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Capoeira FAQ
What is Capoeira
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It originated in the Afro-Brazilian communities during the colonial era and has evolved into a cultural and dynamic practice.

Where are the benefits of Capoeira?
Capoeira provides physical benefits such as improved flexibility, strength, coordination and agility. It also fosters cultural awareness, community engagement, and personal growth.

Do I need to have previous martial arts experience or be in good shape to start Capoeira?
No. Capoeira is adaptable to different fitness levels. Beginners can start at their own pace, and the practice itself helps improve physical conditioning over time

How long does it take to learn Capoeira?
The time to progress in Capoeira varies for each individual. Advancement is often based on skills, dedication, and time spent training. Belt promotions are typically earned through demonstrated proficiency.

Who can train Capoeira?
Capoeira is for everyone, no matter your age, ethnic background or fitness level. As Mestre Pastinha would say: " Capoeira é pra homem, menino, mulher" (Capoeira is for men, children and women).

What should I wear in Capoeira class?
For your first class we would recommend wearing a legging/ jogger and a t-shirt (avoid hammer pants). If you decide to join the club, you will then need to get a capoeira uniform, which consists of an abada (capoeira trousers), capoeira t-shirt and a white belt. You will be able to get your AOM Capoeira uniform in class.

What is a Capoeira "roda"?
The Capoeira roda is a circular space where the game is played. It represents a dynamic and interactive environment where participants engage in the practice, showcasing their skills and musicality.

Is there contact in Capoeira?
Yes. It's important to understand that the level of contact can vary based on the context and the type of game being played. 

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