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