We train vigorously to improve skill, physical endurance, mental strength, and self-expression. We practice songs and percussion instruments, including the berimbau, pandeiro, atabaque, and the agogo, which are used in the roda (the Portuguese word for circle, and where the game of capoeira is played). We are educated in the history, traditions, customs, and etiquette of Capoeira. Throughout the year, in addition to our routine training, we host special workshops in Capoeira, dance and percussion, attend special events throughout the states and abroad, and put on shows throughout the community.
Individuals take on leadership roles as each has something unique to contribute to the work of our group. Most importantly, we work as a team supporting each other, and for many, Capoeira Mandinga has even become like an extended family.