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•Encouraging individual research into the history of Capoeira (whichcovers a very broad spectrum of World History focusing on the MiddlePassage and the general slave trade)•Taking Capoeira to the masses. Our involvement with CommunityUpliftment projects
Vision and Mission of Casa Da Capoeira
Our Vision and mission is to make capoeira a self sustaining entity in SouthAfrica and ultimately Africa. This is achieved through:•Professionalism in the execution of classes and dealings with the generalpublic•Community based approach•Developed relationships with various national and international capoeiraschools and Masters•Promoting the art in mainstream society through various interactions withthe media and public•Developing relationships within the Martial Arts community in South Africa•Promotion of up and coming senior capoeiristas to instructor level byallowing them teaching time in a controlled environment. In addition,educating them on the process of running a class and business•The formation of AAFRICAP (African Capoeira Association) for all schoolsin Africa to work together.•Affiliation of academies to a world body – FCDRJ•Bi-yearly visits to Brazil for further training and education and participationin International tournaments•Regular workshops by Masters of Capoeira as well as gradings
What is Capoeira?
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines music, acrobatics,movement, dance, culture and above all fight. All these elements combine toform a unique art that has to be seen to be believed, that has to be practised tobe understood.Capoeira is a “question and answer” game. Where questions will be attacks andanswers will be defences. The beauty of Capoeira is that it is practised as agame where strikes are compulsively kept to a minimum to allow the “questionand answer” conversation to continue. Really skilful players will want thequestions to have no answers, but the other person will (by way of skill)somehow deliver a question or answer to the impossible. An implied strike ismore respected than an actual strike as capoeira is seen as an educational tooland owing to its background, is understandable why.
History of Capoeira
Compiled by Steven Slotow
Casa Da Capoeira