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What is capoeira?

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Capoeira Angola fuses combat, dance, music and history. Capoeira developed in Brazil as a resistance movement by African slaves in the 16th century. Together with rituals and culture from Indigenous people, Capoeira evolved into a system of rebellion against colonial oppression.

Capoeira was practised in the plantations; the word itself means grass field in Tupi-Guarani, one of the Indigenous language in Brazil.

Capoeira is an improvised 'game' of dance-combat 'played' by two participants within a circle of people. The game is directed by live percussion music.

Nowadays Capoeira has spread across the world, sharing its benefits of social inclusion and togetherness, fitness, mental health and philosophy of resistance across the world.

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why capoeira?

Increase your agility, rhythm, strength, flexibility and stamina. Learn to express yourself both physically and musically to embellish your capoeira practice with music and dance.

  • Enhance health through Fitness, art  music, dance, martial art, fun, and inclusiveness  


  • Empower people to fulfill their own potential using a unique physical way to keep their welbeing.

  • Within elements of combat, dance, percussion music, and joy Brighton Capoeira Angola spread its work in the local community to create a positive social impact on young people and adults.

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