The body disciplinarians at Grupo Cafu Capoeira instruct both beginning and experienced pupils in the traditional Brazilian martial art of capoeira, and its svelte mixed-martial-arts arm, Jaguar MMA, instructs in a hybrid styling of various martial-arts methods. Capoeira fuses music, dance, acrobatics, and combat in a fluid mélange that, like holidays with the in-laws, deftly mixes fun with reflexive defense moves. The practice helps to develop strength, grace, and physical confidence, in sessions that last 45 minutes to an hour. Capoeira is complemented by a swift gear change to mixed martial arts, a full-contact fighting system emphasizing adaptability and quick reaction to threats. Martial artists spend five to 10 minutes kindling cool muscle sticks, then 25 to 30 minutes absorbing methods and moves. Sessions in each discipline take place five days a week, mostly in evening; see the separate capoeira schedule and mixed martial arts schedule for full listings.
Training takes place at The Marksman Indoor Range.
CHL-Training.com offers two classes: a four-hour CHL class and a three-hour tactical self-defense class. The former takes an interactive approach to covering the laws, shooting fundamentals, and safety tips necessary to carry a concealed weapon, with live-fire qualification on the range. The self-defense course stays in the classroom to cover topics such as tactical self defense and instinctive shooting?and it is designed to be an ideal companion to the CHL class.
CHL classes are taught by a certified Texas DPS concealed handgun instructor, while students in the tactical self-defense class benefit from the expertise of a a former U.S. Marine. The instructor?who also holds NRA certification?brings a strong yet non-threatening demeanor to the classroom.