Grupo Capoeiras Inc in Central CoastTagged for SEO porpouses: "Shaolin Kung Fu Central Coast"
The organisation purposes are beneficial to the community.
GRUPO CAPOEIRAS Incorporated aims to provide an opportunity for the people of all age to participate in Capoeira Activities (Afro-Brazilian cultural practice).
Capoeira has been inscribed in 2014 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco, especially people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds as it is an act with a unique body language.
The GRUPO CAPOEIRAS Incorporated run activities and workshops for the community.
- Advancing arts and culture
– Focus on Brazilian and Latin Culture. Teaching Dance and Martial arts.
- Promoting health and fitness
– Providing Dance and martial arts lessons. Teaching dance and martial arts, promotes fitness and health.
Our philosophies include having a healthy lifestyle, getting active and fit. Dance and Martial Arts Classes are aimed for children and adults. Focusing on how we can help them reach their fitness goals by creating a healthier lifestyle.
Also related with capoeira:
The biggest quilombo, the Quilombo dos Palmares, consisted of many villages which lasted more than a century, resisting at least 24 small attacks and 18 colonial invasions. Portuguese soldiers sometimes said that it took more than one dragoon to capture a quilombo warrior since they would defend themselves with a strangely moving fighting technique. The provincial governor declared "it is harder to defeat a quilombo than the Dutch invaders." By the 1920s, capoeira repression had declined. Mestre Bimba from Salvador, a strong fighter in both legal and illegal fights, met with his future student, Cisnando Lima. Both thought capoeira was losing its martial roots due to the use of its playful side to entertain tourists. Bimba began developing the first systematic training method for capoeira, and in 1932 founded the first capoeira school. Advised by Cisnando, Bimba called his style Luta Regional Baiana ("regional fight from Bahia"), because capoeira was still illegal in name.
Originally, the ancestor tradition originated from Angola and was called N'golo/Engolo; a type of ritual dance that used several elements of kicking, headbutting, slap boxing, walking on one's feet, deception, evasion etc. The purpose was also religious as it both provided a link to the afterlife (which was the opposite of the living world) and enabled a person to channel their ancestors into their dance. For example, during the dance, a person might become possessed by an ancestor in the past who was talented at N'golo. This could be applied to a Martial setting in both combat and warfare which was called N'singa/ensinga; the difference to N'golo being that it included weapon use and grappling. During the Atlantic Slave trade, this tradition transferred around the Americas; Brazil (Capoeira), the Caribbean (Damnye) and the United States (knocking and kicking). A large amount of Angolans were sent to Madagascar during the slave trade and it still survives today as Moringue/ Moring.