With more than 20 years experience of training Capoeira, Prof. Estagiario Alex, a native of Recife, Brazil, is a founder of Capoeira Gerais Berlin. Alex started to teach Capoeira as a social project for favela kids in Brazil, while studying and practicing Capoeira at Culture School of Capoeira - Capoeira Gerais, until he was invited to Europe to give workshops and start his school in Berlin.
About Capoeira? Capoeira is an afro-brasilian martial art that blends dance, rhythm and body movement like no other sport. It is a whole body workout that develops strength moves, flexibility, coordination and balance.
Why Capoeira?With Capoeira classes you will learn basic defence-attack techniques and advance your acrobatic skills. Capoeira is a great cardio activity combined with power exercises and stretching. One hour of capoeira burns around 500 calories. Capoeira is not only sport, it is also a fun way to learn music, Portuguese language and how to play traditional Capoeira instruments (berimbau, atabaque, pandeiro).
Do I need special skills to practice Capoeira? You can start with any level of your physical ability and watch how fast you will develop strength and amazing shape. Capoeira is for all age groups and physical conditions.