Spring Semester 2020
Courses for children ages 3 to 6 yrs old.
Sundays at 11:30 - 12:40
Subject to registration
Courses for children ages 7 - 12
Every Tuesday & Friday at 16:30 - 17:30
Price 35,000 kr.
Subject to registration
Sibling discount available.
Parents in Reykjavik can now pay for with the city's Frístundakort and parents in Kópavogur may also use their discount.
About the Course
In our classes children learn through play in a guided environment with clear achievable class objectives and goals. In each class children will practice a limited number of skills that will be repeatedly reinforced in subsequent sessions and in slightly different contexts. Children will practice exercises individually, in pairs, and in groups. Specific Techniques practiced in class:
Attack and Defense. Capoeira is a martial art of intention. Children will be taught to evade an attack by moving away from the blow instead of blocking it. Aside basic kicks and escapes, students will also learn destabilization tricks and falling techniques.
Acrobatic Skills. Students will learn basic acrobatic skills such as cartwheels, bridges, headstands and handstands. These skills are first learned in isolation and then practiced in combination with attack and defense techniques.
Flow & Balance. Students will develop spatial awareness and understanding of how to efficiently use the space around them. They will practice many floor movements, and learn to combine them with attack and defense, as well as acrobatic movements in continuous and flowing series. The transitions will increase in difficulty and tempo over time to increase resistance, muscular strength and agility.
Music & Rhythm. Music is an essential element of Capoeira. We practice capoeira to the sound of music and we synchronize our movements to the rhythm and tempo of the music. Students will handle and learn simple rhythms on the Pandeiro (Tambourine), the Atabaque (drum), and the Agogo (cow's bell), and will learn to sing some simple songs in Portuguese.
Dialogue and cooperation. Capoeira is no fun when practiced alone because its essence is corporal dialogue (establishing communication with another person through movement). In classes we guide students through exercises that will facilitate their understanding of dialogue by doing a lot of partner work, and playing capoeira with each other.