Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed in the 1500s by African and Indigenous slaves in Brazil as a form of self-defense from their oppressors. It is marked by its agile and tricky movements that may be executed anywhere from an upside-down position to a gravity-defying kick. It has a strong acrobatic component in some styles and is always played with music.
Casa de Bamba (home of Capoeira Bamba Toronto) was re-launched in December 2019 to serve as the home for Capoeira Bamba HQ and a center for Brazilian Arts.
The Toronto school, led by Mestrando “Paraiba”, is Toronto’s 7x Award winning Capoeira Academy and one of the largest Capoeira Academies in Canada.