Becoming a martial artist is a lot like becoming a musical artist: both require the careful study of technique followed by lots of practice in dim subway stations. Attack art head-on with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited capoeira and mixed-martial-arts classes (up to a $160 value) at Grupo Cafu Capoeira in South Houston.
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.
- Best there is in the southeast. Don't take my word for it come out and check it out for yourself, real good class, real good instructor. hardcore to beginers [sic], it's a class that will blow your mind away. – Billy, Yahoo! Local
- awesome place to learn capoeira, the workouts are tough but rewarding and the teacher is easy to get along with but makes sure you work hard! – arnold, Yahoo! Local
512 Wisconsin St.
South Houston, Texas 77585Get Directions