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Sunrise Beach Capoeira

2 reviewsDurban, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Mark

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

On arrival take a moment to watch the sunrise, hear the sounds of the ocean and savour the moment. The class will start off with a basic warm up, with floor based movements introducing our bodies to capoeira and dynamic movement.
Once warm we start working on movement technique and basic sequences. The movements include:
The Basic stance
Attacks & Defence
Basic Acrobatics
Bodily expression

This session & experience won't teach you everything about Capoeira, but you will learn a lot about yourself and the hidden abilities you have. Capoeira movements require you to use your body in different ways and trust yourself, as well as trust that you are capable achieving the unexpected.
Questions are encouraged, don't feel shy to ask for more demonstrations, or clarity about movements & sequences.
There will be lots of opportunities to take pictures & videos, while learning the movements. Let me know if you want me to take some pics while doing a handstand or backbend ;)

Once the movements are done we'll play some music, focusing on rhythm with instruments a while learning a few songs. The game of capoeira is done in partners while the music played to lead the tempo and style of game.

After the training, we'll jump in the sea to cool off, afterwards we'll grab a coffee/tea/water to chat and finish off the experience.
On arrival take a moment to watch the sunrise, hear the sounds of the ocean and savour the moment. The class will start off with a basic warm up, with floor based movements introducing our bodies to capoeira and dynamic movement.
Once warm we start working on movement technique and basic sequences. The movements include:
The Basic stance
Attacks & Defence
Basic Acrobatics
Bodily expression

This session & ex…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Ill bring some water for everyone :)
  • Equipment
    Musical instruments and speaker to play music in the class
From $13
/ person
Fri, Oct 30
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
$16 per person
$16 per person
Sat, Oct 31
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
$16 per person
$16 per person
Fri, Nov 6
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM
$16 per person
$16 per person

Meet your host, Mark

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 2 Reviews
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An experienced Capoeirista, Mark has been teaching Capoeira in Durban for over 10 years.
Mark teaches traditional Capoeira, generally known as Capoeira Angola, which works to preserve the African heritage of capoeira and the roots of the tradition. The classes focus on dynamic movements, thoughtful concepts and music that gives Capoeira its energy
He's been practicing capoeira since 2004 & teaching the art for close to 10 years in Durban, as well as leading a few workshops around South Africa. Mark has created a Capoeira book, "Tangible Connections in Capoeira", which looks to share knowledge of & connect all Capoeiristas across South Africa. Join us for an unforgettable, eye opening experience!
An experienced Capoeirista, Mark has been teaching Capoeira in Durban for over 10 years.
Mark teaches traditional Capoeira, generally known as Capoeira Angola, which works to preserve the African heritage of capoeira and the roots of the tradition. The classes focus on dynamic movements, thoughtful concepts and music that gives Capoeira its energy
He's been practicing capoeira since 2004 & teaching the art for close to 10 years in Durban, as well as leading a few workshops around Sout…
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Where you'll be

We will be practicing Capoeira on the beach front promenade, on grassy areas near Bike and Bean cafe (where we will have coffees after the session ). The sessions will take place early morning or after work, to avoid the heat of the day and get the best views of the beach and surrounding areas.
If the conditions are ideal we can make use of the beach to practice, playing capoeira next to the water is always incredible

2 reviews

Palesa
February 2019
learnt alot about capoeira and its history. taking the class with mark helped me connect the different aspects of the music and how it influences the movements.
彥霖
February 2019
Mark is really nice and professional. We really had a good and fun time with him. We learned many skills and traditions from him. Highly recommend it.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

Please make sure you are wearing clothes you are comfortable to move in. T-shirts which can be tucked in are a must, as we are often upside down doing cartwheels and handstands.
Capoeira is the Martial art that develops your abilities beyond what you thought capable.

What to bring

Shoes

Towel (for a dip in the sea after the session)