Capoeira, Zumba, BJJ Salsa, Samba, Kids Martial Arts, Dance Studio, Martial Art Studio, Fitness Studio, Takoma Park, MD, 20912

Martial Arts

Monday to Saturday

 Capoeira

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian blend of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music created by enslaved Africans in Brazil during the 16th Century.Participants form a roda (circle) and take turns playing instruments, singing, and sparring in pairs in the center of the circle. The game is marked by fluid acrobatic play. Capoeira has evolved from one main form into two styles, now referred to as “Capoeira Angola ” and “Capoeira Regional”.

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Capoeira Regional

At Roda Movements, we offer Capoeira (Regional) instruction using the techniques and methodologies of the group Capoeira Sul da Bahia. Capoeira Sul da Bahia was founded in the state of Bahia, Brazil by Mestre Railson and now has schools in over 22 countries around the world, including Europe, North, South America and Asia Capoeira Sul da Bahia has flourished in the Washington, DC area for the past eight years under the instruction of  Professor  Busho (Roberto Tapia). Through this class, students will focus on learning basic and advanced corporal techniques,  Students will also learn the music and rhythms necessary for Capoeira through instruction in songs and instruments such as the drums, Berimbau and tambourine.

 Schedule

Monday 7:30-9:00pm Capoeira All Level

                                                                 Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm Capoeira All Levels

– 10 classes for $170 | Drop in $ 20|  Membership $100 per moth | Student $80 per months

To schedule or buy a class card click here:  Schedule

For more info about Capoeira visit our web www.capoeirawashingtondc.com , call us 301-920-0913 or email us: info@rodamovements.com

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.[2] Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

At Roda Movements, we offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction using the techniques and methodologies of the group “Grappling Fight Team” Ataide Rafael. For more information about Ataide’s team visit www.gfteamusa.com

 Schedule 

Mondays 8-10pm |

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm |

Fridays 8:00-10:00 pm |

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Capoeira Angola

Schedule

Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm & Saturdays 11:30-1:30pm

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About Capoeira Angola

Capoeira Angola cultivates control of emotions, body and mind. Capoeira Angola is a rigorous workout that resembles both martial arts and dance. It also develops a cultural philosophy; rich in music, community and Afro-Brazilian ancestral connections. Capoeira Angola develops a dialogue between two bodies.

In class, students of all ages will learn and practice the basic movements of Capoeira both solo and with partners while following the teacher through movements and sequences. Students will also learn the songs of Capoeira and through them, the Portuguese language & Afro-Brazilian history & culture. Students will sing as well as learn to play instruments such as berimbau, pandeiro, agogo, reco-reco and atabaque as part of the class.

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 TAI CHI

Schedule

Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm

Wu Shen Tao Health and Martial Arts has operated in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park area since 1985 and has developed over time a comprehensive curriculum for training in the martial arts. Unfortunately, in this country, many people associate martial arts with violence or with the super athlete. At Wu Shen Tao, we do not stress violence, nor will you be required to engage in activities for which you are not ready. Our goal is to introduce you to the more spiritual and health related aspects of training by offering a variety of programs ranging from Qi Gong and meditation to self-defense with many choices in between. In addition, once you have become a part of Wu Shen Tao, you will have access to our bookstore and video club, and can take advantage of special seminars, lectures and workshops.

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Paul Ramos, Director of Wu Shen Tao and Chief Instructor

Director of Wu Shen Tao, with over 35 years of martial arts training. He has trained thousands of students in martial arts. Under his direction, Wu Shen Tao has produced 31 US National Championship gold medalists and has developed a strong national reputation for producing high caliber students. He is requested as a judge at national and international level tournaments all over the United States. A black belt in Sun Mi Do Karate and a 3 time national champion in Tai Chi Push hands, he is also an army trained intensive care nurse who has studied herbology, Taoist meditation and health practices, Eastern and Western Massage, and acupressure. He is a 19th generation disciple of the Wu Dang Longmen (Dragon’s Gate), better known as the Taoist Adepts. Paul credits Wudang Long Men Masters Liu Xiao Ling and Gao Tie Niao with providing the thread between the internal systems that has allowed his knowledge to expand tremendously.

Paul’s training began with Okinawan Shoryn Ryu karate which led to Tomiki Aikido, Olympic style fencing, 16-18th century western combat swordplay and Tae Kwon Do. At present he is a highly sought teacher of various styles of internal pushing hands and eastern and western sword fighting practice and technique. Paul has a long history of teaching in the Takoma Park, Silver Spring community. He has many students and has trained many national champions in TaiChi Chuan, XingYi Chuan, BaGua Zhang, Shaolin Kung Fu and Pushhands.

For more info: visit Paul’s Ramos Web site: www.taichimartialartsandhealth.com