Capoeira Workshop with Professor Rafael


Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian dance, fight, game. It evolved among the African slaves brought to Brazil by the Portuguese sometime in the sixteenth century.

Participants form a roda, or circle, and take turns either playing musical instruments (such as the Berimbau, Pandeiro and Atabaque), singing, or playing in pairs in the roda. The games are marked by fluid acrobatic play, feints, take downs and extensive use of leg sweeps, kicks, and headbutts.

Professor Rafael – Owner and Principal Instructor

** Rafael has been teaching capoeira for 15 years.
** Moved to Malaysia in 2004 from Brazil to be principal instructor of the first official capoeira group with a Brazilian instructor.
** Today he owns his own academy, Casa do Capoeira, home of his group, Movimento Simple de Capoeira.
** Affiliate schools in Thailand, Sarawak, Sabah and China.
** Run after school activities in several international schools - International School of Kuala Lumpur, Alice Smith, Mont Kiara International School, Garden International School.
** Travels extensively in the Asia-Pacific region conducting capoeira workshops.
** Recognized as the face of capoeira in Malaysia.
** Numerous appearances on TV and print media.
** Extensive list of performances. Clients include BMW, MINI, Maxis, Astro, DiGi, Robinsons Department Store, National Geographic.
** Diplomatic performance for the Sultan of Brunei in 2008.
** Performance with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012.

Event Timeline
Sat May 21, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM MYT
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Student 10.00 MYR
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Venue Address
1st & 2nd floor, Sublot 10, Lot 11072, S3 Curve, Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93350 Kuching, Malaysia Malaysia
Above Swing Factory / Next to France & Taipei Bridal Boutique
Movimento Simples de Capoeira Sarawak