A Touch of South America at the University Sports Center


For all those in search of a more unusual sport to try out, the RWTH University Sports Center (HSZ) is offering a workshop in the Brazilian marshal art Capoeira. Capoeira combines a variety of African influences, as well as influences from wrestling, the Japanese art of Samurai, Jiu-Jitsu and the traditional Chinese marshal art Wushu. In Capoeira, two “Capoeristas” stand opposite one another and try to defeat the other with flowing acrobatic, dance-like, but also martial movements. A particular characteristic of this Latin American martial art is the musical accompaniment of the fight.

In the workshop participants will get learn the basic steps with the aim of getting familiar with the rhythms and character of the martial art.

More information and the link to sign up can be found here.