Kid Intro to Capoeira

Kicks, Flips & More!

See below for 2023 sessions. Limited space available.
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Welcome to our Intro to Capoeira, designed specifically for kids! If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to introduce your child to martial arts, then Capoeira is the perfect fit.

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It’s a high-energy, dynamic form of exercise that helps kids build strength, flexibility, and coordination. Capoeira also encourages creativity, self-expression, and teamwork, making it an excellent way for kids to develop important social skills.

Our Intro Course is led by experienced instructors who are passionate about sharing the benefits of Capoeira with young students. We’ll introduce your child to the basics of Capoeira, including kicks, spins, and acrobatics, while also emphasizing the importance of respect and discipline in the martial arts.

We’re offering this FREE course for a limited time, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to give your child the gift of Capoeira. Whether your child is new to martial arts or already has experience, our Intro Course is the perfect way to get started with Capoeira.

Sign up now to reserve your child’s spot and let them experience the many benefits of Capoeira!

Upcoming Sessions:

April 22nd, 2023 @ 12:15-1pm

Kids Beginner Intro to Capoeira
$39 / Person Sold Out!
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 Capoeira is Great for Your Child:

Looking for a fun and engaging martial art for your child? Capoeira is an excellent choice! Here are five reasons why:

  • Capoeira is a full-body workout that helps kids build strength, agility, and coordination.
  • Capoeira emphasizes respect, cooperation, and communication, helping kids develop important social and emotional skills.
  • Capoeira encourages creativity and self-expression, allowing kids to explore their own movement styles and build confidence.
  • Capoeira is a fun and engaging way to get kids excited about exercise and physical activity.
  • Capoeira teaches important life skills like discipline, perseverance, and goal-setting, which can benefit kids in all areas of their lives.

So why not give your child the gift of Capoeira? With experienced instructors and a supportive community, your child will have the opportunity to develop important physical, social, and emotional skills while having fun and staying active.

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


– 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 pants (no shorts or jeans please) and t-shirt / top of any color. 

– 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.