Capoeira Gerais Dublin

Capoeira Martial Art Club for Kids and Adults.

Good for agility and fast reflexes

Capoeira is all about reacting quickly to evade, trick or ‘attack’ your opponent. Regular practice builds fast reflexes and superior agility

Enhances flexibility

Unlike many sports and activities, capoeira takes the body in all directions. It bends, twists, curls and stretches, developing mobility throughout the joints and muscles

Boosts heart

Weight-bearing movement in all directions is demanding on the cardiovascular system, increasing stamina. One hour of capoeira burns around 500 calories

Improves balance

Research from the University of Minnesota shows that the coordination of upper and lower body movements, as well as moves that require balancing on one leg or hand, enhance coordination

Strengthens upper body

Many of the moves, including handstands and cartwheels, require taking the body’s full weight through the hands, so strengthening upper arms, chest, shoulders and back

What does it mean (to me) to be a capoeirista?

To play with and enjoy the energy of your camaradas.

To conduct yourself well in the roda and in the world.

To respect your fellow capoeiristas and all other people.

To be always learning and growing.

To face your fears and weaknesses, and overcome them.

To keep a cool head under pressure.

To be ready to fight if you have to.

To oppose oppression and strive for freedom.

To learn about the history, traditions and philosophy of capoeira.

To express yourself through your body.

To train hard and push yourself beyond perceived limits.

To experience Afro-Brazilian culture.

To share knowledge.

To be a musician and a singer.

To be wary, cunning, playful, courageous, shrewd, spontaneous,unpredictable, ready.

To flow.

To avoid arrogance, envy, loss of temper.

 

 

Capoeira is a game, it is dance, it is fight, it is of war and it is of peace, it is of culture, of music, it is a portion of things.

— Mestre Suassuna

A good capoeirista of course likes everything of capoeira: the beats, the berimbau, the game; everything else is secondary. Today a lot of capoeiristas are very arrogant, vain and these are negative aspects. A good capoeirista is humble, polite and he knows that all the other capoeiristas are brothers and human beings.

— Mestre Suassuna

The impossibility of one person completely capturing capoeira, yet its potential to be touched by anyone are part of the balance of power and beauty of this magical art.

— Mestre Accordeon

My message is that they have to embrace capoeira with all their hearts because capoeira has a lot to offer to the people who dedicate themselves. The more you devote to capoeira, the more capoeira will return to you.

— Mestre Paulo

We need to be in the actual life, the real life, because capoeira is fundamentally about the roda of life.

— Mestre Gato

Capoeira is for men, women and children; the only ones who don’t learn it are those are those who don’t wish to.

— Mestre Pastinha