Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. The group in Dubai has been going since 2009. The group was set up by Professora Espoleta. The fundamental principles taught in capoeira include a corporal dialogue, the body’s intelligence, the ability to react, balance, as well as the notions of space, time, rhythm, music and an understanding of the philosophy of the game. Capoeira is a marvelous exercise for the body, involving all of the muscle groups and developing a series of physical qualities. While playing in the roda one rapidly notices a great change: less tension, faster reflexes and increased power.