The game of capoeira has multiple proven health, mental and social benfefits on children.
A stronger immune system - the body’s ability to fight disease is improved.
Children are less prone to colds, allergies and diseases including cancer.
A reduction of type 2 diabetes caused by increased insulin sensitivity and improved carbohydrate metabolism.
Strengthens the entire cardiovascular system, including the heart and lungs, supporting the prevention of heart disease.
Children are less likely to become overweight.
Children develop stronger bone structure and muscle structure.
More energy, even after a long school day.
Better brain function.
Increased powers of concentration.
Quality of sleep is improved.
Capoeira teaches discipline, leadership skills.
Children learn a new language and are introduced to a whole new culture.
Capoeira decreases anxiety, reduces depression, improves mood and outlook in children.
Children learn planning and strategy by performing in the roda.
Capoeira helps children deal with social issues and teaches respect for friends and opponents.
Perhaps most importantly, this physical activity develops children’s self-esteem and confidence. Their ability to overcome difficult situations improves and they simply enjoy a better, sunnier outlook on life and develop a resilient character.