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- $39 for 10 capoeira classes (a $150 value)
- $75 for 20 capoeira classes (a $300 value)
Capoeira is a martial art typically set to the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian tradition. Students will learn the dance and martial movements used during traditional capoeira matches between two people. Movements incorporate acrobatics, dance, and martial arts, which work to tone bodies and enhance student agility. To see what capoeira looks like in action, click here. The studio’s four locations host classes for kids, teens, and adults. See the full schedule.
Eduardo Torres’s interest for capoeira began in his teens, but it wasn't until he traveled from Northern California to Florida that he discovered his passion for teaching the Afro-Brazilian sport. After extensive training, Eduardo earned the title of Professor Girino and became a member of Grupo Maculelê. Tucking that experience into his back pocket, Eduardo now leads four Tampa Capoeira studios across the Greater Tampa Bay Area.
At those studios, Professor Girino and his savvy staff teach the ways of capoeira to students of all ages and skill levels, and they have even trained Major League Baseball catcher Russell Martin. During classes, students form a traditional roda, or circle, as they learn everything from the rhythmic chants that keep fighters on beat to the fluid, acrobatic movements that send their bodies spinning across a mat. Professor Girino also points out that capoeira is not about fighting but rather anticipating the opponent's next move, much like playing chess against a short-tempered orangutan.