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About Capoeira Gerais Boston

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art infused with live music, dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics. Sometimes referred to as a dance-fight, Capoeira disguises self-defense with elegant, calculated movements and a smile. Performed by two people, it is often called ‘a game’ that is played, not fought. Once you play Capoeira you truly understand it’s magnetism; you form a bond with those in your class and around the globe that share in your passion.

We offer classes for children and adults of all ages and levels. Students learn not only the sport, but the history behind the sport, how to play the musical instruments as well as the Portuguese language. It stresses the values of commitment, acceptance and respect, all the while providing a great workout and self-defence strategies. Capoeira is workout of the body and mind. For the body it improves strength, flexibility and overall fitness. For the mind it instills confidence, discipline, respect and cultural acceptance.

Mestre Coreba has been teaching Capoeira to children and adults for over 23 years. He is a famed songwriter, composer and musician of popular songs sung by Capoeiristas all over the world, including: Aide, Rainha do Mar, Cordao de Ouro, and Roca do Lobo. He fulfilled his dream of opening his own studio in Marlborough in 2010 with a goal of teaching and spreading the art, music, and history of Capoeira to all people.

At Capoeira Gerais, we believe Capoeira is for EVERYONE! So, come join us and learn what we’re about. Only then will you discover what Capoeira Gerais means to you.

See you in class!

Mestre Marquinho Coreba


Mestre Coreba on what capoeira means to him, and to Capoeira Gerais.

Watch to see how Capoeira became a way of life for Mestre Coreba. Learn more about the history of this culturally-rich martial-art disguised as a dance.