Capoeira is the official martial arts of Brazil. Capoeira is great for kids! It combines martial arts, gymnastics, music and dance, and it is extremely active, acrobatic, playful and it provides a fun challenging workout. Children of all ages learn Capoeira very quickly, and the fun friendly atmosphere develops confidence and self esteem! Capoeira movements involve the entire body, so they improves their strength, coordination, reflexes and flexibility. The Capoeira music motivates and creates an exciting learning atmosphere as they learn to sing in Portuguese and play the traditional Capoeira instruments such as Berimbau, Pandeiro, Atabaque, Reco Reco and Agogo. Most of all, the Capoeira class encouraging learning about another culture and is a great place to make new friends!
Source: Capoeira Sul da Bahia
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