Capoeira athletes despatched to Brazil by the Embassy of Brazil


The Embassy of Brazil in Islamabad held a ceremony at this time, 17-Feb-2015, on the Chancery, in honour of the Mr. Shayan Ali and Mr. Mirwais, Pakistani Capoeira athletes, who just lately got here again from Brazil. These athletes had been despatched to Brazil by the Embassy of Brazil in Islamabad for an
superior three week lengthy coaching course in Capoeira at “ABADA Capoeira” coaching centre in Rio de Janeiro.

Capoeira is the standard wrestling sports activities of Brazil or the Brazilian martial artwork.


In his opening remarks H.E. Mr. Alfredo Leoni, Ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan, briefed concerning the
Embassy`s efforts in selling Capoeira in Pakistan.

He said that Shayan Ali and Mirwais` journey to Brazil was a major further step in making Capoeira recognized in Pakistan and, on the similar time, establishing one other vital bridge between Brazil and Pakistan, and Brazilians and Pakistanis.

Ambassador Leoni strongly believes in people-to-people diplomacy. Capoeira isn’t solely sports activities however it’s additionally schooling and tradition. Of their keep in Rio de Janeiro, Shayan and Mirwais may enhance their information of and coaching in Capoeira.

In addition they skilled life in Rio de Janeiro and have become mates to plenty of Brazilians. Ambassador Leoni hopes that Shayan and Mirwais` journey to Brazil will assist in
selling the Capoeira lessons, given on the Embassy of Brazil in Islamabad on common foundation and free
of cost.

Ambassador Leoni expressed his gratitude to Grasp Canguru, the top of “ABADA Capoeira” coaching middle in Rio de Janeiro, and to Ms. Iara Lee, a Brazilian nationwide who’s the founder of the non-profit group “Cultures of Resistance Community who drastically sponsored Shayan and Mirwais` Capoeira coaching course in Brazil.

A video documentary, made by Shayan on his expertise in Capoeira coaching in Brazil, was then proven to the general public. After the screening of the video, Shayan and Mirwais spoke about their journey to Brazil and
answered questions of the viewers.

Shayan Ali stated: “Pakistan is now affiliated with ABADA Capoeira in Brazil and for the primary time Capoeira is formally going to begin in Pakistan. I really feel honored to be the a part of it.

All credit score goes to the Embassy of Brazil in Islamabad for its efforts to selling Capoeira, the Brazilian martial artwork. 

Mirwais stated:“I’m very looking forward to the way forward for Capoeira in Pakistan. With the assistance of Capoeira we’re partaking our younger technology to wholesome actions. Capoeira not solely builds self-confidence however could be very useful in growing social expertise”.

Capoeira is the standard wrestling sports activities of Brazil or the Brazilian martial artwork. It combines parts of
dance, acrobatics and music. It’s recognized for fast and sophisticated strikes, utilizing primarily energy, velocity and
leverage for all kinds of kicks, spins and extremely cell strategies. Initially from Africa, Capoeira was taken to Brazil by African compelled labour (slaves) from 17th to 19th centuries. Capoeira not exists in Africa. However, it flourished in Brazil. As we speak, Capoeira is practiced everywhere in the world.

In November 2014, Capoeira gained the United Nations heritage standing. ABADA Capoeira (Brazilian Affiliation for the Help and Growth of the Artwork of Capoeira) is a non-profit group whose goal is to unfold and assist Brazilian tradition via the apply of Capoeira. Grasp Canguru is among the most skilled Capoeira academics in Brazil.

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