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Capoeira Newcastle Aruanda

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art played to the pulsating rhythms of a berimbau, atabaque, and pandeiro. Originally developed by African slaves living in Brazil's Senzalas (slaves houses) in the 1700s and 1800s, Capoeira has its roots in West African courtship and war dances. Capoeiristas stand shoulder to shoulder forming a roda (circle) within which the players enter to play the game. Those forming the circle keep cadence with their clapping. During the jogo (game) each player attempts to use their malendragem (trickery) and malicia (cunning) to read and out-wit the other in the ultimate physical game of chess, in which only the hands, feet, and head are typically permitted to touch the floor. The best games are a complex dialogue of effortless kicks and evasions, acrobatics and theatrics.

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Unit5 /41 Griffiths rd Lambton
Newcastle , NSW-2299
Phone: 0411 349 408

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at Capoeira Newcastle Aruanda:

  • Capoeira

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Jesito "Calango" McLennan has been a student of Mestre Borracha for over a decade. He has studied Capoeira in Australia, Germany and Brazil, and was awarded his Instructor Certificate (Corde Verde) in 2013 by Grande Mestre Boa Gente, the 'godfather' of Capoeira Aruanda. He was awarded his senior Instructor cord (Green/Purple Belt) by Mestre Borracha in 2016. Jesito continues to travel around Australia attending events and learning Capoeira

UNIT 5 / 41 Griffiths Road

Monday 6:45 - 8:30 PM


​Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 PM


1 Hargrave St, Carrinton NSW 2294

Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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