POSTPONED: Due to this weekend's weather forecast, we're postponing this event until further notice.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Physical conditioning, individual skills, drill combinations and musicality are the focus of a Capoeira session.
We will be gathering our members at the top of the monument in Fort Greene Park for an amazing session with Master Jose Baez.
The session will begin with stretching, warm-up and strengthening exercises, to avoid injuries. The training portion of the class focuses on repetition of Capoeira movements to build strength, form and the endurance for the art.
The session will end with a roda (capoeira circle). Portuguese language practice is an important aspect of class; we learn numbers, movements, songs and basic vocabulary while we train.
As always we’ll be raising money for charity. Proceeds will go to benefit Atlantic House Men’s Shelter (CAMBA) in Brooklyn. Atlantic House Men’s Shelter in Brownsville, Brooklyn, is a 200-bed shelter that provides temporary emergency housing in a safe, supportive and drug-free facility for single men who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. Programs are designed to enable men to improve their ability to secure long-term permanent housing and become self-sufficient and to help them move to permanent housing.