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 Body+Soul and in Latina Magazine
CAPOEIRA WORKOUT® has been presented at ImPulsTanz, International Dance Festival, The Wingate Sports Science Institute in Israel, New York Sports Clubs, Chelsea Piers, Equinox, and Duomo in New York City, plus fitness centers throughout Brazil and Japan.
Shihan Hideo Ochi, 8th dan JKA/WF
Chief Instructor JKA/Europe
talks to Sensei Edna Lima at ISKF Master Camp
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
Mestra Edna Lima is currently presenting:
• Capoeira Youth™ programs at Harlem Children's Zone, Trevor Day School in Manhattan, and Public Schools
• Capoeira Workout® wellness programs for Women's Heart Truth™ programs with the US Department of Health and Human Services and select New York Sports Clubs.