Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art infused with live music.


Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art, in Marlborough MA


Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art, in Marlborough MA


What is Capoeira

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art which combines fighting, acrobatics, dance and music. It was created during the Portuguese colonial period of 16th Century Brazil. African slaves developed this martial art camouflaged as a dance with the hopes of rebelling against their captors. Over the years Capoeira has progressed from an outlawed and marginalized art form to an accepted and revered part of Brazilian culture practiced by all classes, genders and races of people.

  • The History of Capoeira

     

    Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art which combines fighting, acrobatics, dance and music. It was created during the Portuguese colonial period of the 16th Century.

  • The roda

     

    The “roda” (pronounced: ho-dah) is a circle of participants who clap, sing, and take turns playing Capoeira in the center. 

  • The Music

     

    The music of capoeira is perhaps the most important part of the roda. The bateria is located at the top of the roda and it is from here that players can enter the game.

  • The Batizado

     

    In English, “batizado” is translated as “baptism.” A Capoeira batizado is an event that traditionally takes place once a year. During this celebration, new students are welcomed into the Capoeira community by receiving their first cord.

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.

Gerais means “general” in Portuguese. This name was chosen to signify that Capoeira is for everyone–all ages, all physical abilities, all ethnic and social backgrounds. Through Capoeira’s unique history of discrimination and freedom, we seek to promote diversity, tolerance and self-expression. Capoeira combines martial arts, dance, music, and rich cultural traditions, resulting in a physically gratifying and emotionally satisfying experience. We believe that personal growth and fulfillment is the foundation for a better society. And that, in essence, is the philosophy behind our name.

At the very least, Capoeira is an inspiring physical workout. For some people, it becomes a personal journey that builds confidence and self-esteem. And taking that journey in the company of others who share the same goals is especially rewarding for many. But for others, the elegance and magic of Capoeira resonate in ways that are both spiritual and empowering. Then it becomes a way of life, as it has for me.

So, come join us and learn what we’re about. Only then will you discover what Capoeira Gerais means to you.

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I love it soooo much!!
I have been in capoeira for 3 years now!
I love it soooo much

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Alexa Kostetsky Marlborough, MA
5.0

A great place to workout there are activities for whole family.
A great place to workout there are activities for whole family. The instructors are encouraging and constructive , they really care and motivate you to take it to the nex... Read More.

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Daniel Souza Marlborough, MA
5.0

The instructors are very dedicated and makes the members feel comfortable in a respectful !
The instructors are very dedicated and makes the members feel comfortable in a respectful environment, my experience has been a great one! The classes are always different and always a little challeng... Read More.

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Renata Marcelino Marlborough, MA
5.0

Mestre Coreba is very respectful and a great leader.
10 months ago-
From day one I love it. Mestre Coreba is very respectful and a great leader. I enjoy coming early to see the kids practicing. I recommend to all my friends. If you’re curious a... Read More.

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CN N Marlborough, MA
5.0

Amazing!
Amazing! Coreba is a wonderful teacher highly liked and admire!

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Raquel Cezar Boston, MA
5.0

Very nice place
Very nice place to work out

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Cesar Morais Marlborough, MA
5.0
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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

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