P.E Instructor & Incharge Fitness Club
(Our coach is
from U.K - experienced and energetic)
We at MAO school believe that in order to
study hard we need a healthy mind, and a
healthy mind needs a healthy body. Our
Fitness Club is fully equipped with the
latest machinery related to a variety of
fitness routines and other activities such
as; bodybuilding, free weights use,
jogging, cycling, aerobic activities,
boxing, table tennis and badminton and
We offer fitness classes to the students
several times a week in their P.E. classes.
Staff have free access to this facility
seven days a week from 3pm to 10pm. We also
have several 'women only' sessions.
In addition we are looking at fitness
orientated activities for the children both
in the holidays and after school in term
In this vein, we have introduced this summer
a new and exciting course of 'Capoeira'. It
is thought that Capoeira was developed in
Brazil, after the introduction of the slave
trade and the influence of the slaves from
North and West Africa. Those slaves that
managed to escape formed communities in the
mountains. These Africans started a system
of 'jungle warfare or ambush'. Capoeira was
the key element in the unexpected attacks
with it's fast and tricky movements.
Capoeira became their weapon, their symbol
of freedom. Those that were recaptured went
back to the plantations and taught Capoeira
to the other slaves. They practiced on
Sundays (their day of rest). Music, singing,
dance and ritual were added to Capoeira to
disguise the fact that the slaves were
practicing a deadly martial art.
Fantastic news for the boys in Primary the
school have been lucky enough to meet up
with Ahmed Sadd from Al Saif Martial Arts
Club, Taiz. He has kindly offered to start a
course of 'Capoeira'. If it is successful it
will go on next academic year. We hope it
But what is the Martial Art of 'Capoeira'?
In order to explain to us what it really
is, he came to the school with his little
brother and a friend to show us!
The children were fascinated and all sat
quietly....... stunned by the demonstration.
Mr Sadd's skills at the martial art are
astounding!! We hope that many kids want to
do something active over the holiday and
join up to start the course!