Axé Capoeira, Kingston’s premiere Capoeira Academy offers instruction in all aspects of this beautiful Brazilian Art Form: Music, dance, acrobatics, and powerful self-defense. Axé Capoeira Kingston will guide you confidently as a beginner through your first steps on the Capoeira path right through to the most advanced techniques and concepts of this beautiful and complex art form. Wherever your age, experience or level of fitness is at, Capoeira will provide you with skills and perspective that will last a lifetime.
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed in the 1500s by African and Indigenous slaves in Brazil as a form of self-defense from their oppressors. It is marked by its agile and tricky movements that may be executed anywhere from an upside-down position to a gravity-defying kick. Capoeira develops mental balance and physical conditioning.
Grupo Axé Capoeira was created in Recife in 1982 by Mestre Barrão, with headquarter in Vancouver. The group continues to flourish as one of the world’s leading Capoeira organizations in over 20 countries worldwide. Grupo Axé Capoeira is renowned for its promotion of the history, music, art, and culture of Brazil and for its interactive and educational demonstrations
Capoeira is often seen as a martial art disguised as a dance, but in reality, it encompasses much more. It is a harmony of forces, that gives power, flexibility, endurance, and self-discovery through an uplifting cultural experience.
Capoeira is a positive experience which welcomes all types of individuals of all ages, background, and levels, and all play together in mutual cooperation and respect