The Capoeira Australis family has been instrumental in helping Nathanael, who has Down Syndrome, improve his core strength, agility and overall physical wellness. When he started in 2019, we were sceptical if he would be able to do all the complex moves. For someone with low muscle tone, he progressed from having very limited movements to being able to do a hand-stand (with support on the wall), and land on his feet properly...to perform complex Capoeira movements. Besides improving his physical agility, it has improved his self-confidence in more ways than one. He eagerly looks forward to his Capoeira sessions each week. He recently participated in the 2022 Christmas pageant and loved being part of this community event.
Thank you, Ourico Lee and Marianna, for providing this fabulous cultural and acrobatic experience, which has become an important aspect of Nathanael's life so far.