Tucson Capoeira (Quilombolas) is dedicated to promoting and teaching Mestre Acordeon‘s principles of Capoeira as a living example of Afro -Brazilian folklore and culture.
Tucson Capoeira (Quilombolas) strives to be a community of students which appreciates and respects the collective work developing for all capoeira tendencies and approaches in Brazil and beyond.
Brief Description Of Capoeira
Capoeira is an art form hat involves movement, music, and elements of practical philosophy. One experiences the essence of capoeira by “playing” a physical game called jogo de capoeira (game of capoeira) or simply jogo. During this ritualized combat,two capoeiristas (players of capoeira) exchange movements of attack and defense in a constant flow while observing rituals and proper manners of the art. Both players attempt to control the space by confusing the opponent with feints and deceptive moves. During the jogo, the capoeiristas explore their strengths and weaknesses,fears and fatigue in a sometimes frustrating, but nevertheless enjoyable, challenging and constant process of personal expression,self-reflection and growth.