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Conditioning with Capoeira (Special Carnival Edition)

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Marcelo

60 minsHosted in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and Italian
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 7 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

Special Carnival Edition for all sessions in February! During this special edition, before conditioning for our class, I'll go through some Samba rhythms and movements. I will show you how this connects to the Capoeira roots. 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.
Special Carnival Edition for all sessions in February! During this special edition, before conditioning for our class, I'll go through some Samba rhythms and movements. I will show you how this connects to the Capoeira roots. 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…

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 a private group
    Marcelo can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ﺩ.ﺇ108.

What to bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Tennis shoes or barefoot

Meet your host, Marcelo

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 111 Reviews
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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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From ﺩ.ﺇ35
/ person
Sun, Jun 13
ﺩ.ﺇ44 per person
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
ﺩ.ﺇ44 per person
Sun, Jun 13
From ﺩ.ﺇ108 per group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From ﺩ.ﺇ108 per group
Sun, Jun 13
ﺩ.ﺇ44 per person
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
ﺩ.ﺇ44 per person

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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 111 reviews.

Barbara
May 2021
Marcelo is very enthusiastic and positive. He clearly loves what he does. He was also very educational about both Capoeira and Brazilian culture.
Yasuhito
May 2021
If you really would like to enjoy your day with a nice person and fun activities, I recommend Marcelo's class to you. He is very thoughtful and he has passion for teaching. I will continue learning from him.
Alex
May 2021
Marcelo is an awesome host and is able to accommodate all skill levels. I highly recommend his Capoeira experience if you want to do something active or just want to learn something new.
Nathan
May 2021
It was great to take the Capoeira class with Marcelo. He was so full of energy and enthusiasm! We learned some basic moves and strung them together for some great exercise. Highly recommended for individuals or groups!
Eva
May 2021
this was organized as an activity for my friends' wedding anniversary. Thanks to it friends from all parts of the world were able to discover the beauty and fun that is capoera, with alot of charisma and energy that Marcelo who was able to transfer his passion for capoera on to us. it was a great workout too!
this was organized as an activity for my friends' wedding anniversary. Thanks to it friends from all parts of the world were able to discover the beauty and fun that is capoera, wi…
Mel
May 2021
Our group had such a great time doing capoeira with Marcelo. It was a super workout (prepare to sweat)! Marcelo is hilarious and joyful and makes this a great experience. Highly recommend!

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    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    ﺩ.ﺇ44 per person
  • Sun, Jun 13
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ108 per group
  • Sun, Jun 13
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    ﺩ.ﺇ44 per person
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    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
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  • Sun, Jun 13
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    ﺩ.ﺇ44 per person
  • Sun, Jun 13
    7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
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    From ﺩ.ﺇ108 per group
  • Mon, Jun 14
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ108 per group
  • Tue, Jun 15
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    ﺩ.ﺇ44 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.