Capoeira was born out of the slave trade around 500 years ago in Brazil. It was developed by the slaves as a martial art, however it was designed to look like tribal dances and rituals so that the slave masters would not suspect the violent aspect of the art. A crucial component of learning Capoeira has been the ability to mask your movements and intentions in an apparently non-threatening dance, combining combat and music. At Southampton we have an enthusiastic Capoeira teacher, Mestre Joaozinho, who teaches the Angola style of Capoeira and we also have open training sessions to practice together. You're welcome to come to any of our sessions! Your first session is free. Please see our Facebook group for more info(https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthamptonCapoeiraSociety/?ref=bookmarks) or if you have any more questions feel free to email us.

Capoeira was born out of the slave trade around 500 years ago in Brazil. It was developed by the slaves as a martial art, however it was designed to look like tribal dances and rituals so that the slave masters would not suspect the violent aspect of the art. A crucial component of learning Capoeira has been the ability to mask your movements and intentions in an apparently non-threatening dance, combining combat and music. At Southampton we have an enthusiastic Capoeira teacher, Mestre Joaozinho, who teaches the Angola style of Capoeira and we also have open training sessions to practice together. You're welcome to come to any of our sessions! Your first session is free. 

 

Please see our Facebook group for more info or if you have any more questions feel free to email us. 

The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Capoeira this year are:

Florentin Bulot
President
Joshua Akrofi
Secretary
Salma Sabour
Social Sec
Miguel Torre
Treasurer

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Capoeira, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year membership and insurance£5.0021/09/2020 - 20/09/2021This membership is to pay for the insurance for the year to practice Capoeira in-person and online.
Access to online classes - January£15.0004/01/2021 - 04/02/2021This membership is a monthly membership to access to the online classes. There are online classes: - Monday 17.30 to 18.30 (advanced), 18.30 to 19.30 (beginners) - Wednesday 17.30 to 18.30 (advanced), 18.30 to 19.30 (beginners) For Mondays, you need to have a space on your own to join, for Wednesday, we have the Plant Pot booked for us between 18.00 and 19.30 to practice there (but the teacher will be online). In addition, on Sunday, we will have the Plant Pot available to train (on our own) from 14.00 to 16.30. All trainings will have to have less than 6 people.

Constitution

All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Capoeira are available to view below