As with any martial art, there are benefits to the practice of Capoeira. Some of the physical and health benefits include:
- Increased agility
- Improved balance and coordination
- Increased flexibility and mobility
- Improved muscle strength
- Cardio-vascular fitness helps overall health and well being
- Improved reflexes
- Better posture
- Weight loss
- Reduces stress
Intellectual and psychological benefits include improved focus and concentration, increased self-confidence and self-awareness, better self-control and respect for self and others.
It also provides an outlet for creativity and an individualistic expression. The art of Capoeira is founded on the basic principles found in all martial arts that include respect, responsibility, fairness, and freedom. It also provides knowledge and insight into the history, culture of Brazil and learns Portuguese.