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. .
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.
|All year class payment||£100||24/09/2019 - 20/06/2020||This membership is available for person having paid the Year society Membership (£15). This fees goes toward the payment of the teacher for the classes during the year (Semester 1 and Semester 2). This membership entitles you to attend the three classes per week.|
|Semester 1 Class Payment||£50||24/09/2019 - 26/01/2020||This membership is available for person having paid the Year society Membership (£15). This fees goes toward the payment of the teacher for the classes during the first semester of the year. This membership entitles you to attend the three classes per week.|
|Year society membership and insurance||£15||24/09/2019 - 20/06/2020||The membership provides a discount to training class costs, as non-members do not receive a class discount. It also goes toward the payment of insurance. It gives you access the semester or yearly payment for the class or the possibility to pay £5 per class if you prefer to pay each class separately.|
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Capoeira this year are: