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- $39 for 10 2-hour capoeira classes (a $250 value)
- $75 for 20 2-hour capoeira classes (a $500 value)
Beginners start by learning basic defense moves and attacks before progressing to gymnastics such as back-roll cartwheels, flips, and twists. Conditioning classes focus on burning calories and shoring up weaker muscles. Instructors also teach students about proper nutrition to help them sculpt agile physiques. Students should wear long pants and lightweight clothes; all fighters remain barefoot during class. Click to view the class schedule.
Capoeira Los Angeles
Amir Solsky found his love of movement though yoga—a discovery that eventually led to him to capoeira. He began teaching the Brazilian art, and studied the fundamentals of movement at the Wingate Institution in Israel—an Olympic training site. Solsky went on to display his skill in music videos, television shows, and a commercial for Journeys shoe stores, and now he shares his knowledge and experience at his own studio, Capoeira Los Angeles.
Capoeira developed in Brazil as a unique blend of dance moves and martial arts. Two fighters create dialogue through graceful attacks and adept dodges, while spectators provide rhythms for their movements by singing and playing music. During each class, Amir breaks down each technique so that participants of all ages and skill levels can join in. And when he isn't teaching, he performs circus arts such as aerial hand-to-hand balancing, contortion, and sculpting with circus peanuts.