- you don't choose capoeira ...capoeira chooses you-
Academia de Capoeira Mundo is an authentic capoeira group with direct historical links from our teachers, to our Mestre, to the slaves who created this dynamic art and fighting system. Capoeira provides you with health, happiness, music and mastery of your own body. ACM is a Branch of Engenho da Rainha from Rio Brazil. We promise to teach you a unique style of capoeira with honesty , integrity and humility. We are a warm and friendly group and all are welcome to join and participate in this enigmatic art form
Capoeira is whatever you want it to be: For the fighter it is a fight, for the dancer its a dance, for the musician its music, for the acrobat its acrobatics, for the lover it is the faithful love and for the seeker its a spiritual journey
Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial art with its roots firmly in Africa and the African Diaspora. It was developed by slaves over the last 400 years and passed down from teacher to student, often in secret.
It is not rooted in any of the divisions which exist in capoeira rather our style was developed independently of the capoeira schism by our Mestre Celso and his teacher Mestre Artur Emidio
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Capoeira is a life transforming art which will change your perspective on many things. It can help with
Unlike traditional martial arts Capoeira is very much rooted in collectivism and socialising. ACM is part of a wider capoeira community and training although intense and disciplined is always rooted in the concept of Brincadeira - Having fun and playing
- capoeira is improvisation capoeira is evolution ~ Mestre celso-
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
The son of Mestre Celso, Bicudo has trained Capoeira for over 20 years. His open minded and continuously evolving style rooted in the tradition of Engenho da Rainha is what provides ACM with the strong foundation which we pass on to our alunos (students). For workshops and personal training contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Shamil has trained Capoeira with Engenho da Rainha group for ten years and is one of the founders of ACM. His background is in B-boying and house dancing as well as Muay Thai, Gymnastics and Street dance. His apelido (Capoeira name) Aloprado literally means crazy in Portuguese and it's his fusion of authentic Capoeira with Yoga and B-Boy moves which keeps ACM at the forefront of Contemporary Capoeira. Shamil is dedicated to promoting the tradition of Capoeira with a strong focus on ritual and respect for the Mestres
Sunil Ninjinho (The Little Ninja) is one of the best students to emerge from Engenho da Rainha group. His energy and teaching style is an inspiration to ACM. He has trained capoeira for over nine years and was graded in Brazil during Mestre Celso's 70th Birthday Anniversary.
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Mestre Celso is a student of the legendary Artur Emidio who brought capoeira to Rio de Janeiro. He is one of the most respected mestres in Capoeira and also the oldest mestre still teaching Capoeira in Rio with over 50 years of Capoeira to his name. His unique contemporary style of Capoeira which sits in between the traditional Angola and modern Regional styles is the basis of ACM. Through Mestre Celso and Artur Emidio, ACM can trace it's routes back to the African Slaves who transmitted this fighting art to the world. Mestre Celso grew up in the tough world of Samba which adds his unique dance flair to the ACM style
Our dynamic fusion of Capoeira with Sivanandan Yoga is what inspires our stretching and training programs.
Capofit - Capoeira Fitness Circuits are a unique circuit based training regime developed by ACM which will rapidly improve your flexibility and Fitness. Upper body and core conditioning are essential to Capoeira.
Capoeira conditioning is unique training involving slow and controlled Capoeira movements which teach you to be more focused and balanced.
Adults - £60
Students / unemployed - £40
Kids - £40
First Month £30
|Monday||7:45pm - 9:30pm||Capoeira & Bateria (Music Class)||
Johmard Community Centre
65-67 High Street Colliers Wood London SW19 2JF
|Bateria / Capoeira Class / Roda|
|Wednesday||7:45pm - 9:30pm||Capoeira Technique / Practice / Beginners||
All Saints Centre
44 All Saints Rd, London SW19 1BX
|Bateria / Capoeira Class / Roda|
|Thursday||7.45pm - 9.30pm||
Capoeira & Capofit
Balham Fitness First
279-291 Balham High Rd, London SW17 7BA
|Capofit / Capoeira class / Roda|
|Saturday||1.00pm - 2.30pm||Capoeira and CapoConditioning||
Balham Leisure Centre
Elmfield Rd, London SW17 8AN
|Capoeira Conditioning and Capoeira Class|
ACM have a proven method of increasing your flexibilty. We guarantee if you follow our methods you will see results within three weeks.
ACM does not close its doors to anyone and we welcome Capoeiristas who have trained other styles and with other groups. However, as we have a unique and constantly evolving style of Capoeira, you may find many movements or rituals difficult to adapt to but if you are dedicated and sincere you will eventually become a valued member of the ACM family.
If you are dedicated, ACM can guarantee you will be playing good Capoeira within six months. Capoeira is a lifetime commitment and to become a mestre or teacher it can take years depending on how much you sacrifice for the art.
You can initially wear any type of loose clothing and Plimsoles if you wish. Some people prefer to train barefoot. Eventually you can buy the ACM uniform and many other things from our store.
ACM dedicated to being honest, fair and giving you value for money.
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