American martial art
  • Warm up by stretching and doing maculele or another Brazilian dance
  • Improve your flexibility, endurance, and overall body strength
  • Foster a better understanding of the philosophy of capoeira
Capoeira looks like a graceful dance, but don’t be fooled! It is also a dangerous martial art form that can come in handy when you find yourself in a precarious situation.

One of the keys to mastering capoeira is understanding roda, which means “circle” or “ring.” Roda is the main capoeira activity -- the real capoeira action. In this class, you’ll learn about all the situations that pertain to rituals, etiquette, and tradition of roda.

Plus, you’ll partake in some stretching warm-ups that may include learning maculele or another Brazilian dance!

This foundation is necessary to your capoeira training! Come learn the philosophy behind capoeira, and what the true essence of this martial art form is.
Key Highlights
Price $10.00 per guest
Duration / Session 2.5 hours
# Sessions 1
There are no refunds; all sales are final. However, you may reschedule if at least 24 hours' notice is provided.

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