Capoeira at Capoeira Batuque in South Los Angeles Capoeira Batuque in South Los Angeles 1 Photo

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.

1879 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
323-577-3926
  • Expo/Western (1 ml)
  • Expo/Vermont (1.3 ml)
  • Expo Park/USC (1.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23
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Regional and Angola-style capoeira.

Classes:

  • Children Beginners ( levels 1-3);
  • Children Intermediate (levels 4 and up);
  • Adult Martial Arts Movement ( all levels).
610 California Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
510-213-9353
  • Culver City (5.1 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (5.9 ml)
  • Mariposa (6.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23
Capoeira at Capoeira Batuque - Hollywood Capoeira Batuque - Hollywood 1 Photo

Teachers:

  • Instrutor Picapau;
  • Instrutor Arisco;
  • Monitora Caramelo;
  • Instrutor Caboclo;
  • Irmão;
  • Pião;
  • Monitor Surfista Prateado.
4049 Wilshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-383-7554
  • Wilshire/Western (2200 ft)
  • Wilshire/Normandie (4500 ft)
  • Wilshire/Vermont (1.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23
Capoeira at Pastinha's Garden of Capoeira de Angola Pastinha's Garden of Capoeira de Angola 1 Photo

The program that is offered through the P.G.C.A, is based in the ancient art of Ngolo. A rite of passage that was taught to young men and women in west african society.

Instructors:

  • Ed "Cubano" Martin;
  • Jason Lee Byrd;
  • Zandor " Zan" Zetina;
  • TJ Desch-Obi;
  • Lawren Brandon Atkins.
5426 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-405-7422
  • Expo/Crenshaw (2.1 ml)
  • Expo/Western (2.2 ml)
  • Farmdale (2.4 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.22
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Instructors:

  • Jessica Carla de Lima-Moran AKA “Pavão”;
  • Sean Anthony Moran AKA “Chegado”.
2131 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-259-9009
  • Highland Park (2.3 ml)
  • Southwest Museum (2.9 ml)
  • South Pasadena (3.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.19
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2524 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-439-1330
  • Culver City (4.2 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (5 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (5.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.16
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Class duration — 120 minutes.

400 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
877-452-8276, 213-748-7552
  • Pico (800 ft)
  • Figueroa Street/Pico Boulevard — Flower Street/Pico Boulevard (1000 ft)
  • Flower Street/Olympic Boulevard — Figueroa Street/Olympic Boulevard (2300 ft)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.20
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CB East offers classes for kids and adults in Eagle Rock and Highland Park, CB East is a space where individuals of all skill levels can learn Capoeira in a supportive and friendly environment.

Instructors:

  • Professora Pavão — Jessica Carla de Lima-Moran AKA "Pavão", has been a capoeirista for 18 years, training and teaching under world-renowned Capoeira master, Mestre Boneco of Capoeira Brasil Los Angeles (CBLA). She is managing director and lead teacher at CBLA West in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles;
  • Professor Chegado — Sean Anthony Moran AKA "Chegado", has been involved in the Capoeira community for 18 years. He trains and teaches under the guidance of world-renowned master, Mestre Boneco of Capoeira Brasil Los Angeles (CBLA). Chegado, and his wife/ teaching partner, Pavão co-manage CBLA West in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles and lead the school’s team of teachers.
2102 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-788-2252
  • Highland Park (2.2 ml)
  • Southwest Museum (2.8 ml)
  • South Pasadena (3.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.24
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Teaching Capoeira is our focus however, CBLA also hosts festivals, youth events, art exhibits, special workshops, free community programming and parties.

Classes:

  • The “Tiny Tot” Capoeira classes are thirty minutes long and structured for kids 2-6 years of age. This is a fun class that focuses on body awareness, coordination, and music;
  • Kids classes for youth (6 -13 years of age) are an hour long and consist of a warm-up, stretch, and instruction on the basic movements of Capoeira. Kids classes also include lessons on the music and history of the art. Throughout class, kids work individually and in partners, teamwork is a fundamental part of training Capoeira;
  • Tweens & Teens (13 and older) typically take the adult beginner classes.
5557 Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-935-2224
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4400 ft)
  • Expo/La Brea (1 ml)
  • Farmdale (1.4 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.24
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Not only is Capoeira offered but other additional programs give you the ultimate package to tie it all together such as Acrobatics, Strength and Conditioning (aka Fundamentals of Movement), Dietary and Nutrition consultation, and so much more.

4454 #106a Van Nuys Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-679-5030
  • Van Nuys (1.9 ml)
  • Valley College (2 ml)
  • Woodman (2.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.24
Capoeira at United Capoeira Association Los Angeles United Capoeira Association Los Angeles 1 Photo

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.
2306 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
323-515-2585
  • Vermont/Sunset (1.1 ml)
  • Vermont/Santa Monica (1.3 ml)
  • Hollywood/Western (2 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.24
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12453 Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-397-3667
  • Culver City (3.2 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.9 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23
Capoeira at Capoeira Malês - Los Angeles Capoeira Malês - Los Angeles 1 Photo

Nearly a decade after our inception, Capoeira Malês has expanded to offer adult and kid level capoeira, Samba / Afro-Brazilian dance, and Maculelé to over 100 students.

Instructors:

  • Mestre Gavião (Viceroy Andrews) — From the age of 18 he began training martial arts including: Tae Kwon do, Karate (Goju-Ryu), Aikido, and Tai Chi. While attending Tennessee State University (Nashville) he saw a Capoeira demonstration and was immediately hooked. In 2005 Instrutor Gavião began training under Mestre Curisco while living and working in Washington DC. He is a co-founder and one of the original members of Capoeira Malês DC. Under the guidance of Mestre Curisco, Instrutor Gavião hopes to achieve the same level of growth and success for the Malês family in Los Angeles;
  • Mestre Curisco — He began teaching Capoeira as a Mestre in Seattle ten years ago at the request of a small group of students. Since his arrival, this original group of five students has grown into an internationally renowned school, Capoeira Malês. Mestre Curisco means “Master Lightning”, but his students simply call him Mestre. Through Capoeira Malês, Mestre Curisco provides an opportunity for students in Mexico, the United States, and Canada to learn about Brazilian culture and the art of Capoeira;
  • Mestre Lua Branca — He developed an interest in capoeira at the age of six and studied for many years in his hometown. In 1994, he moved to Vitoria, Espirito Santo to train and improve his technique and understanding of this unique Afro-Brazilian martial art. In 1995, he obtained his Professor cord and began teaching. In 1997, he was invited to participate in an international capoeira encounter in Vancouver, B.C. which led to his decision to emigrate to Canada. Over the next few years, in addition to teaching capoeira in Vancouver, he travelled and performed throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Asia and Mexico with several Afro-Brazilian dance companies.

    In August of 2000, he was awarded his Contra Mestre’s cord, and a few years later Lua moved from Vancouver to Toronto to continue his work there. In December 2004, Mestre Lua and Mestre Curisco decided to establish their own group – Grupo Capoeira Malês. Today they have students teaching in Brazil, the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

3191 #112 Casitas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
818-748-7739
  • Vermont/Sunset (2.7 ml)
  • Southwest Museum (2.7 ml)
  • Heritage Square (2.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23
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Class Descriptions:

  • Capoeira Beginner Movements – Learn the fundamentals of capoeira through conditioning, body alignment within the movements, and basic interaction. In addition, learn basic fundamentals of capoeira music;
  • Capoeira Advanced Movements – Learn strategies and complex movements and apply them in the roda. You will also learn advanced music through the different rhythms and songs of capoeira;
  • Capoeira Angola – Learn the fundamentals of angola, the rituals, and etiquette in the roda with applied movements;
  • Capoeira Acrobatics – Learn the fundamentals of acrobatics for capoeira. You will learn different types of flips and spinning-type ground movements;
  • Kids Capoeira 5yrs and under – Kids will learn how to work well with other kids through capoeira drills that will develop their basic motor skills. They will also learn respect, discipline, and self confidence while working with others;
  • Kids Capoeira 5yrs and up – Kids will learn how to work well with other kids through capoeira drills, teamwork exercises and basic conditioning. They will also learn basic capoeira music with songs and instruments. Respect and discipline are enforced.
6901 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
818-219-9573
  • Sherman Way (3200 ft)
  • Canoga (3400 ft)
  • Warner Center (1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23
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Head teacher — Instrutor Tizoc Guerrero was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He was born into a musical and artistic family, and began practicing music at the age of 3. Tizoc’s mother was born in Recife, Brazil, but Tizoc rarely traveled to Brazil and was disconnected from half of his culture and family. At the age of 11 he discovered Capoeira. Capoeira became Tizoc’s way to connect to his Brazilian roots, satisfy his interest in martial arts, and utilize his years of musical practice Through Capoeira, Tizoc has traveled back to Brazil on many occasions, and regularly visits many cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

1548 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
818-253-1251
  • San Pedro Street (2200 ft)
  • Washington (2900 ft)
  • Grand/LATTC (1.3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23
Capoeira at Afro Brazilian Capoeira Association in Los Angeles Afro Brazilian Capoeira Association in Los Angeles 1 Photo

We offer classes for adults and children. Our classes are appropriate for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing such as yoga/athletic/sweat pants and a t-shirt. Most participants opt to go barefoot.

In order to provide the best experience possible, classes are separated by age:

  • Capoeira Kidsclasses are for ages 5-9;
  • Capoeira Teens classes are for ages 10-15.

Students should wear athletic or sweatpants (no shorts) and a t-shirt for class.

12422 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-752-3775
  • Culver City (4.5 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (5.5 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (6.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23