Answers to All Your Inquiries
What Will I Learn in Classes?
In the Capoeira classes we start new beginners with learning the basic attack and defense movements while building strength and flexibility for working up to more difficult movements. Although mastering Capoeira requires a lot of dedication and hard work, it is also a sport open to everyone. For this reason classes are designed so that students can work at their own pace whilst still having fun. In addition to movements students will also be introduced to the music of Capoeira; learning how to play and sing traditional capoeira songs.
What are the benefits of Capoeira?
The most obvious benefit of Capoeira would be to improve an individual’s health and fitness building flexibility, strength and endurance. Capoeira also helps to build self-confidence, develop musicality, challenges limits, brings peace of mind and is an amazing way to meet people and have fun!
What should I wear to class?
Something light and comfortable with a decent amount of stretch – definitely not jeans or skirts (there are cartwheels involved).
Ungu Capoeira School uniforms are also available from your instructor if you wish to purchase one.
Do I need to train barefoot?
If you have sensitive or soft feet feel free to bring some specialised flat tennis-type shoes as some people find the floor a bit harsh on the soles of the feet especially with repetitive movements, however we encourage people to remove their shoes as traditionally Capoeira is practiced without shoes on.
What do I need to bring to class?
A water bottle, a small towel if you know you sweat lots, and heaps of enthusiasm
Am I allowed to come and just watch the class?
Sure, you’re more than welcome to however we always recommend to people that if you are intending on joining the classes - just give it a go
What do the cords represent?
The cords are coloured rope that are used as a belt when worn with the capoeira uniform. Similar to other martial arts the colours represent your level of both skill and responsibility in the group. All capoeira groups have different colour categories and you will find some groups have many levels while some only have a few. For this reason it is not always reasonable to compare cords between capoeira groups. Check here for our colours and what they represent.