Axé Capoeira has been providing children’s programs since 2005, upon the inception of the Axé Society for Capoeira. Since then, our Grupo has performed and taught at many elementary and secondary schools and recreation centres throughout Calgary.
The importance of Capoeira for children is not only in the historical and cultural aspect but also in the physical qualities it helps develop; balance, motor coordination, speed, and strength. It also helps to develop the potential of each child to learn in life and school and positively influences their life in general.
Capoeira encourages discipline and helps to teach and instill the value of loyalty, responsibility, and self-confidence. In this way, it helps with the positive formation of those who participate and become involved in the practice of Capoeira.
Involvement with Capoeira awakens the musical, physical, artistic, and creative sides of the children who practice this art form. Capoeira is an excellent way for children to develop the strength of mind and body. In addition to the benefits above, Capoeira helps to build a strong and positive character and personality through self-expression in a fun and playful environment.