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What is Capoeira

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed in the 1500s by African and Indigenous slaves in Brazil as a form of self-defense from their oppressors. It is marked by its agile and tricky movements that may be executed anywhere from an upside-down position, to a gravity defying kick. It has a strong acrobatic component in some styles and is always played with music. 


Who is Grupo Axe Scottsdale

Grupo Axé Capoeira of Scottsdale is well known throughout the Greater Phoenix for laboring tirelessly to share the cultural richness of capoeira, sharing a positive message of respect, diversity and community. 


Grande Mestre Barrao is the Founder of Axe Capoeira International and his 1st CapoeiraStudent in North America is Mestrando Jay "Camara" who is the head teacher at Axe Capoeira Academy - Scottsdale, AZ.

What to Expect:

Expect to warm up with various fitness exercises such as light jogging, jumping jacks, and bear crawls. Some of these exercises will require that you bend your legs often and/or move very close to the ground. Also, many capoeira movements position you upside down, requiring you to use your hands as a support. For example, expect to do a cartwheel. You may have not done a cartwheel in years or ever, but you may be surprised as to how quickly you pick it up. 


Items to bring:


Non-restrictive clothing.
ie: Sweatpants, T-Shirt, Avoid shorts

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