Executive Director / Capoeira Teacher
Director / Capoeira Teacher
The KA is an important symbol in Ancient Kemetic cosmology, meaning soul. The ka spirits represented the conscience that leads the person to compassion, honor and most especially righteousness. In some, it is depicted as vigor, youth and anything that the person was believed to be desirable and right most especially eternal life.
The KA Arts seeks to be the catalyst in igniting curiosity, awareness and vision in every soul, supporting the growth of intelligent and healthy individuals. While preserving and presenting Afrikan Culture within all communities.
Invented by enslaved Afrikans in Brazil, Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art disguiesd as a dance. Influenced by a blend of martial arts and dances from diverse Afrikan cultures, Capoeira was practiced as a hidden, playful game to fool the slave owners.
Capoeira is distinguished by the incorporation of acrobatics and dance movements and the intergration of music in the practice. The way dance is incorporated makes it a fun and productive work out experience.
Benefits of Capoeira: Relieves stress, improves confidence, self-esteem, and concentration. It also improves balance, coordination and creativity.
In the wake of COVID-19 we made a shift to online teaching in order to continue serving our communities during this pandemic. Movement is essential for our young people, so we signed up with Zoom to provide virtual learning classes, until we all return to our normal flow. The online capoeira program continues to build on youth development and the African cultural arts. Promoting a healthy lifestyle, leadership, focus, discipline and enrichment.
The KA Arts teaches Capoeira to children
of all ages in many of the public, charter & private Schools of New York City. Capoeira is another medium in which we use to share our vibrant and creative spirit within our communities.
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COVID -19 made an immediate impact to our Organization as our Saturday program was immediately halted on March 16th. We run program at The Humble School of Martial Arts of Chief Master Sabu in Restoration Plaza, as well as in-school and after school programming . Due to these closures we had to cancel all on-site classes. We had to adopt an online process to teach in order to fulfill our obligations to students and families.
The KA Arts needs your support to continue the programming and youth development work that we do. Your contribution, large or small, will have a profound impact on the lives of the children and families we serve, many which are from underserved communities.
With your help, The KA Arts can continue to provide programming that play an essential role in community and the lives of children and students.
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