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About Us

The Tucson Capoeira Club at the UofA is an independent student group dedicated to teaching and practicing the art of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art. Capoeira is a martial art form that has maintained dance-like elements and music, making it both a deceptive fight and enjoyable means of personal expression. The club is open to all students, regardless of skill level or experience. Through trainings, we help foster fitness, musical ability, community, and personal growth.

What we do

Every part of your body is in motion when you practice capoeira. If you are looking for an exercise where you can learn to do a proper handstand, while learning about its history and culture then this is just the thing you need! Here are 6 ways on how it keeps you in great shape:

1. Cardio and Stamina

2. Strength

3. Body conditioning

4. Agility and Reflexes

5. Self-defense

6. Flexibility

Brief Description Of Capoeira

Capoeira is an art form hat involves movement, music, and elements of practical philosophy. One experiences the essence of capoeira by "playing" a physical game called jogo de capoeira (game of capoeira) or simply jogo. During this ritualized combat,two capoeiristas (players of capoeira) exchange movements of attack and defense in a constant flow while observing rituals and proper manners of the art. Both players attempt to control the space by confusing the opponent with feints and deceptive moves.

During the jogo, the capoeiristas explore their strengths and weaknesses,fears and fatigue in a sometimes frustrating, but nevertheless enjoyable, challenging and constant process of personal expression,self-reflection and growth.

Class Times

Monday 5pm – 6pm Youth

Monday 6pm to 7:30pm Adults & Teens

Wednesday 5pm – 6pm Youth

Wednesday 6pm to 7:30pm Adults & Teens

Friday 6pm to 7pm Adults & Teens

Saturday 11:30am -1:30pm all levels & all ages


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435 E 9th St, Tucson, AZ 85705