Capoeira comes to the Aquatic Cen­tre … for Free!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Capoeira, the Brazil­ian mar­tial art which teaches an in­trigu­ing brand of de­fence, has found a new home in the north. The Rod­ney Bay Aquatic Cen­tre has opened its doors to Capoeira 758, the premier prac­ti­tion­ers on the is­land.

The art form, which has be­come popular world­wide, is char­ac­ter­ized by quick com­plex moves, ac­ro­bat­ics, and a grace that can make it seem almost chore­ographed.

But it’s not just about tricks and flips. Capoeira is a proven stress re­liever and can pro­vide that toned look many long for.

This Fri­day, Novem­ber 14th, all are in­vited to a free trial class from 6:30 pm at the Aquatic Cen­tre.

In­struc­tor and Capoeira 758 pres­i­dent Danny Au­gustin, is thrilled to be bring­ing the prac­tice back to the north after a short hia­tus.

“We’re ex­tremely ex­cited to bring apoeira back to the north. It’s gonna be a ton of fun and a re­ally good work­out as well. Any­one seek­ing a fun en­er­getic way to work out or gain mar­tial arts ex­pe­ri­ence, or just look­ing to try some­thing new, should def­i­nitely not miss this.”

Capoeira 758 is a lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion which was es­tab­lished by Au­gustin, in De­cem­ber 2012. He has since been joined by fel­low capoeirista Michael Sankar. Both trained un­der Con­tre Mestre PQD in London, ac­cu­mu­lat­ing nu­mer­ous belts and gain­ing teach­ing skills from years of as­sis­tance with schools pro­grammes in the United King­dom. In just un­der two years, Capoeira 758 classes have ex­panded to in­clude Fit­ness Freaks Gym in Corinth, Sportivo in Rod­ney Heights, and the Carel­lie Gym. In ad­di­tion, school ses­sions have com­menced at Mon­roe Col­lege, St Mary’s Col­lege and the Gros Islet Pri­mary School. The group has also held classes at cul­tural events, char­i­ta­ble ac­tiv­i­ties, and sum­mer camps.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 723-5059, email capoeira758@ gmail or find them on Face­book.

Michael Sanker (left) and Danny Au­gustin ex­e­cut­ing a

sim­ple de­fen­sive se­quence.

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