At Shanghai Center for Capoeira we believe that the art of capoeira is able to help raising open-minded, culturally and physically educated, and self-confident children.
Capoeira is one of the youngest yet fastest growing art forms today. This Afro-Brazilian sport is a perfect multilateral training, combining martial arts, dance, acrobatics, as well as music. While learning particular skills, kids and teens can get a cross-cultural experience and enjoy themselves.
Capoeira is a non-violent form of self-defense. It empowers kids to explore their talents, enhance their physical and mental abilities, while giving them an outlet to express themselves and achieve a sense of personal identity.
Capoeira Benefits for Kids
The game of capoeira has multiple proven health, mental, and social benefits for children.
The Shanghai Center for Capoeira is a part of Capoeira Mandinga, the largest capoeira school in China with branches in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Hefei, Chengdu, and Taiwan. Capoeira Mandinga was founded by Marcelo Caveirinha in 1984. In 2005, Professor Diego Guerreiro, a student of master Marcelo, launched a branch in Shanghai.