A Chat with Vai Capoeira
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Vai Capoeira is Delaware’s capoeira academy. The Afro-Brazilian martial art, created during slavery, blends a variety of unique movement geared to building strength, endurance, quickness, agility, flexibility, and discipline. Capoeira teaches fighting, history, culture, art, and dance.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
First-time students should come prepared with comfortable clothing to move in and plenty of water. Our purpose is to teach and help others grow while challenging limitations. We do not ask for perfection but we do ask for the willingness to give 100% and try your best!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Capoeira is a unique martial art with a special history. Many people tend to think it is a dance but in essence slaves disguised this powerful martial art within dance. The art has allowed me to grow mentally and physically forcing me to overcome many limitations. We aim to share this with others!
What do you love most about your job?
What we love most is seeing the improvement of our students. Oftentimes new students are a bit apprehensive or doubtful of their ability. Seeing that fear be overcome and the trust in one’s body to do more develop is gratifying, as the confidence shows.