Monday, December 17, 2012

[Culture/Press Article] Daegu Capoeira Cooperative

(Capoeira instruments - the tambourine and berimbau.  Photo courtesy of Robert Williams)

Daegu Capoeira Cooperative

If you're looking for a total body workout and want to meet other foreigners and Koreans,
then consider joining the Daegu Capoeira Cooperative.

(Photo courtesy of Robert Williams)

Capoeira is a form of martial arts that originated in Brazil sometime in the 16th century. It was a fighting style developed and used by escaped slaves in order to protect themselves against colonial officers. Capoeira is now a vital part of Brazilian culture and is practiced all over the world, and an active group practices it in Daegu.

Classes are free, open to everyone and are held twice a week, Wednesday and Saturday.  Wednesday classes meet from 7-9pm at the YMCA, and Saturday classes meet from 1-3pm at Kyungpook National University. Please click on the link at the end of the article for directions.

(Members of the Daegu Capoeira Cooperative with members of the Seoul capoeira group.
Photo Courtesy of Robert William)

A 3 hour workshop, on Capoeira techniques and its history, will take place on Saturday, December 22, 2012. This seminar will be led by Instructor Zumbi, a student of world renowned Capoeira Mestres Suassuna and Chicote. Everyone, from beginners to advanced students, are welcomed. There is a nominal fee of 30,000W.

This is a rare opportunity to experience, learn and practice capoeira with someone of a very high calibre. More information about the workshop can be found at this event page:

For more information about Instructor Zumbi, go to:

● For more information about the Daegu Capoeira Cooperative, 
   contact Robert Williams at 010-5004-5719 and the Facebook group at:

● For directions to either the Wednesday or Saturday classes, then click on the following link and zoom into Daegu:

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