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Capoeira fuses martial arts, Acrobatics, movement, and music. It’s an awesome workout and a great community.

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5 ratings1 reviews
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January 29, 2020
great energy! Super awesome! Amazing people and teacher! 10 STARS!!!
3 ratings2 reviews
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July 18, 2019
The energy at Kadara Scarborough is so positive! They were friendly, professional and welcoming, and they seem truly passionate about the sport.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 4, 2018
Awesome experience. Awesome teacher . a hole bunch of awesome students. Would recommend to everybody. A fun way to get fit!!! Try it I dare you!!! May peace be with you. Yoda
7 ratings5 reviews
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May 9, 2018
Excellent the instructor is really nice. Very patient. The whole class was very welcoming.
3 ratings2 reviews
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April 21, 2017
The instructor is amazing, he has great patience with the all the kids. My two kids enjoy learning​ the skills of Capoeria while at the same time having fun.
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  • C$40.50 for 1-month of unlimited capoeira classes (C$135 value)
  • C$78 for 2-months of unlimited capoeira classes (C$270 value)

Capoeira: A Fight for Freedom

Born from the oppression of slavery, capoeira is a liberating blend of dance, martial arts, and acrobatics. Check out Groupon’s history of this popular Afro-Brazilian art form.

Like the fluid movement of its players, capoeira is difficult to pin down. Part martial art and part musical performance, capoeira is both entertainment and ammunition. It can include everything from acrobatics to deft kicks that deliberately miss an opponent by mere inches. Though there are varying styles, capoeira is traditionally performed by two players within a roda, a ring of people who surround the fighters and cheer them on with handclaps and songs.

Capoeira’s history is an amalgam of legend and fact, but experts chart its existence back to the slave ships of the Middle Passage, which carried millions of Africans to the shores of Brazil under the direction of the Portuguese crown. Dreaming of retaliation and freedom, the slaves developed a means of self-defense disguised as dance, tucking razor blades between their toes to deliver blows with sweeping leg and foot movements. As slavery disappeared, so, too, did the blades, and the martial art evolved into the current blend of dance, music, and improvisation that defines capoeira today.

In Ring of Liberation: Deceptive Discourse in Brazilian Capoeira, J. Lowell Lewis describes capoeira as a form of play brought about precisely because of its roots in slavery. Capoeira and other New World art forms created in the wake of slavery, including jazz music, “embody this joyous sense of potential for liberation, which is especially intense when it comes from an intimate experience of oppression.” And, like jazz, much of capoeira is improvised, which “demands maximum creativity on the part of the players.”

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