Have you ever thought, “Can people actually use capoeira in a fight, self-defense or emergency situation?” Capoeira is a dance, right? Right. Dance disguised as a martial-art. Martial-art disguised as a dance.
Capoeira training includes training kicks, hand, knee, and elbow strikes, and take downs similar to other martial-arts style. But why the different moves, acrobatics and playfulness? These are great questions that are rooted in the history of capoeira. If you want to learn more about the origins of capoeira read our About Capoeira page.
All martial art disciplines have their strengths. The weakness is in the practitioner, not the discipline.
To help answer some of these questions, and show how capoeira is most effectively used in self-defense, we have Contra-Mestre (CM) Osso Duro, aka Marcus Vinicius Maciel, coming to teach a 3 day capoeira intensive at Axe Capoeira Arizona – Tempe., beginning MARCH 6, 2020. CM Osso Duro, born in Recife Pernambuco, Brazi, has been practicing capoeira for over thirty years, has competed in the mixed martial-arts (MMA) arena, in addition to being a highly training striker and BJJ practitioner. Son of the leader of Axe Capoeira, Mestre Barrao, CM Osso-Duro currently leads Axe Capoeira Vancouver.
This seminar is perfect for people new to capoeira as well as advanced level players. We talked to CM Osso Duro earlier this week and he said,
“the class is going to focus on the dos and don’ts of using capoeira in a fight or self-defense situation.”
There will also be insight into capoeira training and strategy in preparation for the upcoming Capoeira Canada Federation competition this spring.
This workshop, being hosted by the leader of Axe Capoeira Arizona, Mestrando Camara, will also include striking and grappling, from the vision of a capoeirista.
Attention Axé Capoeira Members!
Not a fighter? Feeling a little intimidated? That’s natural. You don’t have to be a fighter, but it is up to you to be prepared. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. You’ll thank yourself for it later. Capoeira will teach you how to protect yourself, make you more aware of your surroundings, and equipped to handle yourself in a variety of situations. Capoeira is all of this, and so much more.