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GCMB CAPOEIRA

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Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art in which two opponents or capoeiristas spar against a backdrop of music within a circle; the circle is created by other capoeiristas, who surround the two players, and who also sing, clap, and play several musical instruments to imbue the circle and the sparring opponents with energy, emotion, and instruction.  The game / sparring in this art focuses on overpowering the opponent with highly precise sweeps, gymnastics, THROW-DOWNS, kicks, agility, and speed.  students rarely employ hand strikes and instead use various dodging techniques to escape attacks.

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CA MARTIAL

336 Town Place / Fairview, TX 75069 / Tel: 469-734-8281

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CONTRAMESTRE MOLEJO: MARTIAL ARTS DIRECTOR

  • Contramestre Molejo is an internationally-renowned Capoeirista and professional athlete who holds the rank of Contramestre or Master in Capoeira. He is the founder and creator of GRUPO DE CAPOEIRA MOLEJO BRASIL OR GCMB, for short. Presently, Contramestre Molejo travels around the US and the world, sharing his expertise and knowledge of the martial art.  He leads workshops and participates in conferences in which he lectures on topics that include the following elements in Capoeira: effective techniques of self defense, gymnastics/acrobatics, history and culture, and music and instruments that accompany the sparring.
  • Contramestre Molejo began practicing Capoeira at age 13.  He quickly ascended in rank within his group and today he has over twenty-three years of experience teaching, training, and learning this art.  Throughout this period, he has disseminated Capoeira in different venues, including countless schools, martial arts academies, sports clubs, universities/colleges.  He has also appeared on several television programs, documentaries, commercials, concerts, workshops, and events/ceremonies.  In addition, Contramestre Molejo is a small business consultant in the sports facilities/gymnasiums and martial arts industries.

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YOU HAVE TO BE A WARRIOR TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD- MASTER MOLEJO

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GCMB CAPOEIRA

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  • WE TEACH LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE MARTIAL ARTS AND MARTIAL ARTS THROUGH LEADERSHIP
  • WE Imbue the student with an understanding of boundaries, discipline, and organization through the use of targeted activities and exercises
  • PORTUGUESE LESSONS: IMMERSIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAM WITHIN THE CURRICULUM; CLASSES ARE TAUGHT IN BOTH ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE
  • KIDS BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED GYMNASTICS
  • AGE-APPROPRIATE SPARRING; AGE-APPROPRIATE PARTICIPATION IN TOURNAMENTS
  • SELF-DEFENSE, STRANGER-DANGER, AND BULLY BUSTING
  • APPRECIATION AND RESPECT OF OTHER CULTURES
  • WE ALWAYS CELEBRATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS  OF OUR STUDENTS​

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GRUPO DE CAPOEIRA MOLEJO BRASIL: RANK AND CORD SYSTEM

KIDS PROGRAM

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ADULTS PROGRAM

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  • ​​​​​IN THE MARTIAL ART OF CAPOEIRA, MASTERS PRESENT THEIR RANKING PUPILS WITH CORDAS OR CORDS, AND NOT WITH BELTS, AS IN OTHER MARTIAL ARTS
  • GCMB FOLLOWS THE COLORS OF THE BRAZILIAN FLAG AS DETERMINANTS OF THE CORD RANKS; MASTER MOLEJO BRAIDS ALL CORDS WITH THE APPROPRIATE RANK COLOR OF THE PUPIL
  • GCMB DOES NOT 'GIVE AWAY' CORDS; ALL OF OUR STUDENTS (BIG AND SMALL) EARN THEIR CORDS
  • THERE ARE 15 RANKS IN GCMB'S GROUP; CAPOEIRA IS A LIFE-LONG JOURNEY
  • BELOW IS GCMB'S COLOR AND RANKING CORD SYSTEM
  • COMPREHENSIVE ADULTS PROGRAM; WE FULFILL YOUR MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS NEEDS - WHATEVER THEY MAY BE
  • STRONG MUSIC PROGRAM: STUDENTS LEARN TO PLAY THE KEY INSTRUMENTS IN CAPOEIRA; STUDENTS LEARN TO LEAD A SPARRING SESSION WITH SONG AS A DIDACTIC AND INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL
  • BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED GYMNASTICS - ACROBATICS, AS PER ABILITY
  • SPARRING AS PER PROFICIENCY LEVEL AND ABILITY
  • IMMERSIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAM; CLASSES ARE TAUGHT IN BOTH ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE
  • STRONG MENTORSHIP PROGRAM; TEENS AND ADULTS MUST HELP, TEACH, AND LEAD YOUNGER OR LESS-EXPERIENCED STUDENTS
  • ONE-OF-A-KIND SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM
  • WE ARE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY