“One our greatest accomplishments is to see students establish friendships
through capoeira that stand the test of time.”
A Brazilian martial art, taught by Americans, set in the cosmopolitan mega-city of Shanghai creates a special atmosphere for Thanksgiving. Roast turkey meets cachaça, tiramisu, and xiao long bao.
For dessert, it's pumpkin pie topped off with a capoeira roda.
We create community in Shanghai through capoeira and regular fellowship strengthens these bonds.
Getting physically fit, learning to play *berimbau, and conquering *bananeira after months of frustration are rewarding and our curriculum teaches these skills. Yet one of our greatest accomplishments is watching students establish friendships through capoeira that stand the test of time. We give thanks for this everyday.
*Berimbau–Bow like instrument played in capoeira
*Bananeira– A handstand