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Bem Vindo a Capoeira Vida!


bem vindo a Capoeira vida!

What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is an exciting and original workout that comes from the unlikely combination of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music. It is not only a form of exercise, it is a rich and multidimensional art that teaches culture, language and music. Capoeira is always played in a circle, or roda, where the participants are both the musicians and the players. The roda de capoeira is an energetic and joyful culmination of all the skills learned during the class and, as nothing is choreographed, a great lesson in quick reflex and spontaneity. 


“love, Peace, and
capoeira. Salve!”

— mestre foca


meet Mestre Foca

With more than twenty-five years of experience training and teaching capoeira, MESTRE FOCA, a native of Brasília, Brazil, is the founder of Capoeira Vida Brooklyn, the borough’s only full-time capoeira academy. The first mestre de Capoeira in Brooklyn, he has spent a decade building a strong and energetic community of students that reflects the rich physical, social, mental, and spiritual elements of the art.


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