Welcome to the Capoeira Training Center!
CBNY is a Capoeira School based in Astoria, and led by Professora Joy under Mestre Boneco. Check out the about us page for more information on Capoeira and the group.
We train near Astor Place in Manhattan twice a week and in Astoria four times per week. See the calendar for class times and addresses. Beginners, visitors and friends are always welcome.
What is Capoeira?
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form created by slaves in colonial Brazil. It has been described as a martial art, dance, form of self-defense, or any hybrid of these.
Capoeira combined ancient rituals and modern creativity into a rich fabric of motion, percussion, and song. A typical capoeira "game" includes traditional music, precise kicks, evasive defense moves, and breathtaking acrobatics. In the words of one of the renowed masters, capoeira is "a dance that is a fight and a fight that is a dance." As anyone who has seen capoeira can attest to, there is nothing else in the world like it.
Renzo Gracie Astoria
3262 Steinway St. , Queens, NY 11103
440 Lafayette St. Manhattan, NY 10003- Studio 3G