There are hundreds of physical activities for people to choose from, so why should you choose capoeira over ultimate Frisbee?
Capoeira is at once a widely communal and a deeply individual experience
Once you become a capoeirista, you form an instant bond with thousands of people across the globe who share your passion. At the same time, you will gain the ability to do things that most of the general public could never dream of doing, and in doing so you will discover a true sense of uniqueness. If you want to start capoeira, or if you’ve ever seen capoeira and were curious about it, you’ve come to the right place.
If it wasn’t clear from the superhero-like bodies that some capoeiristas have, capoeira has some impressive health benefits, such as:
In addition to the numerous health benefits that capoeira offers, it can also improve your social life:
When you decide to start taking capoeira, you may be faced with a choice to go down the path of capoeira angola or capoeira regional. Here’s a quick primer to each:
There is nothing wrong with being a “capoeira chameleon” and learning both styles. Even if you have a preference for one over the other, it never hurts to know a little about both. And, as always, there is room for exception: not all regional is played the same, nor is all angola. A lot depends on the group you join, and even the song played by the berimbau (it dictates the game). One group may focus more on floreios (fancy tricks or acrobatics), while another focuses more on the flow. The best thing to do is research and try both, because it’s up to you to decide what best suits your tastes. In the end, the decision to embark on the capoeira journey is one that only you can make for yourself.
We can give you reasons why capoeira is awesome, but only you can choose to embark it upon