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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Conditioning with Capoeira

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Marcelo

60 mins
Up to 7 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

What you'll do

As dance conditioning, we will exercise our motor coordination with basic and relaxed movements. I will show you the basic steps in capoeira and we will work on a simple sequence together. We will take a break to give you a tour through the instruments and to show you how to play capoeira rhythms. Putting all of this together we will practice the blend of dance and fight that is called “jogo de capoeira”. Expect a moderate to intense workout as we adapt the movements to your body.

Great for a group dance/workout session! I can also adapt the class for children. Contact me if you would like to book for dates not on the calendar.
Other things to note
The only preparation you need to enjoy this experience is to set up a space in your living room or bedroom. It needs to be large enough to stand with your arms wide out and turn in a circle. A shaded outdoors spot also works well. Set up your camera so that I can see you to fix your movements.
As dance conditioning, we will exercise our motor coordination with basic and relaxed movements. I will show you the basic steps in capoeira and we will work on a simple sequence together. We will take a break to give you a tour through the instruments and to show you how to play capoeira rhythms. Putting all of this together we will practice the blend of dance and fight that is called “jogo de capoeira”. Expect a moderate to intense workout as…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Marcelo can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $29.

What to bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Tennis shoes or barefoot
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Thu, Dec 3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
$10 per person
$10 per person
Thu, Dec 3
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
$10 per person
$10 per person
Thu, Dec 3
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
$10 per person
$10 per person

Meet your host, Marcelo

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 57 Reviews
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Hello! I am Marcelo, known in the Capoeira world as Professor Marcelo Medusa. I am from Rio de Janeiro, a city with strong Brazilian culture. Rio is one of the centers of Capoeira, an art which blends together dance, music and martial arts. Capoeira was developed by the West Africans that were enslaved in Brazil as disguised combat training, mixing West African, Indigenous and Portuguese cultures. In capoeira, we play music based on percussion instruments like the berimbau, atabaque and pandeiro while two capoeiristas “play” in combat.

I have worked with capoeira for 30 years. I have students local to Rio as well as students from other cities and countries. I started an online training practice two years ago via WhatsApp, Facebook and Zoom. I want to use my experience to help people move in a fun, dynamic and safe practice.
Hello! I am Marcelo, known in the Capoeira world as Professor Marcelo Medusa. I am from Rio de Janeiro, a city with strong Brazilian culture. Rio is one of the centers of Capoeira, an art which blends together dance, music and martial arts. Capoeira was developed by the West Africans that were enslaved in Brazil as disguised combat training, mixing West African, Indigenous and Portuguese cultures. In capoeira, we play music based on percussion instruments like the berimbau, atabaque and pandeiro…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

GerDwina
November 2020
What a great class to end the weekend! Not only new capoeira techniques but a wonderful workout. Marcelo was able to adjust to our levels and at the end of the class we learned quite a few moves. Throughout our session he was very encouraging which was helpful for newbies to capoeira, like us. Also the pricing is great and loads of fun!
What a great class to end the weekend! Not only new capoeira techniques but a wonderful workout. Marcelo was able to adjust to our levels and at the end of the class we learned qui…
AnnaLee
November 2020
Great start to learning Capoeira! A great workout and you get to learn the basics. Has music and you get to learn some moves! Instructor was great and very optimistic, patient, and energetic. 10/10
Jordana
October 2020
This was an amazing way to start the day, uplifting, inspiring and Marcelo was incredible to watch. Be prepared to feel some serious burn from this workout! He had us doing high kicks, squats and cartwheels which we never would have thought we were capable of. Great teacher and very motivating.
This was an amazing way to start the day, uplifting, inspiring and Marcelo was incredible to watch. Be prepared to feel some serious burn from this workout! He had us doing high ki…
Pelita
October 2020
Finding something new to do is so important during these times and Marcelo totally provides that! Whether you have taken capoeira before or not it’s an international connection that we won’t be soon forgetting! 10/10!
Frank
October 2020
Marcelo is a very charming capoeira instructor who oozes positivity and encouragement. At the start of the session, Marcelo gives a most impressive demonstation of capoeira; then, he shares the history of the development of capoeira: a fusion of African, Portuguese and Brazilan dance, martial arts and music. Then, its times to get started. Marcelo introduces you to some easy moves to build up your confidence. Each sequence builds on the previous sequence. Initially, it can take a little time to get all the moves in the right sequence. I'm sure my efforts were fairly unimpressive though Marcelo really does make you feel at ease and kept encouraging me nonetheless. It's a great workout and certainly you will need water at hand to rehydrate. Also, it's a good idea to wear shorts and t-shirt to allow ease of movement. Also, have plenty of clear floor space as you feel more comfortable being able to move around at ease. No matter what your level of fitness and flexibility, this is a great introductory class hosted by the marvelous Marcelo. Highly recommended!
Marcelo is a very charming capoeira instructor who oozes positivity and encouragement. At the start of the session, Marcelo gives a most impressive demonstation of capoeira; then…
Jessica
October 2020
I had so much fun and got a great workout participating doing this experience. Capoeira is a fascinating art, and learning about how it originated was especially interesting. Marcelo was so kind and encouraging, and his smile is infectious. He's incredibly skilled, and in addition to capoiera, he shared a bit about some traditional instruments. All around great experience!
I had so much fun and got a great workout participating doing this experience. Capoeira is a fascinating art, and learning about how it originated was especially interesting. Mar…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.