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Casa Da Capoeira - Press Release June 2010

Casa Da Capoeira - Press Release June 2010

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Some information on the history and current going ons of Casa da Capoeira. Please contact Steven Slotow on 0825200444 for more information.
Some information on the history and current going ons of Casa da Capoeira. Please contact Steven Slotow on 0825200444 for more information.

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CASA DA CAPOEIRA
Casa Da Capoeira is South Africa’s first Capoeira academy. We have beentraining people for almost 12 years now. Our main goal has always been toeducate the South African public about Capoeira and to grow the support andstudent base/practitioners in the country.Paulo Palinhos and Lucas Mthenjane started Casa Da Capoeira over 10 yearsago. Paulo is the only South African Capoeira Mestre/Master and Lucas is one of only three South African Contramestres (one level below master). Since 2009Steven Slotow has stepped up to join the leadership of Casa Da Capoeira topromote and build the brand in the South African environment. Numerous large-scale and high-profile performances have been organised through these effortsincluding, amongst others, an MTN group leaders conference and inclusion for Steven and one of his students in the Opening Ceremony for the World Summiton Arts and Culture in late 2009.The most recent show that Casa Da Capoeira has been privileged to be includedin is the Opening Ceremony for the FIFA World Cup Finals, currently being heldin South Africa.For some media on our shows, please visit the links below:MTN GLChttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPWwQoG97r0World Summithttp://www.flickr.com/photos/24756071@N03/sets/72157623217464385/Sandton Street Fusion – Soccer EXPOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyVslITmnQACasa da Capoeira is a club with a very strong sense of unity – we teach excellentCapoeira, encouraging individuality in our student’s games.We have classes in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town – with strongaffiliations to other legitimate capoeira schools in South Africa.
Philosophy of Casa Da Capoeira
We aim to deliver a life improving experience through capoeira, using the art asan education tool to create tolerance and acceptance. We do this by thefollowing methods:Training the strength, flexibility and fitness component of the human bodyActively pursuing the community/relationship aspect of capoeiraTeaching the principles, culture and history of capoeira and interactingwith as many capoeira masters as possible
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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 generalpublicCommunity based approachDeveloped relationships with various national and international capoeiraschools and MastersPromoting the art in mainstream society through various interactions withthe media and publicDeveloping relationships within the Martial Arts community in South AfricaPromotion 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 businessThe formation of AAFRICAP (African Capoeira Association) for all schoolsin Africa to work together.Affiliation of academies to a world body – FCDRJBi-yearly visits to Brazil for further training and education and participationin International tournamentsRegular 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
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