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New Zealand's national capoeira society

 

Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa is a national capoeira group, led by New Zealand's first capoeira master, Mestre Brabo. We train capoeira angola, a traditional form of the Brazilian artistic expression which traces its roots back to the African people brought as slaves to Brazil in the times of colonialism.

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Learn capoeira

Find the next class in your city - choose from the links to the right
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New Zealand's first capoeira mestre

Mestre Brabo has been teaching capoeira in New Zealand since 1992
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Music and capoeira

Students learning to play the berimbau, the fundamental instrument in capoeira music
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Kids' classes

Everyone can play capoeira -- check out our kids' classes in Auckland, Taranaki, and Wellington.
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The Game of Capoeira

Playfulness is an integral part of Capoeira
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Capoeira Classes for Beginners

Learn the fundamental movements of defence, attack and acrobatics