Brooklyn Community Services – BID 4 BKLYN
Auction Ends: Jun 3, 2014 10:00 PM EDT

Lessons & Classes

One Month of Unlimited Classes at ABADA-Capoeira New York

Item Number
Estimated Value
$130 USD
Opening Bid
$50 USD

Item Description

One Month of Unlimited Classes (3 classes per week) at ABADA-Capoeira New York

Capoeira is a martial art developed in Brazil by enslaved Africans. As they were not allowed to practice martial arts, the development and practice of the art had to be disguised. The natural disguise for the art was as a dance being that in Africa dance and music are the most popular forms of expression. So these "slaves" developed a way of practicing different defensive and offensive techniques with music, singing, and dance.

ABADÁ Capoeira seeks to promote cultural and human values based on respect, socialization and freedom. It hopes to accomplish these goals by spreading the art of capoeira in and through universities, schools, clubs, associations and diverse communities. It also hopes to emphasize the lessons inherent in its Brazilian cultural and historic roots, and by doing so, promoting social integration between people of different backgrounds and classes. While keeping sight of its social goals, ABADÁ Capoeira also seeks to instill good character, dignity and strong personal values in its students.

Mestra Edna Lima has been training capoeira for 40 years and is the first ever female Mestre. She also has a fifth-degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She regularly teaches workshops and leads Batizados in Barcelona, Israel, Japan, Spain, Austria, Germany, Morocco, Dubai, Mexico, Montreal, Aruba and Puerto Rico. She has also represented the US National Karate Team in Canada, Columbia, Curacao, Japan, Malaysia and Venezuela. And while she has continued as one of the outstanding Capoeira instructors in the world, she has also accumulated a dozen Karate titles.

Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Valid through 12/31/14.

Classes are held at:

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

Class Schedule:

Donated By: