Capoeira is the Brazilian Martial Art combining rhythm, movement, music, history and culture. Our group, Moringa de Barro holds classes for youth age 6+ and adults in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. We practice Capoeira Regional (fast-paced) although the Angola style of Capoeira (slower-paced) is also incorporated into classes. Our Mestre, Mestre Pitta (Daniel Nery dos Santos) hails directly from Salvador, Brazil where Capoeira was born. Classes are dynamic and engaging for all levels and age groups. Students enhance their technique, strength and endurance by training individually, in pairs and in groups. Mestre Pitta believes Capoeira teaches us how to live more peacefully by learning to respect ourselves, each other and cultures throughout the world. All classes held at Balance Studio.

Spring Schedule

All Classes are offered in-person (vaccination required, masks optional). Please visit our online store to register for a series or purchase a drop-in class.

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5:30pm - 6:20pm: Capoeira for Youth: Ages 6-12. Jan 23-May 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Beginner and All Levels Capoeira for Adults (Ages 13+)

7:30pm - 8:30pm: Capoeira All Levels (Ages 13+)

11:30am - 12:30pm: Capoeira All Levels (Ages 13+)

Beginner Capoeira for Youth: Winter - Spring Session

Mondays 5:30pm-6:20pm
Jan 23-May 15. No class 2/20, 4/10
End of series performance/celebration: May 20
Ages 6-12
Max Capacity: 12 Students
Vaccination Required. Masks optional.
Price does not include $45 uniform fee + tax and end of series performance fee (cost based on enrollment)

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Watch your child’s confidence grow while learning the Brazilian martial art form of Capoeira. In this creative and fun class, children learn the movements of Capoeira through exercises and games that help improve flexibility, agility, reflexes, balance, concentration and gross motor coordination. Students learn to work individually as well as in pairs and groups.

Children also learn about the essential music and instruments of Capoeira by clapping, singing, and learning how to play and recognize the sounds of the Pandeiro, A-go-go, Atabaque and Berimbau.

The class is taught in Portuguese and English.

**Capoeira is played without shoes or socks in class but sneakers can be worn if your child cannot exercise barefoot.**

Capoeira for Ages 13+: Winter - Spring Session

Mondays 6:30pm-7:20pm
March 27-June 12. No class 5/29
Vaccination required, masks optional

Ages 13+

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Learn the unique movements, technique, history and music of Capoeira Regional as you gain physical and aerobic conditioning through exercises targeting strength, stamina, reflexes, speed, flexibility and balance. Your skill will build from the basic ginga step and advance with emphasis on technique and style. Students work individually, as well as with partners and in groups. You’ll also learn the history of Capoeira Regional and its founder, Mestre Bimba. In addition to the rhythms and songs of Capoeira, you will learn to recognize and play the instruments integral to Capoeira: Pandeiro, A-go-go, Atabaque (ah-tah-bah-ki) and Berimbau. Classes gradually combine all elements of song, music, and movement as students learn to play in a roda (circle) with others.

The class is taught in Portuguese as well as in English.

**Please wear long work-out pants, as well as a comfortable t-shirt or tank top. Capoeira is done barefoot. Please let us know if you have any difficulty doing exercise without shoes.**