United Capoeira Association Los Angeles

Professor Guatambu (gwah-tahm-BU) has been training capoeira for over 15 years and and teaching for over nine years under the guidance of Mestres Acordeon, Ra, and Suelly of the United Capoeira Association in Berkeley, CA. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and educatecd in the San Francisco Bay Area, Instrutor Guatambu shares his goal of honoring the joy, personal growth, and community that the art of capoeira offers to any willing to learn.

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Infrastructure
Fighting room
  • 323-515-2585
Training facility for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Sport classes
Capoeira
  • 323-515-2585

Classes:

  • Advanced;

  • Fundamentals;

  • Capoeira Conditioning;

  • Roda — The Roda is ultimate expression of everything that is capoeira. The game of capoeira happens here. It is joy, an escape, a home, a world unto itself, and many refer to it as a microcosm of life. This is why a capoeirista physically trains in class day in and day out. This is why we practice the music day in and day out;

  • Music Class — We work on different aspects of capoeira's musical landscape each week. Each student is encouraged and given specific areas to work on for the week as homework to be reviewed the next class. Our capoeira music class is included in your monthly dues at no additional charge;
  • The Lab — In addition to your regular capoeira training, we offer an additional acrobatics focused class. This class includes both instruction on acrobatic elements in a safe and fun environment, as well as open gym time to experiment with moves of your own. It is currently once a week on Saturdays from 2-4pm and is included in your monthly dues at no additional charge.

Our mestres:

  • Mestre Acordeon — Ubirajara Almeida, student of legendary Mestre Bimba, is an author, musician, and historian. One of the pioneers to bring Capoeira to the western United States in early 1980's. Today Mestre Acordeon has established the United Capoeira Association with schools in numerous states and Mexico;
  • Mestre Rã — Cassio Marthino has been playing capoeira for over 20 years, and has trained under many Mestres throughout Brasil, such as; Mestre Tarzan, Mestre Galo, and Mestre Suassuna. Mestre Rã has performed and taught all over the world. Currently, Mestre Rã is working with Mestre Acordeon while also running his own school in Brasil;
  • Mestra Suelly — Suellen Einarsen is the first American woman to earn the title of mestre and has played a vital role for women in capoeira. She began her career in capoeira in 1982 as Mestre Acordeon's first student in the U.S.. Mestra Suelly has been interviewed by numerous journalists in an effort to expand capoeira here in the United States.
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
United Capoeira Association Los Angeles