Kadara Capoeira Philippines
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Associação Kadara Capoeira is an international capoeira school lead by Mestre Cicatriz, based in Sydney, Australia, with branches in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia and the Philippines. Kadara means “DESTINY”. We choose our destiny to be Capoeira, to do good things, and to contribute positively to humanity through capoeira.With over 30 years experience in the art of Capoeira, Mestre Cicatriz, decided to found his own group in the world of Capoeira with the help of Mestre Lotar, his mestre, who supported him and gave him the inspiration for the name of the new group. Associação Kadara Capoeira was founded on 13 August 2013, based on the values of unity, respect and tradition of this art. The name came up because of the importance of Capoeira in their lives. Kadara means destiny and simplicity (destiny to be Capoeira and simplicity in the way of being). This powerful word inspired the logo of the group that has movement and color symbolizing earth, fire and air. These three elements of nature show the strength that this new generation of Kadara capoeirista has.
To use capoeira and other elements of Brazilian culture to inspire and empower students.To create a healthy and conducive environment for personal and social growth, resulting in responsible, confident, caring and productive human beings.
VISION:A harmonious multicultural community where every person has the opportunity to develop one’s full potential, enabling one to contribute positively to the society at large.
MISSION:Associação Kadara Capoeira believes in applying capoeira and other Brazilian art forms as means for people to have physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, in an environment of tolerance, togetherness, interaction and respect as well as appreciation for one another.
VALUES:Integrity, responsibility, compassion, respect, cooperation and understanding.
KADARA CAPOEIRA PHILIPPINES is a branch under Kadara Capoeira International that is responsible for the proper promotion and education of the art of Capoeira in the Philippines. Kadara Philippines is headed by Leao (Joseph Pagulayan) who reports directly under Mestre Cicatriz. The local branch is responsible for running classes, workshops, promotional efforts, and demonstration performances.
KADARA CAPOEIRA JOURNEY:CORDA GRADUATION“When asked about the cord graduation system of capoeira I often find to best describe the process the way I beleive my Mestre, Mestre Cicatriz views capoeira in general. Graduation or elevation is not as a means of merely determining rank, position, skill superiority, or enforcing the power over lower level students, but rather I view all cords as the colors painted by a capoeiristas long journey in the art and accumulation of experiences. It is all about the years of struggle, the years of confusion and years of resolve, it is about how you made your capoeira practice a priority or suddenly waking up one day finding yourself a totally different person. I never saw cordas as a means to an end but rather i say that they are multiple cycles in a capoeristas life much like waking up in the morning and doing something productive and which you're passionate about and at the end of the day you anticipate repeating this constant cycle of self-discovery and self-improvement leading to further maturity and a deeper appreciation and respect for life and everyone you share it with.” --- Leao
Capoeira is a unique Afro Brazilian martial art that incorporates both attack and defensive moves, acrobatics, music, dance, and graceful fluid movements.Capoeira improves general strength, flexibility, coordination, cardiovascular endurance, balance and overall health and fitness.As Mestre Cicatriz puts it “Capoeira is not just a sport, it is an art form, a culture and an educational activity”. In many Brazilian schools it is a compulsory discipline, which develops students not only in the physical but also in the intellectual sense.
For more information visit http://www.capoeira.com.ph/