Brasilia • Rio de Janeiro • 1974-1988
MESTRA EDNA LIMA
Harlem, New York City • 1988-2016
It is said that Edna Lima has the fire and excitement of legendary martial arts masters
Edna Lima Method© Training in the Park
Edna Lima's exciting extension of her studio classes,
that challenges all fitness levels with a progressive blend of strength, agility, endurance, and functional movement.
• six-station agility course,
• Slastix resistance cables with 360 degree belts,
• functional full-body movements with a true master!!
"Thank you very much for the amazing training."
"Your training was superb! I look forward to training with you again."
The EDNA LIMA METHOD combines the elegance of dance,
the power of martial arts, the science of biomechanics, and the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian music.
Edna Lima has presented at , ImPulsTanz, International Dance Festival in Israel, The Wingate Sports Science Institute New York Sports Clubs, Chelsea Piers, and Equinox in New York City.
Studied at Long Island University and Chelsea Piers Sports Center
Study coordinated by in New York FITNESS SCIENCE
Traditional Capoeira Training with Mestra Edna Lima
40 years Capoeira teaching and training • World's first female Capoeira Mestra 40 years Karate training and competition • 17 international championships • 5th degree blackbelt
Capoeira training • Brazilian culture • Instrument crafting • Martial arts training
Technique impact training • Theatrical performance • Health and safety
Do you remember the joy of movement? Your kids should, too.
Edna is a true master of her art and a superb educator.
Mirko Cavar, Ed.M.
Trevor Day School
Edna's ability to work with even our youngest students is astonishing.
Michael Lofton, Ed.M.
Broadway Housing Communities
In the late 1990's Edna successfully adapted the dynamic movements of Capoeira into her trademarked CAPOEIRA WORKOUT® group exercise program. Capoeira Workout forms a bridge between cultures that links participants in a moving communications with a dynamic aesthetic that transcends social boundaries.
The methods of CAPOEIRA WORKOUT® combine the elegance of dance, the power of martial arts, the science of biomechanics, and the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian music.
CAPOEIRA WORKOUT® was recently featured in Martha Stewart's and in Body+Soul Latina Magazine
CAPOEIRA WORKOUT® has been presented at , ImPulsTanz, International Dance Festival in Israel, New York Sports Clubs, Chelsea Piers, Equinox, and Duomo in New York City, plus fitness centers throughout Brazil and Japan. The Wingate Sports Science Institute
The physiological effects of CAPOEIRA WORKOUT® have been studied at Long Island University and Chelsea Piers Sports Center.
International Shotokan Karate Federation Master Teruyuki Okazaki
Master Teruyuki Okazaki, 10th dan Founder & Chief Instructor, ISKF Sensei Edna Lima, 5th dan, ISKF
Master Hirokazu Kanazawa, 10th dan, SKIF
Sensei Edna Lima, 5th dan, ISKF
Master Yutaka Yaguchi, 9th dan, ISKF Master Hideo Ochi, 9th dan, DJKB
Shihan Hideo Ochi and Sensei Edna Lima Master Class Demonstration
Sensei Frank Woon-A-Tai, 9th dan, IKD [R] Sensei Edna Lima, 5th dan, ISKF [L]
Sensei Edna Lima leading Tekki kata (karate forms)
Sensei Lima demonstrating bunkai oyo (applications) with multiple attackers
R E F L E X Ã O Edna Lima's reflexion of traditional Capoeira music Original performances on Compact Disc
"Music defines Capoeira . and demands mastery of all elements"
"My decision to sing and play all the instruments reflect my sincere embrace of Capoeira's traditions," Mestra Edna Lima