Capoeira is played as a partner game, where there are two winners in the spirit of competition. The physical aspects promote good balance, strength and flexibility, while the mental aspects encourage improvisation, strategic thinking and progressive achievement. While it is often seen as cool hobby to the casual onlooker, Capoeira commands great dignity and respect from its students. It is a way to stay physically fit, enjoy and honor the music, and celebrate Afro-Brazilian culture. About A.C.E.: The A.C.E. provides excellent cultural and physical education programs in public and private schools throughout NYC. Programs include physical movement, music, Portuguese language and aspects of Brazilian culture.