Capoeira
Capoeira is a martial art that does not support aggressive behavior. It teaches children healthy competition, good sportsmanship, and instills values such as respect for other 17 people. Capoeira develops comprehension. The physical and mental aspects are treated on a par with the musical aspect. Capoeira includes a lot of elements that kids just love- learning songs, playing on unusual instruments, learning about Brazilian culture, and developing rhythmic skills. Workouts are never monotonous, and children are not judged, criticized or pressured- in capoeira no one competes for judges’ scores, ratings, or ranking in competitions.
Systematic training in capoeira has significant benefits:
  • Builds proper posture
  • Improves motility
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves the physical condition 
  • Improves the cardiovascular system
  • Teaches teamwork
  • Teaches patience, self-discipline, and respect for others
  • Teaches one to challenge themselves
  • Teaches coping mechanisms for difficult emotions ie. Anger
  • Increases self-esteem
  • Increases concentration

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