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What is Capoeira?
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian community orientated martial art done to live music and song,
it involves many elements of acrobatics, flow, control and creativity.

Developed by African slaves in Brazil, this holistic mind body and soul practice helped the slaves fight against oppression, strengthen themselves and their communities and liberate them from their daily ailments.

Acrobatic, fun, social, inspiring, invigorating, inclusive and of course for everyone all ages and abilities, you can not find a better way to spend your spare time, then playing capoeira, and making music with friends

CDOB stands for Cordão de Ouro Britain, which means Britain's belt of gold in Brazilian Portuguese.

Cordão de Ouro was founded over 50 years and is an international organisation with affiliate groups in various countries worldwide, our global Capoeira community is based in São Paulo, Brazil, under our Grand Master, Mestre Suassuna, one of the world's most renowned pioneers for Capoeira in the world.
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Why play Capoeira ?


Be healthier – strength, flexibility, cardio and stamina

  • Strength. Capoeiristas are always moving around on their hands with handstands, rolls, poses, etc. This makes a marked improvement on upper body strength. Also, so many of the movements require one to engage the abs and core strength. Capoeira training causes one's body to cope with the rigors of the ridiculous movements. The movements inherently build slow and quick twitch muscle fibers, enhance breathing and blood flow, build flexibility, build hand and eye coordination, balance and much more.
  • Flexibility. Some capoeiristas are on par with serious yoga practitioners in terms of their flexibility. But even those who moderately improve their flexibility lower their risk for injury and increase their everyday mobility.
  • Cardio and stamina. Many times athletes from various sports are surprised when they feel winded from a capoeira workout. This is because capoeira uses muscle groups and cardio fitness in unique ways. Intense capoeira practice can require enormous amounts of energy. This, combined with constant repetition of movements and techniques, makes capoeira a valuable cardio exercise that can boost endurance.
  • Overall fitness. Capoeira will improve your strength, flexibility and stamina, thus improving your overall fitness. It may take a while to become fit, but once you start to take capoeira seriously you can become the picture of fitness.
Be happier – de-stress, be confident, make friends

  • Gain confidence. If nothing else, capoeira is perfect for instilling a sense of pride and confidence in anyone who practices. Not only will you feel stronger and more courageous once you become comfortable in the jogo (game), you'll find confidence in knowing that you are unique among your peers because you can do things they couldn't imagine doing.Gain new skills: Our methods are ground in 50 years of work, and we find everyone manages to leap over their limitations and learn amazing new skills, acrobatics, abilities.
  • Meet new people. When you join a capoeira group, you become part of a family. You will meet people from your own city and all over the world through capoeira events and practice. Capoeira is at once a widely communal and a deeply individual experience. You will gain the ability to do things that most of the general public could never dream of. And in doing so, you will discover a true sense of uniqueness.
  • Learn a new language. You may not become fluent (though that's always a possibility), but there is no doubt that you will come to understand and perhaps speak a bit of Brazilian Portuguese.Learn about a new culture: Capoeira is deeply connected to Africa and Brazil. In a time when many martial arts are reduced to aerobic workouts and cookie cutter dojos, capoeira maintains all of its roots and traditions
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