News & Announcements
We are glad to announce that on April 12th, 13th and 14th we will celebrate our 6th Batizado, with the presence of Mestre Calango, (Grupo Uniao Capoeira) and our Mestre, Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha. Three days of great capoeira!
On Saturday 13th, massive party at Latina restaurant with many performances (Danca de coco, Maculele, Puxada de rede, Capoeira, Samba and more!) and great food and caipirinha. Download flyer here!
Mestre Calango will arrive to Shanghai on April 4th teaching workshops every day until the batizado weekend. More details will be provided soon. Stay tuned.
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我们很荣幸的宣布上海巴西战舞第六届绶带仪式及表演活动将于4月12-14日在上海举行。届时巴西战舞大师Marcelo Caveirinha和巴西战舞大师Calango (Uniao Capoeira流派)也将一同出席。
During the Chinese New Year our gym will be closed from Saturday 9th until Saturday 16th.
Last class before the holiday will be Friday 8th.
During the holiday, we will have two classes on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th afternoon, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, at a gym in Zhongshan park. Address is Huichuan lu n.400, bld.5. It’s in front of the back of Longzhimen (Carrefour). Same place where we trained last year.
Then class on Sunday 17th evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at our gym.
From Monday 18th, regular schedule
PS: so this is the schedule:
Friday 8th: 8;10pm-9:40pm capoeira in our gym
Saturday 9th-Tuesday 12th: NO CLASS
Wednesday 13th: 4:00pm-5:30pm capoeira in the gym in Zhongshan park
Thursday 14th: 4:00pm-5:30pm capoeira in the gym in Zhongshan park
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th: no class
Sunday 17th: 7:00pm-8:30pm capoeira in our gym
DIEGO: My name is Diego Pappalardo. I’m from Italy, I live in Shanghai, work for a European Bank and teach capoeira.
TE: Can you describe capoeira for us?
DIEGO: Originating in Brazil in the 1600s, Capoeira is the only indigenous American martial art, it was developed by African slaves in Brazil. Capoeira began to take form amongst the community of slaves that worked on the sugar cane plantations. It became a strong weapon in the life and death struggle against their oppressors. Capoeiristas learned to camouflage the forbidden fight with singing and clapping as though it were simply entertainment.The fight was disguised behind the dance – a dance that could be as graceful as a panther and as treacherous as a snake.Capoeira is an art form and self-defense; with strong aerobic and dance elements. It is a harmony of forces that gives you power, flexibilty, endurance and self-discovery. Capoeira balances the body, soul and mind. It is a graceful, exciting art form that teaches you to be alert.
TE: In China, how would you compare capoeira to other martial arts?
DIEGO: Capoeira is less martial, more creative. It involves music and history. It is a great workout and is demanding, even though the environment is friendly and students have fun during the training.
TE: Capoeira is often seen performed without much physical contact. Is that by design?
DIEGO: As some Capoeira Master said, “There is no physical contact if you’re fast enough to avoid the kick.” The first thing that a capoeira student learns is to escape from kicks. The second thing is to kick with control. Our goal is not to hurt the opponent but to challenge him and to dialogue with him. We say “to play capoeira”, even though there is a challenge and there can be contact.
TE: How long have you been in China and what’s it been like there for you as a foreigner?
DIEGO: I have been in Shanghai since 2005, while I had also been in Beijing as student in 2004. I have now a full time job and a full time commitment to teach capoeira: I love my life here and as a foreigner who can speak mandarin I find the life in Shanghai pretty easy and convenient.
TE: If you had one tip for someone visiting China, what would it be?
DIEGO: If you’re visiting, be Chinese: eat Chinese food, visit the parks, the narrow streets, go to Beijing and have just a quick look at Shanghai. If you’re moving here for long term, then take this opportunity to realize your projects: China is the right place to do that.
Original article: “Travel Explotion“
Contra Mestre Primo from “Cordao de Ouro – Bologna” will be in Shanghai teaching workshops in our gym from Saturday 10th to Friday 16th of November.
Schedule will be the following:
- Saturday 10th: 16:00-18:30
- Sunday 11th: 17:00-19:00
- Monday 12th: 20:00-21:40
- Tuesday 13th: 20:00-21:40
- Wednesday 14th: 20:00-21:40
- Thursday 15th: 20:00-21:40
- Friday 16th: 20:00-21:40
The price for the whole week will be RMB450.
Single class will be RMB200.
Monthly fee including the workshop week will be RMB700.
It will be an amazing week of high quality capoeira: you can’t miss it!
Starting from October 17th, kids classes will take place every Saturday from 3:00pm until 4:20pm.
Recommended ages: 5 to 10 years old.
Capoeira is great for kids. It combines martial arts, gymnastics, music and dance and provides a fun challenging workout. Capoeira is also a great tool to develop coordination, since its movements involve the entire body. Thanks to its music component, children also learn to sing in Portuguese and play the traditional Capoeira instruments. Introducing fun kids games where the elements of capoeira are incorporated, children learn many important skills including discipline, self confidence and respect.
A quick reminder for those CMS students not going to Beijing this weekend for the batizado … We will maintain the regular schedule at our gym in Shanghai
Thursday (Sep 20) @ 20:10
Friday (Sep 21) @ 20:10
Saturday (Sep 22) @ 16:00
Then starting from Monday the 24th, Mestre Pinga Fogo will spend a week with us in Shanghai! Regular class times from Monday to Friday
Monday 24th @ 20:10
Tuesday 25th @ 20:10
Wednesday 26th @ 20;10
Thursday 27th @ 20:10
Friday 28th @ 20:10
Because Saturday the 29th is a working day, we will have class later than usual, at 7PM
Saturday 29th @ 19:00
On Sunday 30th, we will meet in Zhongshan Park at 3:00pm for some capoeira action: it will be Mestre Pinga Fogo last class with us, so please do your best to come! We’ll meet at the usual spot: after the main entrance, keep walking until the bridge, then walk and go to the path on the left and look for some berimbau at your right. We’ll be on the grass!
Sunday, Oct. 30th – 15:00
As our gym is closed Sep. 30th to Oct. 3rd, there will be no classes Oct. 1st to 3rd. Classes will resume on Oct. 4th.
During October holidays the schedule will be the following:
Oct. 4th: 19:00-20:30
Oct. 5th: 19:00- 20:30
Oct. 6th: 17:00-19:00
Oct. 7th: 17:00-18:30
From October 8th, regular schedule with CM Cipo’!!
Axé camaras! Great news for Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai!
Mestre Pinga Fogo from “Capoeira Ginga Brasil – CDO Connecticut” will come to Shanghai teaching one week of workshop from September 24th to September 30th (Mon to Sun).
And our friend Contra Mestre Cipó (Capoeira Mandinga Cuernavaca) will be in Shanghai from October 8th to October 15th, for another week of amazing workshops.
Workshops are for both beginner and intermediate students!