Frequently asked questions
Capoeira and Samba is for you if you:
• Love to dance, or you want to learn how to dance, or are already a dancer
• Love joyful rhythms and music
• Love to learn
• Want to feel the power of your own body.
• Want to protect yourself physically, mentally and spiritually.
• Want a different and alternate experience of sports/martial arts.
• Want to have fun!
Our courses offer basic build up and foundation for all the movements.
Move with us!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Expect to sanatize/wash your hands upon entering. Body temperatures will be recorded and mandatory signed COVID-19 tracing questionnaires plus waiver forms will be collected before you are allowed to enter training spaces controlled by your instructor. Please arrive with face masks plus workout attire on and be prepared to change into indoor shoes once inside. Bathrooms are available upon permission basis. (We will do what it takes to prevent the spread while in opening transitions)
WHAT IS CAPOEIRA?
Capoeira is for those who are interested in learning centuries-old matial art traditions that survived the historic struggles through dance, music and play. It is for those who are open to a mental/physical/spiritual rewarding lifestyle.
Beginners receive an introduction to Capoeira movements. Intermediate students will increase their skills through training challenging Capoeira techniques and sequences. Everything is guided in gradual progressions towards the goals of the group.
Learning Capoeira movements is almost like learning a new language that is spoken through your body. As a capoeirista (a Capoeira athlete) advances in skills, movements become more of a conversation with other capoeiristas. With patience and practice, this dialog of collected body movement becomes a very poetic workout flow.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Please no outdoor shoes. Low profile, martial art training shoes/socks are recommended for full experience and benefits. Wear any workout pants or your Capoeira abadá (pants) and shirt (wear all white to celebrate tradition). For hygiene purposes, please wear a head cover (hat/beanie/wrap) and don't forget to wear a smile under your properly fitted face mask (COVID19 times)!
WHAT IF I AM NOT FLEXIBLE OR FIT?
Don’t let this discourage you. Physical conditioning and flexibility comes with time and practice. If you can get yourself to the mindset, you will already be getting in better shape. Of course, the more you train, the faster you will see results! Appreciate the process. Success is a direction, not a destination!
WHAT IF I GET HURT?
Our instructors have up-to-date Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification in case of emergencies. We are also prepared with basic first aid kit for minor injuries.
WHAT ABOUT WATER BREAKS?
We highly recommend hydrating well throughout the day. Break from class for water as needed, however there is no official timed "water break" during class schedule.
WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO WATCH?
Observers were welcome before the pandemic, however these times call for new limits and unfortunately we must keep our exposure risks to a minimum. So no more observers welcome at this time. Unofficial photography and video are not permitted at any time during class.
WHAT ABOUT KIDS?
Livestream FAMILY FUN is now available for ALL AGES and ALL LEVELS on ZOOM. Private sessions are available upon request.
WHAT IS SAMBA?
Samba is a lively rhythmic dance of Afro-Brazilian origin. This encounter is a guided session that welcomes a diverse dance community of all levels to liberate themselves of daily burdens through Samba, appreciate the Samba music culture and fully prepare for the next CARNAVAL. Styles featured weekly are Samba-Reggae, Samba no pé and Samba de Roda! LET'S DANCE!
WHAT IS THE ADDRESS AGAIN?
69 Washington Street, Daly City, CA 94014. Follow stairs up into the World Famous Ralph Castro Shaolin Kenpo Karate Martial Arts/Fire in the Ring Boxing Studio. Capoeira Batuque Daly City will be there to the left in the martial arts room.