Capoeira Batuque in South Los Angeles was founded 20 febrary 2013 by Philip Hernandez.
Professor Pezão a.k.a. Philip Hernandez began his capoeira journey in 2003 with Mestre Mariano at his Capoeira class at U.C.S.B. Inspired by his Mestre, Pezão went to live and train in Salvador Bahia, Brazil after graduating from U.C.S.B. in 2006. While there he trained under renowned Mestres Boa Gente, Rene, and Angola at their respective schools, went to open rodas every day of the week and starting drinking Agua De Coco before it was cool.
Inspired by Capoeira, Pezão also dedicated himself to the study of Afro-Brazilian percussion studying with Masters Ricardo Costa, Ze Ricardo, and Amen Santo among others.
Upon returning to Santa Barbara Mestre Mariano encouraged Pezão to start a class in the tiny town of Carpinteria. For two years that class thrived until destiny and a teaching job in Los Angeles led him to move to the big city of Los Angeles. Since 2009 Professor Pezão has had the privilege to train under Capoeira Batuque's founder Mestre Amen. From 2011-2013 Pezão led the Capoeira Angola class at the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center and taught capoeira to high school students in South Los Angeles and throughout the South L.A. area.
Capoeira is for all ability levels, ages and athletic experience.
You are expected to purchase a uniform within your first month of training.
Program — mixed level Capoeira & music.