Viva Capoeira is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of Capoeira in Winnipeg. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art developed by slaves and native in Brazil. They disguised their movements as a dance in order to be allowed to continue. The result is an energetic, flowing progression with elements of dance, gymnastics and martial arts. Workshops offer dynamic and motivating classes in Capoeira and Maculélé. Contra-Mestre Indio, 3-time Brazilian Capoeira champion and new Winnipeg resident began Viva Capoeira to teach students the movements of Capoeira and improve their fitness while providing them with a Brazilian cultural experience with all aspects of Capoeira.