Mestre Umoi is visiting!

Mestre Umoi is visiting!

Starting today, we have our Mestre over for a short visit. This is the opportunity for us to have a little event and welcome the newbies in the family.  Join us!

Extra classes and training sessions are scheduled:

  • Wednesday 13th - Class from 6pm to 9pm
  • Thursday 14th - Class from 7pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 15th - Open Workshop from 6pm to 8pm and Open Roda / Batizado from 8:30pm to 11pm See the Facebook event
  • Saturday 16th - Workshop in Rochester with Com Expressao at 2pm See the Facebook event
  • Monday 18th - Class from 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 19th - Mestre leaves ...

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Build Your Own Berimbau - an awesome capoeira experience!

Build Your Own Berimbau - an awesome capoeira experience!

Photo by Masa - More photos on the GUC Canada Facebook page

Last weekend was a very special time for Grupo Uniao na Capoeira: we hosted the first berimbau workshop since the group started in Canada.

BYOB - Step by step

Led by Toureiro, a great capoeirista and professional berimbau maker from Rochester, we got to learn every steps of the berimbau making process: from verga harvest and sanding to the arame extraction, from the cabaça cleaning and shaping to the anel making!

At the end of a restless day, we all regrouped to play our brand new instrument. It was not without a little bit of emotion...

Join us in supporting Kensington Market

Join us in supporting Kensington Market

Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington - Open roda - june 2013

Kensington Market has welcomed GUC and our capoeira family for many years. Since the beginning we have been having your monthly street rodas there, during the Pedestrian Sundays of Kensington.

Today this incredible and independent neighborhood is threatened by a big mall project. Walmart would create unfair competition for smalls businesses who are making Kensington such a unique place!

Join us in supporting Kensington: sign the petition to the city planning division to stop the project.

CarFree Sunday Celebration Roda

CarFree Sunday Celebration Roda

Join us on Sunday June 30th for the 2nd CarFree Sunday of the year in Kensington Market.

This month, is a very special roda as we're celebrating our 30th anniversary! Come and bring your friends, family and pets to celebrate with us! We're expecting you at 5pm at Augusta and Oxford ave.

See you there!

Kensington, here we come!

Kensington, here we come!

Yesterday was the first Pedestrian Sunday of the year in Kensington Market. And this means…. street roda for GUC!

A huge thank you to the instrutors, professors, monitor, mestre and all students from other groups for their great support and energy.  Our PS Kensington Rodas have been running non-stop for more than 6 years.  It’s a time for Capoeiristas to meet, exchange and learn from each other... and most important: have fun!

This is just the beginning: Pedestrian Sundays rodas are running every last Sunday of the month until September, at Augusta and Oxford. We hope to see you there!

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Axé to Mestre Eclilson, Prof. Formiga, Monitor Samurai and Narizinho

Axé to Mestre Eclilson, Prof. Formiga, Monitor Samurai and Narizinho

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It's been a great month with Mestre Eclilson, Prof. Formiga, Monitor Samurai and Narizinho. There were great classes, rodas, samba and friendship from them. But now it's time for their return to Vancouver.

So tonight, Friday May 3rd, we will be having a Roda to properly, capoeiristicamente, say our farewell and until next time.

It's an open Roda so feel free to pop by with your friends capoeiristas!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Class starts at 6:00pm @Street Dance Academy, 160 Spadina ave.

Meet our friends from Vancouver

Meet our friends from Vancouver

We are very honnoured and thrilled to wlecome Mestre Eclicson, Monitor Samurai and Narizinha (from Ache Brasil) and Professor Formiga (from Tribo Unida), all from Vancouver.

We've been training with them for 3 weeks now: learning different styles, trying crazy techniques, singing new songs, dancing a bit of samba... and, most important, sharing awesome axé. It's been 3 very fun and instructive weeks!

Our guests are here until Saturday, May 4th. A week left for you to meet them and taste a little bit of crazynees! Come visit us at Street Dance Academy - 160 Spadina Ave.

Grupo Uniao Na Capoeira welcomes Mestre Eclilson, Prof. Formiga and Monitor Samurai, April 2013

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Happy Anniversary GUC !!

Happy Anniversary GUC !!

Today marks our 8th Anniversary in Canada as it was started in 2005 by Professor Kmelo.

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Things and people have changed (Do you remember the first Pedestrian Sunday Roda in Kensington Market?), but the spirit of GUC always lasts, evolves and grows.

We are responsible for it, for the future success of the group.

Thank to each and every one for making the group so special! Thank you for the fun times, great energy and dedication.

Happy Anniversary to all of us!!

Free class for ladies today, March 8!

Free class for ladies today, March 8!

Grupo Uniao na Capoeira Toronto celebrates women today. For the International Women Day, class is free for ladies.

Bring your girlfriend, sister, daughter, cousin, mother for free and let’s have a great feminine roda!!

 

@ Street Dance Academy, 160 Spadina Ave. - 6pm

Batizado Day!

Batizado Day!

Tick, tock, tick, tock... The time is near! Our batizado is here... And it's time to celebrate!!! The last day of workshops was full of energia and plenty of axe! We had a good group and we thank all those that came out to support us! Visitors from Rochester, NY (com expressao), capoeira camara, capoeira males, capoeira Aruandê, and axe capoeira!

We look forward to experiencing the same axe today as we have the whole week! See you at the event!

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