PE 104 Capoeira • 1 Cr.


An aerobic form of exercise combining basic dance and martial arts movements performed to the beat of Brazilian drums. Developed in Brazil by African slaves integrating characteristics of both cultures.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • At the end of this course students will gain a greater appreciation of core-strength conditioning through dance and martial arts activities as a part of a life-long exercise plan.
  • Students will improve core-strength and flexibility while gaining insights into the importance of cultural traditions and group exercise in Brazil and Africa.