Capoeira Martial Arts for Kids

by Mark in York, England, United Kingdom

Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

To raise funds for room hire costs, clothing and equipment, to keep this community project free for those who attend.

by Mark in York, England, United Kingdom

Ran by Jerri Da Silva, a World Champion Capoeira instructor with 25 years' experience, the York Capoeira Muzena project is a free non-contact martial arts project design primarily for children, to help them improve their fitness, teamwork and focus.

Capoeira is a martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, dance and rituals in a very elegant and magnetic way. Performed by two people, it is often called “Capoeira game” that is played, not a fight. Capoeira is always played with a smile on face symbolizing that the capoeiristas are not afraid from the danger that is coming. A video of an adult session ran by Jerri can be seen here:

The York project offers two community sessions (4 - 8 years old and 9 -16 years old) once per week. The sessions are free of charge and help a significant amount of under-privileged children/families who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend similar sessions elsewhere in the City.

Working as a restaurant chef by day, Jerri is currently paying all costs to keep this project running out of his own pocket, in order to ensure it stays free for the community. Following the deaths of his brothers in Brazil, who were also heavily involved in Capoeira, Jerri is now devoted in promoting the art of Capoeira in Great Britain and across the world.

Whilst Jerri is currently paying for this himself out of the goodness of his heart, it is not sustainable and we would love to help him hit this target to secure the future of the project and help it continue to grow.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£75 or more

Capoeira Munza T-Shirt

As a thank you for your generous donation, we will send you one of our high quality logo T-Shirts!

£100 or more

Capoeira Munza T-Shirt + listed on website

We will send you one of our high quality logo T-Shirts, plus list you on our website as one of our top supporters that are helping to keep this project alive.

£200 or more

T-Shirt & personal thank you video

Not only send you a high quality logo T-Shirt and list you on our website - we will also record a personal thank you video from all of the kids at our session for keeping our project alive. Thank you!

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