Grupo Axé Capoeira began in Recife in 1982
Today, the group continues to rise as one of the world’s leading Capoeira organizations. Backed by worldwide releases of ten albums of Capoeira music on CD, several VHS and DVD performance videos and the four volume Capoeira Instructional DVD compilation, enrollment continues to steadily increase with over 10,000 students from all over the world.
The group travels around the world and participates in competitions; one of which was the prestigious International Capoeira Competition in Argentina. Furthermore, Grupo Axé Capoeira is renowned as a traveling group promoting the history, music, art, and culture of Brazil in interactive and educational demonstrations.
Philosophy and Methodology
The philosophy of Grupo Axé Capoeira is to respect all the mestres, preserve the roots and traditions of Capoeira, and train Capoeira in all its aspects: as a fight, art, and culture. We endeavor to teach and educate so that capoeira will grow in a positive healthy way. We attempt to pass on to the students physical and mental methods of training so that they learn to create situations and maintain a dialogue within the game. By playing both with friends and enemies, students learn to deal with any situation in or out of the roda. In North America, we not only teach movements, but the Brazilian language and customs as well, so that the students may become true capoeiristas.