Is it dancing or martial arts? Let´s call is martial arts for now. You can start to learn this martial art at the VU Sports Centre. But obviously, you can also join if you are already a trained practitioner!
Capoeira is like a game, often described as a Brazilian martial art. Games like these were brought to Brazil by the African population during the slave trade. So, the origin can already be found in the sixteenth century. Martial arts, which were very important to the slaves to be able to defend themselves, were outlawed. In order to practice the fighting, this dance form was invented.
Two people play against each other at the beats of rhythmic music. There is no winner or loser. With Capoeira, you will train all the muscles in your body in a fun way. Besides that, Capoeira also helps you to enhance aspects like creativity, coordination and rhythmic feeling.
It is a spectacular combination of martial arts, dance and acrobatics. The ‘fighting’ is done in a circle, the roda. The heart is a line of musicians. Two people play against each other at the beats of rhythmic music. There is no winner or loser. The ‘defending’ party dugs and makes escape moves. It looks like a combination of many acrobatic movements and twists.
With Capoeira, you will train all the muscles in your body in a fun way. Besides that, Capoeira also helps you to enhance aspects like creativity, coordination and rhythmic feeling.
This martial art has had a fixed spot in the sport schedule of the VU Sports Centre for years now. Every Friday and Saturday a group of members of ‘Miojo Capoeira’ comes to together to practice. It is fantastic to practice this art, while the music sounds. Fun to watch, but you should definitely participate! With an all-in plan, you can join them. There are all-in plans for a day, but also for a month or a trimester. Check the Facebook page of Miojo Capoeira to see what it looks like.
Would you like to try this class? No problem! For new members, it is possible to try one day of our entire sports portfolio for free. So, come and participate in a trial training session! Please register at the desk at either one of our two locations. We provide maximum 1 free day pass per person.
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