Volta Muida Capoeira club have become the first capoeira body to join the Trinidad and Tobago Karate Federation (TTKF).
The club is under the direction of Instructor Quan ‘Zulu’ David, who will also be guiding the capoeira arm of the TTKF in the near future.
Capoeira is an Afro-brazilian martial art that includes elements of physical and mental strength, beauty, and power.
International Capoeira expert Jamaika Mauro Romualdo, who is the highest ranked in the Volta Muida Capoeira, refers to capoeira as a “complete martial art”, adding that it encompasses a vast spectrum of movement and culture, incorporating kicks, ground movements, self-defense, acrobatics, music, and tradition.
It is played in a circle, or roda, with two members engaging in various attacks and defenses while maintaining a melodic fluidity.
These movements are driven by the rhythms emanating from the roda’s instruments and vocal song.