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Capoeira Paraty: The Art of Resistance

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Centro Histórico, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Juanjo

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian expression that has been developed since the colonial times as a form of cultural resistance through dance, music, rhythm, history and tradition. Also considered the Brazilian national sport and martial art.

During our 1.5 hours experience we will learn how and why it was developed by learning reactions, movements, rhythms and songs that will help us to create a "Roda" (the circle), the quintessential moment of Capoeira.

First, we will understand its background learning a little bit about the history of the enslaved people brought during the colonial times.

Then, we will practice the basic reactions and movements to build the Capoeira stance called "Ginga" and how to use it to escape and attack.

After, we will learn how to feel and reproduce basic rhythms, playing some traditional instruments and learning how to sing in basic Portuguese.

We will finish putting everything together creating the Capoeira Circle (Roda).

Come ready to move, get your hands down on the floor, sing, play music and learn a little bit of Portuguese and history of Brazil. Capoeira is not a competition or a match, Capoeira is about the connection and the moment of fun you create with others.

NOTE: Prior experience with martial arts, music, dance or any special skills ARE NOT mandatory.
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian expression that has been developed since the colonial times as a form of cultural resistance through dance, music, rhythm, history and tradition. Also considered the Brazilian national sport and martial art.

During our 1.5 hours experience we will learn how and why it was developed by learning reactions, movements, rhythms and songs that will help us to create a "Roda" (the circle), the quintessential mo…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Traditional Capoeira instruments like berimbau, pandeiros and atabaque will...
From ₹650
/ person
Sat, 24 Oct
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
₹813 per person
₹813 per person
Tue, 27 Oct
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
₹813 per person
₹813 per person
Thu, 29 Oct
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
₹813 per person
₹813 per person

Meet your host, Juanjo

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a scholar in the History of Brazil from the point of view of its cultural expressions like music, arts, cuisine and with deep expertise on Capoeira.

I have practiced it with a fine arts and academic focus for the last 10 years, the last 4 of them living in Brazil and learning from different Mestres, styles and points of view.

I am a licensed tour guide in Brazil (CADASTUR: 19.027701.96-0), with 3 years of experience and a proficient speaker in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

I have developed narrative skills oriented to intellectually curious travelers to offer experiences based on their needs and love to learn.

Let me know how can I make your stay in Brazil more enriching and interesting!

Axé!
I am a scholar in the History of Brazil from the point of view of its cultural expressions like music, arts, cuisine and with deep expertise on Capoeira.

I have practiced it with a fine arts and academic focus for the last 10 years, the last 4 of them living in Brazil and learning from different Mestres, styles and points of view.

I am a licensed tour guide in Brazil (CADASTUR: 19.027701.96-0), with 3 years of experience and a proficient speaker in English, Spanish and Po…
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Where you'll be

The experience will begin place on a public plaza behind the church that was frequented by the enslaved people during the colonial times. We will walk around in the historical city to learn other details. In case of rain or extremely sunny weather a new location will be informed properly.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Gadi
February 2020
Had a wonderful special experience on the beach with Juanjo, really opened my eyes and body to Capoeira! And... was great fun! And ... made a new previous friend !! Thank you so much, Juanjo. You’re amazing and so awesome!!
Josie
December 2019
Me and my boyfriend had a memorable, fun and interesting experience that I recommend to anyone that visits paraty, Juanjo is very engaging, we felt comfortable and learnt a lot. Top quality teacher!
Hanneke
September 2019
Followed a workshop with JJ today. He first explained about capoeira (as I didnt know anything about it), then we practiced the ‘dance’ and we made music together. Now I cant sing or play an instrument and I dont have rhytm either. But JJ and his wife made me feel at ease. Im really glad I booked this experience. I now know more about capoeira (THE sport in Brazil) and I got to practice it a bit myself. In a very nice environment and with very nice people. Can definitely recommend this experience!
Followed a workshop with JJ today. He first explained about capoeira (as I didnt know anything about it), then we practiced the ‘dance’ and we made music together. Now I cant sing…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

No previous experience with martial arts, music, dance or anything are required.
The workshop will be as physically demanding as you wish it to be.
Your hands will be in touch with the floor constantly.
The workshop can be adjusted to any skill level.

What to bring

Confortable clothing

Sports shoes