Marlboro Fitness is the home of Capoeira Gerais Boston. Gerais means “general” in Portuguese. This name was chosen to signify that Capoeira is for everyone–all ages, all physical abilities, all ethnic and social backgrounds. Through Capoeira’s unique history of discrimination and freedom, we seek to promote diversity, tolerance and self-expression. Capoeira combines martial arts, dance, music, and rich cultural traditions, resulting in a physically gratifying and emotionally satisfying experience. We believe that personal growth and fulfillment is the foundation for a better society. And that, in essence, is the philosophy behind our name.
At the very least, Capoeira is an inspiring physical workout. For some people, it becomes a personal journey that builds confidence and self-esteem. And taking that journey in the company of others who share the same goals is especially rewarding for many. But for others, the elegance and magic of Capoeira resonate in ways that are both spiritual and empowering. Then it becomes a way of life, as it has for me.
So, come join us and learn what we’re about. Only then will you discover what Capoeira Gerais means to you.
Mestre Marquinho Coreba
Capoeira Kids: The program is to develop the student’s body movements through educational games that train kicks, escapes and acrobatics. Additionally, children work the development of body expression. These movements give children an increase in overall strength, endurance, agility, flexibility, while simultaneously adding Capoeira’s philosophy and discipline. One of the unique aspects of Capoeira for kids is the development of musical awareness and rhythm through the use of Capoeira instruments. For children having a more difficult time with the physical movements in Capoeira, music tends to be a very important aspect; The music component allows them their place to gain self-confidence in the group, further motivating them to continue on their path in Capoeira. Children can start classes as young as 3 years old.
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