The Capoeira We Play

Our capoeira lineage represents one of the most elite in the capoeira world today. However, we teach students to appreciate and respect all styles and systems.

Our capoeira lineage comes from a spontaneous fusion created in the early 70s by Mestre Suassuna and Mestre Brasilia, when, perhaps for the first time in history, an Angola and a Regional mestres had an academy together, and started fusing the two styles intuitively. Besides that, the capoeira we train involves being spontaneous, and not wanting to make the games of all student a pattern or a copy of one another. We allow our students to follow their preference without loosing the essence of capoeira. If they like or lean more towards Angola we encourage them to practice that way. If they like or lean more towards Regional or Contemporânea we also support that path. In any case, we will expose the students to all systems that we know and encourage them to practice a little of each (and we alert them constantly to avoid mixing them up if they are taking part or visiting some schools of that particularly lineage).

Our method is a mixture of all methods. We incorporate into our training different aspects of capoeira: Regional, Angola, Miudinho, Contemporânea, and our own system that we call Capoeira Maneira. In Capoeira Maneira, we emphasize body expression with capoeira-related movements.

In our school, we allow students to take the best they like from each style and create their on capoeira personality. However, it is important to know how to differentiate things and to apply each thing at its own time: for example, you will not go to an Angola school and start doing back flips in the middle of a game, nor go to a Regional school and do a chamada* in the middle of a roda.

These are just some notes about the capoeira we train. There are many more details that makes our style very unique, complex, complete, intriguing and versatile. We are committed to quality and therefore continue to study and research capoeira to present it to our students at its highest level. *chamada is an arm and hand’s gesture that represents a call for the other capoeirista to respond. This call is done in the capoeira angola game style and it is a potential trap that tests the capoeiristas ability to respond accurately and efficiently when needed  there are a few different types of calls and each have a unique response.