MORE THAN JUST A MARTIAL ART
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines
self-defense, acrobatics, dance, music, community,
and culture. Over the past 500 years it has evolved
from a secret fighting practice into an art emphasizing self-expression and community celebration.
Candeias Capoeira West Seattle strives to build community, share culture, and promote individual vitality through the teaching and continued development of Capoeira.
Instrutora Água-viva is a student of Contra Mestre Fenix,
Grupo Candeias Seattle, and has been teaching youth and adult classes in West Seattle for the past four years, and has been studying the art of Capoeira for over 14 years. She has spent nearly 20 years studying various movement practices and continues to attend educational events and workshops. She travels to Brazil and to other locations around the world each year to participate in Capoeira events, competitions,
and workshops. Instrutora Água-viva has a passion for working with kids and families and also teaches in local schools and summer camps.
Instrutora Água-viva and her students are community leaders and role models who promote the values of respect, integrity, strength and equality. She holds classes for beginners or experienced athletes, and classes for all ages- including toddlers, kids, teens and adults.