Capoeira classes in New York City

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Capoeira at Motumbaxe Capoeira of Brooklyn Motumbaxe Capoeira of Brooklyn

In our classes, you can expect a combination of:

  • stretching;
  • strengthening exercises;
  • cardiovascular workout;
  • self-defense techniques;
  • music.

Instructors:

  • Instrutora Formiguinha — Leticia Monteiro, known as “Formiguinha” in the Capoeira community, began playing Capoeira in 1998, during her sophomore year at Hunter College CUNY. Currently, Leticia is training under the instruction of Professor Lampreia, founder of Motumbaxe Capoeira and Artistic Director of Allied Capoeira Arts Initiative (A.C.A.I). Leticia sits on the Board of Directors of A.C.A.I. as Secretary. Leticia completed her B.S. in Physical Education in May 2003 and her M.S. in Physical Therapy at Hunter College CUNY in May 2007;
  • Graduado Kamikazee — Herman Pardon is known as “Kamikazee” in the capoeira community. In 2004, at a Capoeira Batizado, he met Professor Lampreia. In 2005, he was awarded the rank of Yellow Cord and finally baptized into the world of Capoeira. In 2009, he received his Blue Cord and ranked 3rd place in the US Open Capoeira Tournament. He currently has a Purple and Green Cord.
759 Washington Avenue
New York City, NY
646-346-9428
  • Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum (900 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
  • Park Place (1400 ft) BMT Franklin Av
  • Botanic Garden (1700 ft) BMT Franklin Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.13
Capoeira at Brazilian Capoeira NY Brazilian Capoeira NY 1 Photo 1 Video

Instructor:

Anderson Dias-Moreira aka (Professor Anderson Capixaba da ASCAB) — Professor Anderson, learned capoeira and still under the teachings of Mestre Doutor AKAm (Adenilson dos Santos) since 1997. In 2009 Anderson was advanced to Formado level (Undergrad)  and in the summer of 2015 Professor Anderson acquired the Teacher's level by the accordance of the Brazilian Confederation of Capoeira and of the American Society of Capoeira and Arts from Brazil AKA (ASCAB). Professor Anderson Capixaba da ASCAB is certified by the Red Cross of America for CPR/AED.Professor Anderson is also a Qualified Personal Trainer by AFAA/NASM and ASFA.

Classes:

  • Kids — duration: 1 hour;
  • Adults — duration: 1:30 hour.
70-15 Austin Street
New York City, NY
917-544-5658
  • Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (500 ft) IND Queens Boulevard
  • 75th Avenue (2600 ft) IND Queens Boulevard
  • 67th Avenue (2800 ft) IND Queens Boulevard
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.13
Capoeira at International Capoeira Angola Foundation International Capoeira Angola Foundation

FICA New York offers classes for adults and youth of all skill levels.

Teachers:

  • Treinel Michael ‘Puck’ Kranz — For 4 years, he studied in Oakland under CM Rogerio and Mestre Jurandir, as well as the other mestres of FICA, which transformed his life for the better. Upon moving back to his native New York in 2004, Puck sought to continue studying, playing and living Capoeira Angola, which eventually led to co-founding the group in New York. In both Oakland and New York, Puck has worked with various programs for children, youth and people struggling with addiction, realizing the power of Capoeira Angola to heal, empower and build community;
  • Njoli Brown — He began his study of Capoeira in Denmark (1997). After two years of intensive study with group Quilombo do Norte came the decision to study the Angola style of capoeira with a master (mestre) of the art form. In 1999 came a move to Seattle to train with Mestre Jurandir Nascimento who, at the time, had recently moved to the northwest from southern Brasil to start a chapter of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation.
149 Christopher Street
New York City, NY
917-971-7980, 551-574-0644
  • Christopher Street – Sheridan Square (1400 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Houston Street (1900 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • West Fourth Street – Washington Square (2100 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.01.10
Capoeira at International Capoeira Angola Foundation - Williamsburg International Capoeira Angola Foundation - Williamsburg

FICA New York offers classes for adults and youth of all skill levels.

Teachers:

  • Treinel Michael ‘Puck’ Kranz — For 4 years, he studied in Oakland under CM Rogerio and Mestre Jurandir, as well as the other mestres of FICA, which transformed his life for the better. Upon moving back to his native New York in 2004, Puck sought to continue studying, playing and living Capoeira Angola, which eventually led to co-founding the group in New York. In both Oakland and New York, Puck has worked with various programs for children, youth and people struggling with addiction, realizing the power of Capoeira Angola to heal, empower and build community;
  • Njoli Brown — He began his study of Capoeira in Denmark (1997). After two years of intensive study with group Quilombo do Norte came the decision to study the Angola style of capoeira with a master (mestre) of the art form. In 1999 came a move to Seattle to train with Mestre Jurandir Nascimento who, at the time, had recently moved to the northwest from southern Brasil to start a chapter of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation.
23 Meadow Street
New York City, NY
917-971-7980, 551-574-0644
  • Grand Street (1300 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Montrose Avenue (1500 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Morgan Avenue (2000 ft) BMT Canarsie
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.01.10
Capoeira at Ginga Capoeira USA Ginga Capoeira USA 1 Photo

Classes:

  • Community and Team Building with Capoeira;
  • Introduction to Capoeira: The Elements of the Movement Language — This workshop serves as a comprehensive physical and/or intellectual introduction into Capoeira utilizing unique games, exercises, and stories;
  • Personal Training — Our personal training utilizes a variety of movements from Capoeira, MMA, Yoga, and natural human locomotion and is catered to your needs and objectives. 
  • Capoeira Movement;
  • The Regional Roda;
  • Samba de Roda;
  • Maculelê — This workshop or performance teaches and/or demonstrates the Afro-Brazilian warrior ritual (Maculelê) that embodies the history of the enslaved Africans cutting sugar cane through performance;
  • Berimbau Making.

Instructors:

  • Professora Mapa;
  • Professor Toureiro;
  • Formado Medalinha;
  • Formado JP;
  • Instructor Urso.
131 West 72nd Street
New York City, NY
917-573-8384
  • 72nd Street (600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 72nd Street (1300 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1800 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.13
Capoeira at Capoeira Luanda C/M Chuvisco Capoeira Luanda C/M Chuvisco 1 Photo

Instructors:

  • Contra Mestre Chuvisco — Mr. Silva studies Capoeira withMestre Jelon and holds the rank of contramestre in Capoeira Luanda. Mr. Silva has been a Capoeira guest teacher at the Federal University of SantaCatarina, Federal University of Goiás and ColegioAvila among others in Brazil. Internationally he has guest taught in Spain, France, Holland, Prague Czech Republic, Italy, Australia, Colombia and Germany. In the United States he also guest taught at Alvin Ailey Extension, Summer Stage, KIPP-AMP, Latin American Performance Program in NY; HoggetowneMiddle Charter School, Gainesville, FL, and in many Public Schools in NY. He has won 1st Price in several Capoeira Tournaments in Brazil and in the United States. Has appeared in many magazines including RevistaCapoeira — the most important Capoeira magazine in Brazil. Mr. Silva works as Professor for TischDrama Department at New York University;
  • Mestre Guerreiro.
55 Bethune Street
New York City, NY
917-573-9387
  • Christopher Street – Sheridan Square (2000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Eighth Avenue (2100 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (2500 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.14
Capoeira at Ginga Mundo Capoeira Brooklyn - Dwana Smallwood Ginga Mundo Capoeira Brooklyn - Dwana Smallwood
857 Lexington Street
New York City, NY
917-275-3294
  • Gates Avenue (1200 ft) BMT Jamaica
  • Kosciusko Street (1200 ft) BMT Jamaica
  • Central Avenue (2600 ft) BMT Myrtle Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.01.10
Capoeira at Ginga Mundo Capoeira Brooklyn - Sacred Studio Ginga Mundo Capoeira Brooklyn - Sacred Studio
197 Clifton Place
New York City, NY
917-275-3294
  • Bedford – Nostrand Avenues (700 ft) IND Crosstown
  • Classon Avenue (1100 ft) IND Crosstown
  • Franklin Avenue (2700 ft) IND Fulton St
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.01.10
Capoeira at Vai Capoeira Vai Capoeira

Teachers:

  • Kujo Ashanti;
  • Instructor Soso;
  • Professor Chupacabra.
131 West 72nd Street
New York City, NY
646-739-4468
  • 72nd Street (600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 72nd Street (1300 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1800 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.14
Capoeira at Capoeira Angola Quintal - Gowanus Capoeira Angola Quintal - Gowanus 1 Photo

About instructor: He has been practicing capoeira for 10 years and am very excited to have my own space and to share what I have learn through my years of training. He has trained with master on both the east and west coast. His master is the head instructor at the New York Capoeira Center and founder of Afro Brazil Arts: Mestre Ombrinho (Master Michael Goldstein) has over 31 years practicing capoeira and over 24 years experience teaching.  He is the first North American Capoeira Master.

495 3rd Avenue
New York City, NY
646-771-8565
  • 33rd Street (1100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 28th Street (1900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Grand Central (2300 ft) IRT Flushing
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.16
Capoeira at Mestre Abara Capoeira Mestre Abara Capoeira 1 Photo
950 Park Street
New York City, NY
718-787-7800
  • 86th Street (1300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 77th Street (1400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 68th Street – Hunter College (3600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.16
Capoeira at Capoeira Angola Palmares USA Capoeira Angola Palmares USA 1 Photo

All-levels Capoeira classes.

300 West 43rd Street
New York City, NY
000-000-0000
  • 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal (200 ft) IND 8th Av
  • Times Square – 42nd Street (1100 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Times Square (1200 ft) 42nd Street S
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.17
Capoeira at Carioca Capoeira - Manhattan Carioca Capoeira - Manhattan
445 East 69th Street
Cornell Medical College
New York City, NY
718-309-7605
  • Roosevelt Island (2300 ft) IND 63rd St
  • 68th Street – Hunter College (2600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street (3000 ft) IND 63rd St
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.01.10
Capoeira at Carioca Capoeira - Woodside Carioca Capoeira - Woodside
53-22 Roosevelt Street
Precise Dance Studio
New York City, NY
718-309-7605
  • 52nd Street (500 ft) IRT Flushing
  • 46th Street – Bliss Street (2100 ft) IRT Flushing
  • 61st Street – Woodside (2200 ft) IRT Flushing
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.01.10
Capoeira at Carioca Capoeira - Sunnyside Carioca Capoeira - Sunnyside
49-10 43rd Avenue
Woodside Ballet Academy
New York City, NY
718-309-7605
  • 52nd Street (700 ft) IRT Flushing
  • 46th Street – Bliss Street (1000 ft) IRT Flushing
  • 40th Street – Lowery Street (2400 ft) IRT Flushing
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.01.10
Capoeira at Synergy Fitness in Astoria Synergy Fitness in Astoria 1 Video
23-35 Broadway
Woodside Ballet Academy
New York City, NY
718-267-7700
  • Broadway (1300 ft) BMT Astoria
  • 30th Avenue (2300 ft) BMT Astoria
  • 36th Avenue (2700 ft) BMT Astoria
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.01.11
Capoeira at New York Capoeira Luanda New York Capoeira Luanda 1 Photo

New York Capoeira (Capoeira Luanda) is devoted to teaching and preserving the art of capoeira.

Coaches: Professor Tiba and Mestre Jelon.

405 West 55th Street
Woodside Ballet Academy
New York City, NY
347-635-5061
  • 59th Street – Columbus Circle (1500 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 59th Street – Columbus Circle (1500 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 50th Street (1700 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.08
Capoeira at Arte Capoeira Center Arte Capoeira Center 1 Photo

Classes:

  • All Levels (Open) — beginnerd, intermediate, advanced;
  • Kids — the kids classes at the Arte Capoeira Center are for 4 to 11 year-olds. (12 and older can train with the adult class on Saturday).

Class structure

After a warm-up with basic capoeira movements and exercises specifically designed for capoeira, the students are divided in groups to continue training with drills and sequences according to their skill level. A roda (capoeira circle) usually closes the class.

Instrutor Mucuiù is the Founder and Executive Director of the Arte Capoeira Center. He has been teaching capoeira in the New York City area for over 15 years.

18 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY
646-460-1368
  • Bleecker Street (400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Broadway – Lafayette Street (800 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Second Avenue (1200 ft) IND 6th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.06
Capoeira at Mausa Health & Fitness Center Mausa Health & Fitness Center 1 Photo
759 Washington Avenue
New York City, NY
718-210-3190
  • Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum (900 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
  • Park Place (1400 ft) BMT Franklin Av
  • Botanic Garden (1700 ft) BMT Franklin Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.15
Acrobatics and Capoeira at Warrior Bridge School Warrior Bridge School 2 Photo

Programs:

  • Capoeira acrobatics;
  • Handstand acrobatics;
  • Standing acrobatics.

250 Front Street
New York City, NY
646-391-0955
  • Fulton Street (1600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Chambers Street (1900 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (1900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.12