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Capoeira Angola Workshop

From £45 pp

Brazil, Salvador

4 Hours

Private group of 1-3

Capoeira Angola Workshop

What You'll Do

Immerse yourself in true, authentic Brazilian culture as you try your hand at the art of Capoeria Angola, and gain real insights into a vital aspect of Afro-Brazilian history and identity.

Your guide will pick you up at 9:00 am from your accommodation, and drive you to the Capoeira Academy Centre, a traditional school where you will meet the capoeira group leaders, learn of the history and philosophy of the art, and even try your hand at the instruments or learn the basic movements if you feel up to it.

The traditional Capoeira Angola is the slower and subtler of the two forms of the martial art forms found in Brazil. It differs in many ways from the Capoeira Regional and is considered the more authentic of the two forms. It is less spectacular at first sight perhaps, but certainly more intricate as you come to explore the practice.

Like all great martial arts, there is a very deep philosophy associated with being a capoeirista involving an ethical code, mutual respect, self-esteem, cultural identity and sense of the collective. The word “Ginga” is key here, meaning sleight of hand, foot and body to potentially deliver and avoid blows. One is considered a good capoeirista for how one gets one’s opponent into a position where he or she is off guard.

Music plays a very important role in Capoeira, the kingpin of the instruments being the berimbau, (a bowed one-stringed instrument and the backbone of the capoeira).

This is a great opportunity to really get to grips with an essential part of Brazilian culture and meet the people whose lives revolve around it.

Experience
Highlights

Learn about the quintessential art of Capoeira Angola in a traditional school

Try your hand at learning moves and sequences for a truly authentic experience

Understand the philosophy and culture rooted in Capoeira

Your Local Host:

Flavia Toldeo

I was born in Rio and I have been living here my whole life. My major at university was social communication but my entire career has focused around tourism. Form a very young age I started working for many different companies in the tourism industry from hotel receptionist to a tour guide. I have been working for Del Bianco for more than 10 yea Read More

Location Information

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Salvador and drive you to the Capoeira Academy Centre. At the end of the experience, they will drop you back off at your hotel.

  • Transport to and from the school
  • Capoeria lesson