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    Intro to Capoeira (Flying Yoga Annex)

    Capoeira Mandinga Academy & Brazil Cultural Center
    What if you could gracefully dance your way out of precarious situations? But seriously, who'd have thought that self-defense could be so pretty?! Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, combines elements of dance and aerobics with combat to give the practitioner improved power, flexibility, agility, and endurance. In this introductory class, you'll learn the fundamentals of this self-defense system that doubles as an art form. Master basic movements including the ginga, some kicks, and escapes. Not to mention you'll also become more alert in everyday life. What're you waiting for? It's time to revitalize your body, mind, and soul!
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    Intro to Capoeira (New Style Motherlode Studio)

    Capoeira Mandinga Academy & Brazil Cultural Center
    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. Interestingly, capoeira originated in 1600s Brazil and was developed by African slaves working on sugarcane plantations. Disguised as a dance -- a form of entertainment -- the slaves used capoeira as a form of defense, a strong weapon in the life and death struggle against their oppressors. This form requires strong aerobic skills, including flexibility and endurance. You will improve your sense of balance and your overall body strength simultaneously. Revitalize your everyday life with the graceful but powerful movements of capoeira.
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    Open Roda (Lake Merritt)

    Capoeira Mandinga Academy & Brazil Cultural Center
    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.
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    All Levels Capoeira (New Style Motherlode Studio)

    Capoeira Mandinga Academy & Brazil Cultural Center
    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. This form requires strong aerobic skills, including flexibility and endurance. You will improve your sense of balance and your overall body strength simultaneously. Whether you're a beginner or already well-versed in capoeira, this class is open to your personal improvement. The pace of the class will be set depending on the level of the majority of the students. Come revitalize your everyday life with the graceful but powerful movements of capoeira!
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    Capoeira All Levels (Flying Yoga Annex)

    Capoeira Mandinga Academy & Brazil Cultural Center
    What if you could gracefully dance your way out of precarious situations? But seriously, who'd have thought that self-defense could be so pretty?! Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, combines elements of dance and aerobics with combat to give the practitioner improved power, flexibility, agility, and endurance. In this class, open to all levels, you'll work alongside an experienced instructor and like minded students to learn more about this beautiful martial art. Each lesson will be tailored to benefit the majority of students of a particular level that are present. That being said, the curriculum will still be followed, but the level of difficulty will vary from class to class. What're you waiting for? It's time to revitalize your body, mind, and soul!
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    Intro to Capoeira Fundamentals (Lake Merritt)

    Capoeira Mandinga Academy & Brazil Cultural Center
    What if you could gracefully dance your way out of precarious situations? But seriously, who'd have thought that self-defense could be so pretty?! Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, combines elements of dance and aerobics with combat to give the practitioner improved power, flexibility, agility, and endurance. In this introductory class, you'll learn the fundamentals of this self-defense system that doubles as an art form. Master basic movements including the ginga, some kicks, and escapes. Not to mention you'll also become more alert in everyday life. What're you waiting for? It's time to revitalize your body, mind, and soul!
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    Capoeira All Levels (Lake Merritt)

    Capoeira Mandinga Academy & Brazil Cultural Center
    What if you could gracefully dance your way out of precarious situations? But seriously, who'd have thought that self-defense could be so pretty?! Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, combines elements of dance and aerobics with combat to give the practitioner improved power, flexibility, agility, and endurance. In this class, open to all levels, you'll work alongside an experienced instructor and like minded students to learn more about this beautiful martial art. Each lesson will be tailored to benefit the majority of students of a particular level that are present. That being said, the curriculum will still be followed, but the level of difficulty will vary from class to class. What're you waiting for? It's time to revitalize your body, mind, and soul!
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