24/06 - 25/06 Martial Arts Event: Brazil

24 juni 2017 | 10:00 - 25 juni 2017 | 20:00
plaats: at Hall 6, Unit Sports
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Are you interested in Martial Arts and the Brazilian culture? On 24 & 25 June you can dive into the Brazilian way of martial arts during the Martial Arts Event: Brazil! With quite a few workshops like capoeira in various styles, MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, presentations, demonstrations and live music, this truly is an inspiring martial arts weekend!

Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

During the Martial Arts Event: Brazil you can experience different kinds of martial arts with Brazilian roots, such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This is a martial art and combat sports system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Or what to think of capoeira in various styles like Benguela, Quedas, Sao Bente grande and more? These workshops introduce you to a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. And last but not least, you can join Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) workshops a full contact combat sport also known as Vale Tudo.

All workshops will be given by professional Brazilian athletes and are accessible to the beginner and advanced athlete!

In between these great workshops you can experience Latin American music, food and world class demonstrations of the teachers. A great way to spend your day leisurely, even if you just want to taste the atmosphere. And of course you can watch all workshops and performances for free.


The workshops, presentations & demonstrations

During the Martial Arts Event: Brazil you can join 5 different types of capoeira workshops, 3 different types of Jiu Jitsu/MMA workshops and experience multiple demonstrations and presentations.

Workshop Capoeira – Benguela
Benguela is a slow form of the capoeira game. The workshop will end with an exercise and small demonstration in the roda (circle) with live music. The teacher is Williamson, who especially comes to the Netherlands for this event from Paris. He performs capoeira for nearly 20 years.

Workshop Capoeira – Quedas (Tumbles)
In the Quedas style of capoeira, you try to put your opponent off-balance, like in Judo and wrestling. The workshop ends with a small demonstration with live music. The teacher Vagner Madureira originally comes from Brazil and has over 25 years of experience.

Workshop Capoeira – Sao Bento Grande
Sao Bento Grande is a capoeira game that involves quick consecutive kicks. At the end the results of the workshop will be demonstrated. Teacher Pilao Santana comes from Brazil and started his training at the age of 8 years old.

Workshop Capoeira – Angola
Angola is a sports game that is slower but more ‘vicious’ than the other forms of capoeira. The workshop ends with a demonstration with live music. Teacher Julianto performs Angola for more than 20 years.

Workshop Capoeira – Acrobatics
Acrobatic movements can be part of capoeira. This workshop teaches you the different acrobatic styles. The workshop ends with a demonstration and is given by Reda Jochem, a long time capoeirista from France.

Workshop Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Mixed Martial Arts is a sport that uses all kinds of techniques derived from f.e. boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and wrestling. Teacher Shely Santana from Brazil is a professional kickbox and MMA athlete.

Workshop Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu is a ‘soft’ martial arts form with a lot of ground work. The workshop will concentrate on all the basic movements. Teacher Vai Santana comes from Brazil and owns the second highest coloured cord.

Workshop Mixed Martial Arts/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
A workshop that focusses on the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu components in Mixed Martial Arts. The workshop is given by two teachers from Brazil, Shely Santana and Gervanir Santana.

Presentation Capoeira - Batizado and Troca de Cordas
‘The batizado and troca de cordas’ is a special moment for capoeiristas that takes place once every year. During this event new capoeiristas will be ‘baptized’ (batizado) and receive their first cord. More experience capoeiristas receive a new and higher level cord (troca de cordas). A spectacular presentation to watch and listen!

Prices, registration & enrolment

All capoeira workshops cost €10,- each for TU Delft students and €15,- for non-TU Delft students. All Jiu Jitsu/MMA workshops cost €12,50 per workshop for TU Delft students and €20,- for non-TU Delft students. The presentations and demonstrations are free to watch.

You can enrol here for all single workshops. Want to take part in more than one workshop? Then go to the Sports desk and buy your discount combination, please note that these combinations aren't available online!  

Discount combination workshops

TU Delft students

Non-TU Delft students

Passe-partout (all workshops)

€ 50,-

€ 80,-

2 workshops (free of choice)

€ 17,-

€ 27,-

3 workshops (free of choice)

€ 24,-

€ 39,-

4 workshops (free of choice)

€ 31,-

€ 51,-

5 workshops (free of choice)

€ 38,- 

€ 63,-


Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 - 20:00 | at Hall 6, Unit Sports | various prices




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