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Capoeira is a Brazilian form of martial art that combines components of music, dance and acrobatics. This art form was created by slaves from Africa and can be traced to the regions around the present day Angola. Its current style is as a result of influences from other cultures around the world. Compared to other martial arts, Capoeira is a social form of art that emphasizes on social networking and workshops. Capoeira North West was founded by Mestre Suassuna and Mestre Brasilia in 1967. The mission of the group is to make Capoeira a sport and folklore. The group teaches regular classes in Manchester and Liverpool. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays the classes are in Manchester. Classes are held in Liverpool on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Beginners are always welcome to attend classes and if they come with a friend they enjoy some free lessons. Every class is different and therefore the group encourages every member to attend either to improve skills or to learn something new. Every year there is an annual workshop where all instructors and experts meet to share experiences. Some of the special guests for the 2013 workshop include Mestre Cueca, Mestre Boca Rica, Mestre Chitaozinho and Contra Mestre Piolho. Capoeira North West is a wonderful group to join especially for people that love to socialize or to spend some days and nights out networking and enjoying the form of art. The fees for Capoeira classes are very affordable.