Kids Capoeira


Axé Capoeira has been working with children in Vancouver since 1990 when the group was invited to perform at the International Children’s Festival in Vancouver. Since then, our Grupo has performed and taught at over 10 000 Elementary and Secondary schools throughout Canada and abroad.

The importance of Capoeira for children is not only in the historical and cultural aspect, but also in the physical qualities it helps develop; balance, motor coordination, speed, strength. It also helps to develop the potential of each child to learn in life, in school, and has a positive influence in their life in general.

Capoeira encourages discipline, helps to teach and instill the value of loyalty, responsibility and self-confidence. In this way it helps in the positive formation of those who participate and become involved in the practice of Capoeira

Involvement with Capoeira awakens the musical, physical, artistic and creative sides of the children who practice this art form. Capoeira is an excellent way for children to develop strength of mind and body. In addition to the benefits above, Capoeira helps to build a strong and positive character and personality through self expression in a fun and playful environment.

Professor Barraozinho has been working with children for over 15 years teaching them Capoeira, Music, Brazilian
Portuguese and traditional Brazilian Dances

Benefits for Children

    Physical & Health Education

  • Cardio-vascular fitness
  • Complete body training
  • Improves motor coordination
  • Increases flexibility through stretching and breathing exercises
  • Improves stamina
  • Weight management
  • Learn healthy eating habits

    Social and Emotional Health

  • Increases self-esteem
  • Builds character
  • Improves anger management skills
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Teaches patience, self-discipline and respect
  • Builds a sense of community
  • Increases attention
  • Learn goal-setting skills

    Multi-Cultural Education

  • Introduction to the Portuguese language
  • Exposure to new cultural ideas, foods and traditions
  • Brazilian history
  • Exposure to traditional dances, songs and music

    Music Education

  • Learn to play musical instruments
  • Singing
  • Learning traditional musical rhythms
  • Dance skills

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