Family Classes

Fun class for parents and children.

See below for 2023 sessions. Limited space available.
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Welcome to our Parent and Child Capoeira class! This class is designed for parents and their children to learn and practice capoeira together. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It is a unique and fun way to improve physical fitness, coordination, and confidence.

In our Parent and Child Capoeira class, you and your child will have the opportunity to learn and practice the basic movements and techniques of capoeira. You will also learn traditional capoeira songs and instruments and have the chance to participate in live capoeira performances.

Our class is suitable for all levels and is open to children ages 6 and up. No prior experience is necessary. We offer a safe and welcoming environment where families can have fun, bond, and learn together.

Join us for a class and discover the joy and benefits of capoeira!

Upcoming Sessions:

February 18th, 2023 @ 12-1pm

Parent Class
$39 / Person FREE
Only 10 Spots available

Click here for our Ongoing CLASS SCHEDULE

Capoeira Bamba Toronto – 1069 St. Clair Ave W. 2nd Floor, Toronto – Map

Capoeira for families in Toronto
Young girl with her mother after capoeira class

Why Train Capoeira With Your Child:

Capoeira is a fun and unique activity that offers numerous benefits for kids and parents who practice it together. Here are just a few of the many benefits of practicing capoeira as a family:

  1. Improved physical fitness: Capoeira is a physically demanding activity that involves a lot of movement and coordination. Practicing it regularly can help improve your physical fitness and increase your strength and endurance.

  2. Increased coordination and balance: Capoeira requires precise movements and the ability to maintain balance while performing various acrobatic techniques. Practicing capoeira can help improve coordination and balance in both kids and adults.

  3. Enhanced confidence and self-esteem: Capoeira can be a challenging activity, but as you and your child learn new techniques and progress in your training, you will both feel a sense of accomplishment and increased confidence.

  4. Bonding time: Practicing capoeira together can provide a fun and enjoyable activity for families to do together. It can be a great way to spend quality time with each other and strengthen family bonds.

  5. Cultural appreciation: Capoeira has a rich cultural history and traditions that are passed down through the practice of the art. By learning and practicing capoeira, families can learn about and appreciate different cultures and traditions.

In summary, practicing capoeira together as a family offers numerous physical, mental, and social benefits. It is a fun and unique way for families to bond, improve their physical fitness, and learn about different cultures.

Benefits of Capoeira for Children

Physical & Health Education

  • Valuable self-defense skills
  • Cardio-vascular fitness
  • Complete body training
  • Improves motor coordination
  • Increases flexibility
  • Learn to control breathing
  • Improves stamina
  • Weight management
  • Learn healthy eating habits

Multi-Cultural Education

  • Introduction to the Portuguese language
  • Exposure to new cultural ideas, foods & traditions
  • Learn about Brazilian, African & Indigenous history
  • Exposure to traditional dances, songs & music

Social and Emotional Health

  • Increases self-esteem
  • Builds character
  • Improves anger management skills
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Teaches patience, self-discipline & respect
  • Builds a sense of community
  • Increases attention
  • Learn goal-setting skills

Music Education

  • Learn to play musical instruments
  • Singing
  • Learning traditional musical rhythms
  • Dance skills
Mother and son smiling after capoeira class

F.A.Q

– In our Kids Capoeira classes we accept children from ages 7-12. In Minis Capoeira, 3-6.

– Kids Capoeira is a 60 minute class where children will progress through all the aspects of Capoeira (martial-art, dance, acrobatics, music, language and more). The class consists of a warm-up, basic movement recaps, sequence training, partner work (currently on hold due to Covid), and will sometimes end with educational games to help them further develop certain skills. Strengthening exercises, stretches, music and singing is also incorporated into class. All classes are held in a safe and friendly environment with a healthy mix of fun/games & hard work.

– For Capoeira, wear comfortable and breathable WHITE pants (no shorts or jeans please) and t-shirt / top of any color. 
If you do not have white pants, we can loan you a clean pair for $5. 

– Being that it’s their first time, it’s important you arrive early (minimum 15 minutes) to allow them time to get comfortable with our Academy and instructors. Often when kids arrive late their first day it sets them back for the rest of the class.
You may also want to try following along one of our videos here to give them a bit of a head start on their first class.

Yes, but most are optional. Once you first join, a uniform must be purchased and must be worn for ALL classes. Besides that, we host events in which we encourage all members to participate, but it’s optional. Such events include parties, camps, sleep-overs, movie nights, competitions, and belt ceremonies. 

Yes. Every year we host our Annual Batizado in which students can receive their first belt and progress through our belt system. Students will be evaluated for their skills, attendance and focus levels. Occasionally, other aspects will be considered such as school grades and behaviour at home.

Yes, but it is important you speak to us about this and other issues so we can better understand how to help your child overcome them. We also periodically host self-defense classes where we focus on how to deal with bullying and build confidence. 

– No. Your child must have turned 7 to join the older kids group (Kids Capoeira, ages 7-12).

Capoeira is generally safe for kids as long as it is practiced in a controlled and supervised environment with qualified instructors. However, like any physical activity, there is a risk of injury, so it is important for kids to follow safety guidelines and rules.

The frequency of capoeira practice for kids depends on the child’s age, physical ability, and goals. For younger kids, one or two classes per week may be sufficient. As children get older and their skills and endurance improve, they may be able to handle more frequent practice. It is important to listen to your child’s needs and limits and not push them too hard. With that said, we have kids who attend once per week and others who attend 6 days per week.

Yes, kids can participate in capoeira tournaments and performances, but it is important for them to be ready and prepared. This may require additional training and practice, and the child should be comfortable and confident in their abilities. We host an Annual Tournament called Jogo de Bamba. For more info, visit www.jogodebamba.com

Capoeira provides numerous physical and mental benefits for kids. Physically, it helps improve strength, coordination, balance, and endurance. Mentally, it promotes focus, discipline, and confidence. Capoeira can also be a great way for kids to relieve stress and have fun.

Capoeira is similar to other martial arts in that it involves physical training and discipline, but it also incorporates elements of music, dance, and acrobatics. This makes it a unique and enjoyable activity for kids. Like any martial art, capoeira can help improve physical fitness and coordination and promote mental discipline, but it may be more suitable for some kids than others depending on their interests and goals.

As a parent, it is important to choose a reputable school or instructor for your child’s capoeira training and to make sure the environment is safe and appropriate. You should also discuss your child’s goals and progress with the instructor and be supportive of their interests. It is also a good idea to encourage your child to stay hydrated and stretch before and after class to help prevent injuries.