Capoeira Program with Opportunity to Win a Scholarship for HU Students

Capoeira Program and Scholarship

Opportunity for athletic HOWARD students and students interested in Afro-Brazilian culture, diaspora studies, and Portuguese language

Join us at The Capoeira Spot to learn CAPOEIRA
on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 12 - 2 pm
for a FREE 2 hour Community Class (intro level) at our Axé Fest.

Register here:

The first 20 HU students to register for Axé Fest receive a discounted rate: $30/month for 4 months (Feb - May). For schedule, see: under the adult section.

At the end of the 4 months, 3 students will be selected for a 3-month Summer Scholarship to train at no cost. Scholarship winners will be selected based on dedication and self-improvement.


Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art created by African warriors who were enslaved in Brazil during colonial times. The African warriors disguised their martial arts as a dance using music and samba. Capoeira was used to preserve the lives, culture, and traditions of African peoples in Brazil and wielded to resist enslavement and later forms of anti-Black oppression. Capoeira arrived in the U.S. in the 1960s and has taken root all over the world.

It is simultaneously a fight and a dance, that can be interpreted as a tradition, a sport, a martial art, and an art form. In addition to martial art movements, there are elements of dance, acrobatics, music, spirituality and philosophy.


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