Q: What are the pre-requisites for joining Capoeira?
A: You do not have to posses any martial arts, gymnastics or sports background to start capoeira because you will learn everything in class.
Q: Where do I register?
A: Just go straight to any of the training venues and sign up.
Q: What should I wear?
A: First-timers may wear any comfortable workout attire for their first month of training (T-shirt and jogging pants). After the first month, depending on the availability of the uniforms, all students are required to wear the EBC Philippines uniform (EBC abada/malha and EBC Philippines shirt). All students should be in white for the roda.
Q: What can I learn in class?
A: Each class is different. You will be taught basic capoeira movements, maculele, samba, capoeira songs, and the use of capoeira instruments at different times during the course of your training. You will also learn capoeira history & philosophy. These are all essential in capoeira.
Q: Are there separate classes for beginners and intermediate students?
A: Yes, there is a separate class for more advanced students. The rest of the training sessions are open to all students, wherein more advanced ones help out the beginners. Please see Training Schedule for schedule, venues and fees.
Q: Is there a special capoeira course for instructors?
A: No. Escola Brasileira de Capoeira Philippines does not offer a special course for instructors. Similar to most martial arts, capoeiristas go through each cord level accordingly until they reach the teaching levels of Instrutor, Professor and Mestre. There is a total of twelve (12) cord levels in Escola Brasileira de Capoeira.