with Mestre Cafu, pioneer of Capoeira in Hawai’i
Friday, May 18
6:00 – 7:00 pm
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Workshops for all levels held May 17, 18 & 19
For more information: 463-0771
Mestre Cafu is the pioneer of capoeira in Hawaii and holds 32 years of experience.
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines dance, martial arts, acrobatics, dynamic music and personal expression. It is both challenging and fun! Capoeira movements involve the entire body and help develop confidence, self-esteem, coordination, strength and flexibility. It is a ‘game’ that requires focus, commitment, constant movement and interaction. Workshop open to all levels!
“To see Mestre Cafu perform is to see a powerful, joyful, cultural expression born from hundreds of years of suffering. He is a consummate artist and athlete with a signature style that is constantly developing. “
Mestre Cafu, born and raised in Brazil, began practicing capoeira at the age of six. Due to his natural talent for the art, he was teaching by the time he was 15 years old. He played a major role in establishing the capoeira groups, Roots of Brazil and ABADA Capoeira.
For the last 9 years he has been teaching classes and workshops throughout the United States, including New York, California, Hawaii and Texas. In the U.S. he began teaching capoeira at a dance academy in Santa Cruz, CA. He then moved on to Hawaii, where he was the pioneer of capoeira.