Capoeira is a holistic approach to youth development because it provides the opportunity to learn a broad spectrum of skills, including self-defense, acrobatics, and fitness, music and a basic understanding of the Portuguese language
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) January 30, 2023
ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco (ACSF), the Bay Area's first non-profit organization dedicated to recovering, preserving, and promoting Afro-Brazilian arts and culture, is offering a new, free course from February 6 to March 29, 2023 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for youth aged 12-20. The special session provides an opportunity to train Capoeira in a fun, welcoming environment.
The special session will be taught by Instrutor Soldadinho and Instrutor Papagaio. Both longtime students of ACSF, they have taught and performed Capoeira across the San Francisco Bay Area, inspiring and training youth of all ages and backgrounds.
ACSF’s award-winning youth programming supports healthy development through regular physical and cultural activities led by top professionals in the field, who act as positive role models and create a supportive learning environment. ACSF works to develop each participant’s artistic skill, cultural literacy, and personal character through high-quality training, leadership activities, community involvement, and the integration of authentic cultural tradition into program activities.
“Capoeira is a holistic approach to youth development because it provides the opportunity to learn a broad spectrum of skills, including self-defense, acrobatics, and fitness, music and a basic understanding of the Portuguese language,” said Marcia Treidler, a.k.a. Mestra Cigarra, Artistic Director of ACSF. “Through these skills, children and teens can also learn important life skills, including respect, cooperation, confidence, compassionate leadership, and cultural awareness. These can lead to a lifetime of good health and civic involvement.”
Classes will be offered in person at ACSF Capoeira Arts Center, 3221 22nd St., San Francisco. Registration is now available online here.
ABOUT ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco (ACSF)
ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco (ACSF) works to preserve, develop, and share the art of Capoeira with integrity. By exploring creative ways of sharing Capoeira and related arts, ACSF remains a pioneering force in the preservation and development of Brazilian arts.
Founded by master Capoeira artist Márcia Treidler, “Mestra Cigarra” and women-led for 30 years, ACSF uses Capoeira to enrich, strengthen, and uplift under-resourced communities and as a catalyst to build a healthy, just and vibrant society in which people feel connected to and responsible for their community.
ACSF is committed to artistic excellence, and to providing accessible, inclusive, culturally authentic instructional and performance programs and apprenticeships led by highly-skilled artists.
ACSF shares its name and philosophy with ABADÁ-Capoeira—the Brazilian Association for the Support and Development of the Art of Capoeira—founded in 1988 by Mestre Camisa, in Brazil. ABADÁ has independent branches in 80 countries.
For more information about ACSF, visit http://www.abada.org/.