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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Conditioning with Capoeira

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Marcelo

60 mins
Up to 7 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

What you'll do

As dance conditioning, we will exercise our motor coordination with basic and relaxed movements. I will show you the basic steps in capoeira and we will work on a simple sequence together. We will take a break to give you a tour through the instruments and to show you how to play capoeira rhythms. Putting all of this together we will practice the blend of dance and fight that is called “jogo de capoeira”. Expect a moderate to intense workout as we adapt the movements to your body.

Great for a group dance/workout session! I can also adapt the class for children. Contact me if you would like to book for dates not on the calendar.
Other things to note
The only preparation you need to enjoy this experience is to set up a space in your living room or bedroom. It needs to be large enough to stand with your arms wide out and turn in a circle. A shaded outdoors spot also works well. Set up your camera so that I can see you to fix your movements.
As dance conditioning, we will exercise our motor coordination with basic and relaxed movements. I will show you the basic steps in capoeira and we will work on a simple sequence together. We will take a break to give you a tour through the instruments and to show you how to play capoeira rhythms. Putting all of this together we will practice the blend of dance and fight that is called “jogo de capoeira”. Expect a moderate to intense workout as…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Marcelo can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at £21.

What to bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Tennis shoes or barefoot
From £3
/ person
Tue, 19 Jan
11:00 - 12:00 (EST)
Join 3 other guests
£4 per person
£4 per person
Tue, 19 Jan
12:30 - 13:30 (EST)
Join 1 other guest
£8 per person
£8 per person
Thu, 21 Jan
12:30 - 13:30 (EST)
£8 per person
£8 per person

Meet your host, Marcelo

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 73 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello! I am Marcelo, known in the Capoeira world as Professor Marcelo Medusa. I am from Rio de Janeiro, a city with strong Brazilian culture. Rio is one of the centers of Capoeira, an art which blends together dance, music and martial arts. Capoeira was developed by the West Africans that were enslaved in Brazil as disguised combat training, mixing West African, Indigenous and Portuguese cultures. In capoeira, we play music based on percussion instruments like the berimbau, atabaque and pandeiro while two capoeiristas “play” in combat.

I have worked with capoeira for 30 years. I have students local to Rio as well as students from other cities and countries. I started an online training practice two years ago via WhatsApp, Facebook and Zoom. I want to use my experience to help people move in a fun, dynamic and safe practice.
Hello! I am Marcelo, known in the Capoeira world as Professor Marcelo Medusa. I am from Rio de Janeiro, a city with strong Brazilian culture. Rio is one of the centers of Capoeira, an art which blends together dance, music and martial arts. Capoeira was developed by the West Africans that were enslaved in Brazil as disguised combat training, mixing West African, Indigenous and Portuguese cultures. In capoeira, we play music based on percussion instruments like the berimbau, atabaque and pandeiro…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 73 reviews.

Jes
January 2021
Marcelo leads a great class. He walked me through a difficult kick and helped me work on my technique. He has impressive skills and shares his sincere love for capoeira in an open and friendly way.
January 2021
真是太棒了!12岁的女儿独自参加的,玩得非常开心!她第一次接触Capoeira,认为这次体验很适合初学者和家庭共同参与,Marcelo还会很多种乐器,真是太神奇了!
Megha
December 2020
Fair warning for guests with lower back pain. Not recommended. Marcelo has really high energy for sure and we learnt a new form of conditioning but the audio quality was poor and missing music most of the time. Steps were not beginner friendly. I’ve taken a few dance/workout classes over the past two weeks with Airbnb so definitely was not out of shape but I would not recommend this session if you’re a beginner with lower back issues
Fair warning for guests with lower back pain. Not recommended. Marcelo has really high energy for sure and we learnt a new form of conditioning but the audio quality was poor and m…
Patricia
December 2020
wonderful class, Marcelo is a very aware and knowledgeable about other cultures and languages. the exercise was great, and he made a great effort to create community.
Lauren
December 2020
Your class was wonderful! Excellent teacher and a fun and enjoyable experience. It is challenging but so rewarding and has totally hooked me on capoeira! I look forward to learning more! Thank you so much Marcelo!
Hazel
December 2020
Capoeira conditioning with Marcelo was so much fun!! Even in the virtual format, I feel like we really got to connect and he did a great job of personalizing the experience. Capoeira is VERY active but there was also great cool down time at the end. I’d recommend to all!
Capoeira conditioning with Marcelo was so much fun!! Even in the virtual format, I feel like we really got to connect and he did a great job of personalizing the experience. Capoei…

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  • Tue, 19 Jan
    11:00 - 12:00 (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    £4 per person
  • Tue, 19 Jan
    12:30 - 13:30 (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    £8 per person
  • Tue, 19 Jan
    14:00 - 15:00 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From £22 per group
  • Tue, 19 Jan
    15:30 - 16:30 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From £22 per group
  • Tue, 19 Jan
    17:00 - 18:00 (EST)
    £8 per person
  • Tue, 19 Jan
    18:30 - 19:30 (EST)
    £8 per person
  • Thu, 21 Jan
    11:00 - 12:00 (EST)
    £8 per person
  • Thu, 21 Jan
    12:30 - 13:30 (EST)
    £8 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.