Grupo Axé Capoeira

Grupo Axé Capoeira
Date founded 1982
Country of origin Brazil Brazil
Founder Mestre Barrão
Current head Mestre Barrão
Arts taught CapoeiraAcrobatics • Kicking
Ancestor arts CapoeiraCapoeira Contemporânea
Descendant arts none
Descendant schools none
Official Site Axé Capoeira

Grupo Axé Capoeira is one of the many Capoeira Grupos around the world. It can be classified as a school that teaches "Contemporary Capoeira" (Capoeira Contemporânea). Mestre Barrão's philosophy is that Capoeira must always change/evolve to improve itself and has been striving to see this purpose achieved. Based in Vancouver, he tours the world conducting workshops, doing demonstrations and conducting batizados for the advancement of his school and, by extension, Capoeira. It was founded and led by Mestre Barrão.[1]

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History

Grupo Axé Capoeira began in Recife, Brazil in 1982. Today, with academies throughout Canada, United States, Europe, Asia and South America, the Grupo continues to rise as one of the world's leading Capoeira organizations. Backed by worldwide releases of eight albums of music on CD, the video release of the 2000 International Encounter and two Performance videos from the Axé Capoeira Volume IV and V CD releases, enrollment continues to steadily increase. The Grupo also continues to travel around the world promoting Brazilian culture, music and dance, and participating in Capoeira and open martial art exhibitions and competitions.[1]

Objectives

Axé Capoeira is working hard to ensure that Capoeira has a strong future . Through research, travel and participating in events, we hope to increase our knowledge in the art and contribute to the evolution of Capoeira. Our goal is for Capoeira to be placed among the most widely practiced and respected martial art forms in the world.[1]

Philosophy & Methodology

The philosophy of Grupo Axé Capoeira is to respect all the mestres, preserve the roots and traditions of Capoeira, and train Capoeira in all its aspects: as a fight, art, dance, music and culture. We endeavor to teach and educate so that capoeira will grow in a positive healthy way. We attempt to pass on to the students physical and mental methods of training so that they learn to create situations and maintain a dialogue within the game. By playing both with friends and enemies, students learn to deal with any situation in or out of the roda. In North America, we not only teach movements, but the Brazilian language and customs as well so that the students may become true capoeiristas.[1] The Grupo is very tight-knit, and can be seen at times as exclusive of others. This is not due to disrespect, but the need for Grupo Axé to focus on developing the group before all else.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Grupo Axé Capoeira (21 January 2009). Retrieved on 7 June 2011. http://www.axecapoeira.com/about

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