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Welcome to Capoeira Mandinga Detroit!

Capoeira Mandinga Detroit was established in 1998 under the supervision of Mestre Marcelo Caverinha. Our group believes strongly in community and unlimited possibility through creativity and body expression. We celebrate capoeira and wish to share it with everyone. We work with everyone who wants to participate in this ancient martial art with us. We sing. We dance. We learn. We play. We work hard and we have fun. Capoeira is for everyone and we encourage everyone to come play capoeira with us!

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Capoeira Mandinga Michigan

Batizado & Troca de Cordão

Oct 12th - Oct 15 2017 Detroit, MI

Please join us as we celebrate another wonderful year of Capoeira in Michigan!

We are gearing up to our annual belt testing ceremony.
We will have many exciting capoeira masters coming to share their knowledge and experience with us. Everyone is welcome to participate in this joyous occasion

Event Info!

Capoeira for Kids!

Learn and play! Have fun in a high energy atmosphere while learning all aspects capoeira.

Saturday Mornings 9:45am
Mejishi Martial Arts Ferndale MI

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Veterans Memorial Park Performance

What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is an ancient martial art created by African and Brazilian people long ago. It is a beautiful blend of body expression, dance, music, and movement.

Why Capoeira?

Capoeira practioners say that capoeira is a mirror of life. Challenges faced in life are faced in roda. Lessons learned in life are reflected in the jogo. (game). As one grows in capoeira, ones grows in life. As one grows in life, one grows in capoeira.