Video from Capoeira Arizona’s Event

Video from the roda after the Friday nigh workshop during Capoeira Arizona’s batizado week.

Batizado 2013

Our 2013 Batizado was a success. Congratulations to all the new cords. Here’s video of the event.

First Ever Capoeira Video Through Google Glass

As far as we know, the first time Google Glass was used to record a Capoeira game was at our academy on July 6, 2013. This is how it looks from the point of view of a person playing Capoeira.

Capoeira Classes at Arizona State University

Starting September 1st 2012 we are offering Capoeira classes in partnership with Sun Devil Fitness.

Classes will take place on Saturdays at 9am at the SDFC Small Gym B. For information on cost and how to sign up, please visit the Sun Devil Fitness website.

Cultural History of Capoeira’s Musical Instruments


An excellent article exploring the history of Capoeira’s musical instruments.

With origins in North Africa dating around 30,000 years ago, the berimbau is said to be one of the world’s oldest musical instruments and originating from the hunting bow… [ read more ]

Performance at the Phoenix Caribbean Festival

Highlights from our performance at the Phoenix Caribbean Festival start at 2:43.

Capoeira Featured on “Curious Kids”

Curious Kids

Capoeira was recently featured on WGCU’s Curious Kids. The children’s television program is sure to sate the hungriest of young curiosities about environments and cultures here and far away.

Curious Kids Ambassador, program producer and children’s singer-songwriter Rosie Emery says each episode will include a music video featuring one of her fun songs. Revolving around three main themes — my backyard, my world and my self — segments of the show will be filmed on location throughout Southwest Florida, from the coastline to the woodlands, from interesting non-profit organizations and parks to gyms and roadside attractions. New episodes will premiere on a quarterly basis.

We offer kids classes twice a week. For more information please check our class schedule.

Bidna Capoeira

Bidna Capoeira

Bidna Capoeira is a UK based charity that is helping Palestinian kids in the West Bank change their outlook on life through Capoeira.

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J.Lo Shows Off Her Capoeira Skills

Singer Jennifer Lopez (l) greets members of a "capoeira" dance group on Ingleses beach here during a talent search event for her television show "Q'Viva: The Chosen." (Efe) Read more:

Singer Jennifer Lopez (l) greets members of a "capoeira" dance group on Ingleses beach here during a talent search event for her television show "Q'Viva: The Chosen." (Efe)

The web has been buzzing with images of J. Lo’s visit to Uruguay and her playing capoeira on the Montevideo beach as part of the talent search program “¡Q’Viva! The Chosen.”.

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Song of the Month: Malandragem

Malandragem só sai daqui
Quando essa roda acabar
Se o meu mestre disser Iê
Ou se Cavalaria tocar

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