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#LSCUK30 -We are securing the future of the London School of Capoeira at 30 yrs old and creating a world-class capoeira event in London
#LSCUK30 -We are securing the future of the London School of Capoeira at 30 yrs old and creating a world-class capoeira event in London
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London School of Capoeira (LSC) Thirty Year Celebration

Capoeira is an amazing art form which was originally created by the enslaved African people in Brazil as a form of resistance. Today, it continues to bring people together in an inspiring physical game. It is one of the only art forms recognised by the United Nations as a part of the cultural heritage of humanity. This is a special year for the London School of Capoeira (LSC) as we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary this autumn. Yes, it’s been 30 years since the pioneering masters of the London School of Capoeira, Mestres Silvia Bazzarelli and Marcos dos Santos, came to settle in London, started our charity, and brought for us the opportunity to build lifelong skills through this Brazilian art form.

The 30 year milestone is really important for us and for this unique art form which cannot be learned from a book, a video, or online. It must be shared between people, passed on from generation to generation.

We see this special moment in the history of our school as a great opportunity to enhance our students' development and to raise awareness of our art form among the wider public. This is why we've got big plans for our anniversary, grading and performance event to take place on 27 October .

We want to bring over a few Masters from Brazil, including our Grandmaster, Master Sombra. The added ‘X-factor’ brought by our international guests will not only bring an extra spark to our workshops and our big day, it’ll also allow players of all levels to ‘cook’ their games until they are red-hot!

With your support we’ll be able to create both: 1) a unique one off event and 2) fantastic Capoeira footage, which we can keep forever to continue to inspire fellow ‘students’ and ‘players’, including exclusive footage for all our wonderful and much appreciated kickstarter backers.

Mestre Silvia and Mestre Eduardo
Mestre Silvia and Mestre Eduardo

Our LSC Capoeira UK 30th Anniversary Celebration will include a series of workshops open to our own, and other UK Capoeira students. The week of workshops will lead towards the grading ceremony and performance at our anniversary event on the 27th of October (held at our studio space in Finsbury Park London). On this special day, students will be awarded their first, or following higher belt (grade) after playing with the Masters. The Masters will try to out play everyone including each other, showing off their top level skills to the audience.

What are you funding? Its simple!

  • Airfares for 3 guest Masters from Brazil
  • Accommodation for guests close to our studio,
  • Food and hospitality costs for Masters while they are in London
Tom being graded
Tom being graded

Who is coming from Brazil?

Master Sombra founded the Association of Capoeira Senzala in Santos, Brazil over 40 years ago, the home base of many Capoeira professionals who are now developing the art form in Europe. 

 Instructor Alberto Vidigal has developed work with children in his area (Santa Maria Community). He also works with Master Sombra at Senzala Academy and will travel to UK with him. 

Contra Master Valter Spolaor helped to establish the Capoeira school Monte Serrat in Santos, Brazil. He began studying Capoeira at the age of 3 and has developed a unique and skilful game of Capoeira.

Why is it so important for our Charity?

Capoeira brings people together in a unique physical game, played to music. It doesn’t matter what age, gender, size, level of experience, or ability you have. At Capoeira everyone plays together in the Capoeira circle, every game is partly a performance and everyone brings and contributes something special to the party (so to say!).  

This is certainly rare in physical art forms and sports, where streaming, ranking and categories are the norm. But this also means that sometimes it can be a bit tricky to fit Capoeira into other formats and spaces in a way that holds on to what is unique about our art form.

We envision our LSC 30th Anniversary celebration to truly reflect our Capoeira values. This includes celebrating on our home turf, in our own time and with special visits from our extended Capoeira family and masters from Brazil. All so they can join in the performances, challenge our students and of course delight our audience. We also want to use this special celebration and time and space to record as much footage as we like to document this important cultural event and share it with all of our contributors, students, fans, friends and family and wider network.

Our LSC 30th Anniversary event will take place on the 27th October at our studio in Finsbury Park, North London. Due to their tireless, high quality work and entrepreneurial skills, our incredible Masters have managed to run a studio space in London’s zone 2, dedicated to Capoeira, for nearly 20 years. This is another first for Capoeira in the UK. Anyone familiar with our city, the high costs and scarcity of spaces, will understand what an achievement this is for our charity.

Mestre Marcos dos Santos
Mestre Marcos dos Santos

About Rewards

First thing to say is that reward merchandise is exclusive to Kickstarter, and will not be available after the campaign, so if you want something, please pledge!

Training and classes: All classes and training will be at our studio in North London, so please make sure you can get there! Taster Sessions and Beginners Capoeira courses run Monday to Thursday and start at the beginning of the month. These classes will cover basic Capoeira techniques of 'attacks' escapes and acrobatics and an introduction to the Roda. Sessions include a technical t shirt for participants.

Capoeira Fitness Challenges will be on Friday evenings only. The Pledge amount is for five, so you can invite your friends or split the bill! Participants will take on a set of increasingly difficult challenges and training games and a trick if there is time! We will score participants top trumps style and so you can take home your rankings, with a Technical T-shirt and a sweet treat per participant to replenish you sugar levels.  Its all about the attitude, level of fitness not important to us.

More details will be in the survey sent out at the end of the Kickstarter Campaign.

Options & Dates: If your Pledge tier has an option (eg. Technical Tee or Shopper), or a choice of dates, we will contact you through Kickstarter after the campaign with a form which will let you choose your options and any size selection. This facility is part of the Kickstarter platform has been made to help creators fulfil pledges. 

Size charts for T’s and Hoodies will be sent out from Kickstarter after the end of the campaign with a request for other details we need from supporters to fulfil pledges. This is part of the service provided by the platform to creators to help them fulfil pledges.

Our Postcards:  Capoeira is a visually stunning art form, and we want to share some of our best moments from 30 years with you. Pictures in the set will be split in to old and new. Three shots will come from the 30th anniversary event, including a shot of the Masters, and three will come from our back catalogue, which as you can imagine after 30 years is pretty extensive. There are lots of exciting options. I made this picture to give you an idea.


Postcards will be printed durable quality paper, with a nice shine free soft touch finish (for sure). I can’t confirm the exact specification as it will of course depend on the final number, and I am planning to shop around an negotiate for all I am worth to get as many details as I can (colour seam or a back print perhaps). We will have to see, and with the aim of getting the best possible result for our Kickstarter supporters and the beautiful moments Capoeira creates.

Share the Love with a slogan T shirt or Shopper. We love the design nearly as much as we love Capoeira! 
A test print of the design has been made already and the colours looked great. We will update with the final model of the T-shirts in the next couple of days. Worth mentioning agan that these T's are 'technical' which means  they are the kind normally worn for the gym. Wear them anywhere you want (of course), but if you love cotton, go for a shopper!

Shopper
Shopper

We have also found a nice 'street wear' T to put our Anniversary logo on. Here is our Ladies T-shirt.It has to be a polycotton for the printing technique. We looked for a nice classic cut, so you can look stylish while sharing the love.
Ladies Cut T shirt
Ladies Cut T shirt
 
 


Limited Edition Hoodie
 
 Classic dark blue with a discreet 30 year logo print.

LSC 30 Year Anniversary Pin
LSC 30 Year Anniversary Pin
The design for the enamel pin for top level pledges is based on the ‘stamp’ design in the Love Capoeira graphic, as shown above. More detailed images will be posted when available.

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter outing and our anniversary is a very important occasion for us, so we have chosen a project which is within our skills to deliver. As an organisation we have been teaching Capoeira, holding events and making uniforms for training for 30 years. This means that as well as top level Capoeira expertise, we also have very solid tried and tested experience in the other areas core to the delivery of this project. That being said, there is a definite challenge in making sure that our delivery is to the highest standard we are able to achieve.

It is possible that for some unforeseen economy related reason the flight prices change much more than they have done at other times, (the usual movements of flight prices between UK an Brazil is something we normally have an eye on). This is unlikely, but if it were to happen then we may have to bring two guests and not three. If we hit our goal, then we are sure we can bring at least Mestre Sombra and one other.

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    Make a Pledge without a reward

    Any pledge of any amount is very much appreciated. All our Kick Starter supporters will become part of the global movement of personal exchange which has kept this art form alive for the last 400 years and which will secure it for the future.
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    In Our Heart and in our Roda

    Twenty Kickstarter supporters who pledge £10 will be immortalised in song at a special LSC 30th anniversary thank you roda. The Capoeira games in this roda will be dedicated to our supporters. We will give a personalised shout out, in song, to all our contributors. The film will be uploaded and the link duly shared with you all. Muito Obrigada Gente!

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    Set of Six Postcards

    Capoeira is a visually stunning art form, for a £20 pledge you will receive a set of six quality postcards to commemorate the 30 years of the London School. Pictures will show a combination of images from the anniversary event and existing pics.
    Postcards will be printed on quality paper, with a nice shine free soft touch finish.

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    Share the Love

    Supporters pledging £30 can choose to share their love of Capoeira with either a T-shirt or a shopper with our specially commissioned 'Love Capoeira' 30th anniversary design, which is exclusive to our Kick Starter rewards.

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    • Postcard with an image shot at the event
    • Technical T-shirt or Shopper
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    Taster Class Bundle

    Take a taster class as an introduction to the art form. Sessions will be at our studio in North London, so you make sure you can get there! Participants will also get a Brasilian sweet treat for home time if the sugar levels need a boost.

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    • 1 hour Taster or Conditioning class
    • Technical T-shirt or Shopper
    • Set of six postcards
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    Share the Love in Style

    The reward for this pledge is the street wear version of our -shirt with our specially commissioned Love Capoeira' 30th anniversary design

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    • Street Wear T Shrt
    • Exclusive post card with an image from our event
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    • Style!
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    Beginners Bundle

    Those who want to get more involved in some Capoeira can get the benefits of the taster bundle, and have four beginners workshop sessions to get a grounding in the art form. As before, sessions are at our North London studio, and include the other items on the list.

    Includes:
    • Beginners course of 4 x 1 hour sessions
    • Technical T-shirt or Shopper
    • Set of six postcards
    • LSC branded card holder
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    Capoeira Fitness Challenge

    Take the Capoeira fitness challenge with four friends. Participants will take on a set of increasingly difficult challenges and training games. You can take home your rankings (if you want to), a Technical T and a sweet treat to replenish you sugar levels.
    **Available Friday PM @LSC studio only**

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    Limited Edition

    For our special supporters, we have a limited edition hoodie with a discreet LSC 30 years logo on the front. These valued supporters will also receive a set of our anniversary postcards with a signed thank you from our Masters and a bonus choice of either a class, a bag (shopper) or a techncial T-shirt, and a card holder.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Hoodie
    • Bonus
    • Signed Thank You postcard from the LSC Masters
    • Set of six postcards
    • LSC branded cardholder
    • A personalised thank you in our Roda
    • Securing the future of a 400 year old art form
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    Beginners to the Max

    Its good to be committed! These supporters will be rewarded with a beginners Capoeira course (four x 1 hour sessions) and all our gifts; limited edition hoodie, a techncial t-shirt (or shopper), set of postcards and a card holder. As with other courses, supporters will need to attend at our North London Studio.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Hoodie
    • Beginners course of 4 x 1 hour sessions
    • Technical T-shirt or Shopper
    • Set of six postcards
    • LSC branded cardholder
    • A personalised thank you in our Roda
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    For Capoeira Lovers

    For supporters who really love the art form and the work of our Masters, we have a special pledge package. A custom made enamel pin, a signed thankyou postcard from the LSC Masters and a bonus choice from the other merchandise.

    Includes:
    • Enamel Pin Marking the 30 Year Anniversary
    • Signed Thank You postcard from the LSC Masters
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    • A personalised thank you in our Roda
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    Come to the Party

    Come and celebrate with us! These pledgers will be rewarded as above and invitations for two to come and celebrate with us, either at our Anniversary event (27th October) or to the roda which concludes our training on Friday 26th (or both if you are free!). Events will be held at our studio in North London, so you have to be able to get there! We would love to see you there.

    Includes:
    • Invitation for 2 guests to our anniversary roda or event
    • Enamel Pin Marking the 30 Year Anniversary
    • Signed Thank You postcard from the LSC Masters
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    • A personalised thank you in our Roda
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    New Year Resolution

    For anyone who really wants to commit to learning, training and get involved, you can pay for a year’s training with the LSC through Kickstarter. This reward will give pledgers access to any regular training session at the studio (lessons run in the evening Monday to Friday), and a bonus choice of merchandise.

    Includes:
    • Massive gains in physical fitness and wellbeing
    • (providing you actually show up to training :-)
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