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National Capoeira festival and sports gala from April 30

ISLAMABAD, MAR 01 (DNA) – Pakistan Capoeira Academy with Micronox has announced to launch 1st National Capoeira Festival & Sports Gala 2016 on 30th April 2016.
Pakistan Capoeira Academy has decided to organize this event at Liaquat Gymnasium Hall at Sports Complex in Islamabad.High profile guests including cricket celebrities, martial arts personalities, famous sportsmen, Brazilian Masters, diplomats and foreign missions are invited. Capoeira is Brazilian traditional martial art that combines the elements of dance, music, acrobatics, fighting and self-defense.
Capoeira is very famous for fast and complex moves including a wide variety of kicks, spins, dodges, fast counter-attacks and highly mobile techniques.
In Pakistan, the history of Capoeira goes back in 2012. In 2015, Pakistan Capoeira Academy has become first official academy of Capoeira in Pakistan. For the promotion and development of Capoeira, Shayan Ali has also founded Pakistan Capoeira Federation and now Capoeira sport is practiced in all major cities of Pakistan.
National Capoeira Festival 2016 is the first event that is going to be hosted by Pakistan Capoeira Academy and organized by Micronox with the support of Brazilian embassy in Islamabad. The event includes not only Capoeira but also other famous martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Wushu Kung Fu.
The content of the event includes presentation regarding the history, culture and techniques of Capoeira by Shayan Ali and performance of Capoeira moves / techniques by Fawaz Mir and Shayan Ali.
Masters of Capoeira from Brazil will also demonstrate Capoeira with their team while Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wushu Kung Fu fighting will also be the part of this event. Shayan Ali President Pakistan Capoeira Academy said: “it is my responsibility to flourish and promote this sport effectively in Pakistan and for this reason we are going to host 1st National Capoeira Festival & Sports Gala. I am very thankful to Claudio Lins the Ambassador of Brazil in Islamabad for his devotion and commitment to promote Capoeira in Pakistan.
I am also very much satisfied by Micronox the 2nd largest IT / Event Management Company in Pakistan to manage and organize this event with great expertise” Fawaz Mir Vice President Pakistan Capoeira Academy said: “I am very happy those two great legends Olympian Mansoor Ahmed former captain of Pakistan hockey team and Grandmaster Malik Iftikhar President Pakistan Wushu Federation have joined us as goodwill ambassadors of Capoeira sport in Pakistan.
President Pakistan Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Federation Fazal Khan has also announced his support to promote Capoeira in Pakistan” Asad Rafi CEO Micronox said: “Micronox the 2nd Largest IT / Event Management Company in Pakistan feels honored to manage this historical mega event in April. I am thankful to Ambassador of Brazil Claudio Lins and Shayan Ali the Rising Star, and President Pakistan Capoeira Academy for choosing us to manage/supervise and design the launch program.
It is a great opportunity for social sector and sponsors to advertise their products and services through this mega event in Pakistan as we are expecting 10 thousand spectators along with all known Ambassadors and high profile guests” Sadiya Khan Head of women in Capoeira said: “We are working hard to invite more women and girls into this sport.
For women Capoeira is a great workout for health, fitness and weight loss. After this mega event I am expecting a great number of women to register for Capoeira in Islamabad. Currently Capoeira training is offered free of cost two days a week Tuesday and Thursday 5pm to 7pm inside the Brazilian embassy in Islamabad”.=DNA

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