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Aleksey (Graduado Astronauta) teaches Capoeira:


Capoeira (pronounced ka-poo-eyh-rah) is an Afro-Brazilian martial art an self-defense discipline that brings together fighting techniques, acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs, in a rhythmic dialogue of body, mind, andspirit.

Capoeira helps people to approach conflict, fear, and uncertainty with greater confidence, determination, and humor. Ultimately, Capoeira is a celebration of the joys of movement, music, physical expression, and strategy. Today’s students, like the earliest practitioners of Capoeira, learn to translate struggles into celebrations, to believe in their abilities, and to understand the richness of sharing with others.

Capoeira has gained respect as a martial art form throughout the world. Increasingly visible in popular culture and mainstream media, Capoeira has attracted millions of individuals from every part of the globe.


Why will you love Aleksey (Graduado Astronauta):

Aleksey (Graduado Astronauta) makes rapid and safe development of hisstudents his main priority. The class is always tailored to promote development and engagement of all the participants, whether it’s a complete novice or a seasoned Capoeirista, everyone works hard, and progresses.Graduado Astronauta started learning Capoeira eight years ago in Vancouver with Graduado Rasta of ABADA Capoeira and continues to do so, while making it a priority to travel and learn more about this unique art-form in order to better his technique and teaching. Over the last years he traveled within Canada, and also to USA, Mexico, Europe and Brazil to attend workshops and competitions and had taken technical seminars with Mestres: Camisa, Cobra, Nago, Morcego, Charm, Canguru, Marcia Cigarra, Edna Lima , Mestrandos: Peixe Cru, Pernilongo, Montanha, Tigre, Sabia, Bode and Professores: Pretinho, Arpoador, Brucutu.The Capoeira at OKO Dance studio focuses on physical mastery of the basic and advanced Capoeira moves, along with understanding of the rituals of the roda, types of games (jogos), music and traditions of this unique art form. No experience is necessary. Course is suitable for complete beginners as well as advanced students who want to improve their basic techniques.
Don’t hesitate to get into contact with us if you have any questions for Aleksey!