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Left Coast Capoeira   in association with the #1 Brazilian event in North America at the end of May, Memorial Weekend's  CARNAVAL San Francisco BAY AREA

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"I feel that the dance culture can be a force for positive change in society and an outlet for fun, energy, and creativity for the individual"
Twistd's Dance Culture - Capoeira

"Every kid is beautiful inside"
....Master Preguica

Having himself been saved from the street gangs of Bahia, Brazil, Preguica is eager to teach the lessons that he learned.  Offering warmth, love, and a sense of family to any child that he can reach while embodying the contradictions of everyday life on tough streets.
"Hard work makes a clean body, a clean body makes a clean mind," he says. A special look at a successful City sponsored urban youth program; Community Action Project (CAP),based in San Francisco's Mission district by

"The roda is a metaphor for life,"
Bira Almeida
author & operator of the new Capoeira Arts Cafe in Berkeley California said "A place where you have to face your
fears and insecurities, where you may be embarrassed and look foolish. The good thing about it is you learn to hold your ground, to take up a challenge, to move in rhythm." "I Love This Art! Just imagine it! A martial art which is so beautiful that it can be interpreted as a dance, and is yet so deadly... This art is called Capoeira, and I plan to give you some knowledge of this incredible fighting style" K.C.'s Capoeira Page
San Francisco Bay Area Capoeira Group || [email protected]
P.O. Box 460552  SF, CA 94146 (phone) 415-285-6689 (fax) 415-647-0703
Founded by Mestre Preguiça in 1986, Instructors include Pam Stewart, Carlos Aceituno, Oscar Baeza. Program also serves at-risk youth by working in collaboration with local social service agencies
"Push the boundaries of the traditional art form of capoeira by working in new ways, creating work with other artists and applying the philosophy of the art form to solve real urban problems such as youth violence and substance abuse"
To Capoeira Class Schedule  
Capoeira with Carlos Aceituno
Omulu Group, Kintuari Chapter
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA  94110    (415) 821-1155
CitiCentre Dance Theatre  (at Alice Arts Center)1428 Alice Street, 2nd Floor  Downtown Oakland    (510) 451-1230butterani.gif (9287        bytes)
No FEE for Youth Classes (ages 7-18)  NO FEE         

Ababá Capoeira -San Francisco || Samba at BCA by TV4
Metranda Márcia Cigarra [email protected] (415) 284-6196 is the highest ranked woman in Abadá and operator of the
Brazilian Cultural Academy
2376 Mission St. SF 94110 (near 20th) An excellent facility with dance instruction by Silvana Souza, Tania Santiago and percussion by Emiliano Benevides. A rising star in the Carnaval parade
butterani.gif (9287        bytes)Kid's Capoeira includes games & exercies emphasing music and acrobatics--working both physical coordination & mental abilities. Covers basic capoeira techniques, rhythms, instruments & songs. No FEE for teens is partially funded by the CAC & NEA

Adigun Sipho || Alessandro Ashanti
415-821-9713 47 Dedman Ct. San Francisco, CA 94124
Professora Terry Baruti and Adigun Sipho Angola

Capoeira Mandinga
 Capoeira Mestre Caveirinha, Marcelo Pereira - The Capoeira Institute, Berkeley,   (510) 655-8207
According to Suassuna. "A Capoeirista must be a chameleon," 
"We practice creativity; expressing ourselves through capoeira. We believe in diversity. We must play whatever game is called by the berimbau and that is appropriate to the context."
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Mestre Vaguinho San Jose | (408) 298-4-art Most beautiful Capoeria web site we know about

Abadá Capoeira Santa Cruz (CA) || Glossary || [email protected]  
One of the first Capoeira web sites launched by Karen Richardson ABADA Capoeira was established by Mestre CAMISA in 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil I Instructor Papiba Itabora , Indio, Roda Capoeira now: Capoeira Raizes Do Brasil (Mestre Ralil, Brasília)

Abadá Capoeira - Santa Rosa -
Instructor Cafuringa (415) 789-7359
Brincadeira Viva Academybutterani.gif (9287        bytes)BVA Martial and Performing Arts Camps
Provides an opportunity for children to develop a consciousness of their tremendous personal power Capoeira is a graceful and powerful dance and fight from Brazil taught as a game. Capoeiristas love music and acrobatics: "an art of a living conversation between two bodies," adapted to California
C. K. Ladzekpo - African Music and Dance ||
[email protected]
One of the Bay Area's cultural treasures, performer, choreographer,  composer as well as faculty member and noted scholar of African performing arts and youth-to-adult Rites of Passage sacred rituals at University of California at Berkeley (UCB)
Bill  & Mary Owens  Cascos Martial Art Academy,
7415 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605, (510)638-9990. is Capoeria Batuque
Capoeira Batuque Los Angeles:
Mestre Amen: (310) 453-2492
Capoeira Batuque Oregon:
Suzee "Pantera" Grilley: (541) 488-3236 / (541) 772-6295
Capoeira Batuque Hawaii:
Rod "Entrada" Ussing: (808) 988-7295
Capoeira Batuque Northern California: Mestre Beiçola: (415) 856-0768
(pictured at right)
Capoeira Batuque was founded in 1994 by Mestre Joselito "Amen" Santo and Mestre Ronaldo "Beiçola" de Sá. The mestres who represent two very powerful complementary schools of Capoeira joined their academies to create an organization which now numbers 4 academies throughout

SambaLá - Capoeira comes to Long Beach! -
Mestre Amen & Nilton stars of Hollywood Martial Arts Films! Classes from 3 - 4:30 p.m. every Sunday at the Foothill Club Sambala is producing the 3rd annual Long Beach Carnaval Sunday,
September 19, 1999

GINGA USA . World Beat Center || [email protected] 2100 Park Boulevard . Balboa Park . San Diego, California 92101, you can experience the truly extraordinary benefits and enjoyment of Capoeira "HealthErcize."

Capoeira Angola Palmares || [email protected] || [email protected] ||[email protected] Seattle, Washington.
Led by Contra-Mestre Pererê (Eric Johnson) one of the few North Americans to have earned the level of Contra-Mestre in the art of Capoeira Angola. Perere is dedicated student of Mestre Nô of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the grand master of Capoeira Angola Palmares also holds classes in Portland, Oregon, led by instructors David Allison and a small group trains in Bend, Oregon led by instructor Tanya Ignacio

cover cover Capoeira,
a Brazilian Art Form :
History, Philosophy, and Practice

by Bira Almeida

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Capoeira's most active bulletin board at  
Capoeria at's
Located in the CarnavalCities/Salvador section. You can add your link or e-mail us regarding adding your own sub-section to this forum for your region which could then be tied into your web site. This is the web's  #1 forum software called 
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Mestre Marcelo of Mandinga Capoeria red_star.gif (2190 bytes)The Chimp's Capoeira Page! || FAQ
Laurence Edward Leong aka Larry aka Chimp aka Escovinha for Marcelo Pereira's
Capoeira Mandinga Young student who hopes to be a stuntman or "Capoeira Mestre with my own line of juice drinks"
Chimp's Batizado Gallery 1! || 2! || 3! ||
Batizado Page!
Features Mestres Marcelo, (shown at right), Suassuna, Espirro, Gafanhoto, & Efraim Silva.
Mega Class Pics from UC Berkeley ||
  "For your convenience I have removed all of the stupid pop-up Geocities ads from my galleries pages" Thank you Escovinha
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WARRIORS at the Edge of the Rainforests | SOUND | VIDEO
A collaborative piece by CK Ladzekpo, master drummer and choreographer from Ghana, and Bira Almeida, Capoeira mestre from Brazil
|| Best Capoeira Web Sites ||
Capoeira San Jose:
Capoeira museum is a don't miss. Beautiful graphics& refined animations cross all borders
CapoEuropa Links & Roda de Capoeira
Huge yet well organized site with and exhaustive set of capoeira links and much more to discover
The Chimp's Capoeira Page!
Keeps growing & growing
Capoeira "Jogo Da Vida" || LINX
Capoeira Corner || [email protected]
brilliant animated GIFs
Jeronimo Capoeira
English + Português Capoeira Internet Game
"Real aim of this Game Debate is to find a practical and positive solution for us all to evolve our lives playing with Capoeira in the Roda, or the ring... of life"  Abada
The world's largest capoeria group has a large forum anyway
Capoeira Brasil 3D-logoGrupo Capoeira Brasil- Netherlands || Capoeira Animations
You you will enjoy these beautifully done pages and learn something too

Capoeira Angola Palmares or
"Capoeira, a form of self defense disguised as playful dance, was developed by African slaves in Brazil. Angola is the traditional form of capoeira emphasizing a flowing dialogue of attacks and escapes, favoring intelligence and strategy over speed and force.Palmares, the largest free community of escaped slaves thriving for almost one hundred years in the backlands of Brazil. Our group honors Palmares as a tribute to the courage of the human spirit in the fight for liberation."
Capoeira Angola
Meste João Grande: QT-Movies of the famous Mestres 
Capoeira Angola-Germany
Winning photo section!
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red_star.gif (2190 bytes)Index of Video and Music on the web by CapoEuropa
Obsessively comprehensive as usual
butterani.gif (9287        bytes)10 year-old Dede talks about Capoeria
WAV & RA file
Capoeira CHS Style
With a history and a selection of songs
In a Capoeira Roda (circle),
four primary instruments are used to set the tone and rhythm of play
Capoeira music as performed by Maestre Camisa Real audio
ItacareCapoeira Itacaré (BA) -Listen to the berimbau! .AU 3 seconds Au is a java sound file which can be played by your computer without a plug-in
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Mestre Bimba Founder of Capoeira || History || Home
The father of modern day Capoeira is Mestre Bimba 1899-1974 whose Capoeira Regional used berimbau rythms and fighting sequences. "By banning Capoeira, the Europeans had transformed the art into a symbol of freedom"
History of Capoeira by San Jose Capoeria
Seperating historical facts from unproven myths. Nicely illustrated
A Brief History of Capoeira by ABADA Santa Cruz
Early African Brazilian Colony of Quilombo dos Palmares featured
red_star.gif (2190 bytes)CapoEuropa's Capoeira Links
Often updated part of our top resource for capoeira on the web
Capoeria Web ring List of Sites || More options here
35 as of May 1999
Capoeira S. American

Virtual Library: Martial Arts
Table of Contents
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Aspiring for the most complete index of martial arts sites on the web. All links will be checked quarterly, Commentary will be little, if any.Scott Sutton Curator, The Virtual Library: Martial Arts /  

Capoeira Links by Capoeira San Jose || mailto:[email protected]
Maintained by Capoeira San Jose

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California/Brazil Camp
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1999 will be the 3rd Annual Capoeria, Brazilian Dance and Percussion gathering under the redwood trees in Cazadero, California Join us the week before Labor Day (August 30th - September 5th) call Marcelo at 510-655-8207 or send email to Your   organizers: Marcelo Pereira and Dennis Broughton in association w/ Mandinga Capoeira Berkeley
capoeira pants || [email protected]
Cabral Bonner Availability varies, please give 2-3 options
Kid's scholarship t-shirts
Fundraiser for kids attending
Capoeira Encounter/Samba Summer Camp

Capoeira Masters Trading Cards!
Complete sets available for $11.65. Californians add 8.25% sales tax. Donald Coley, 969 62nd St, Oakland, CA 94608-1360
Tekken 3 - Eddy Gordo
Video Game Character (Capoeira Master)
Motion capturing of Mestre Caveirinha (Marcelo Pereira, Capoeira Mandinga, Berkeley, CA).
Our Music Marketplace has more options here as well as hundreds of links to Brazilian and Latin Music sites
Lark in the Morning's: Latin Percussion || Lark Main Menu:
Leather Maracas, Shakka Shakerz, Bongos, Ricardo CongasCombo, Congas, Brazilian Basket Maracas, Pandeiro, Berimbaus, Ganza & Caxixi, Surdos, Shekeres, Afuche, Multi Guiro, Metal Shaker, Cuica, Agogo Bell
Photos from CBC Summer Camp 1997 DOCUMENTARY
17 tapes, Capoeira Institute, Inc., P.O. Box 13502, Berkeley, CA 94712-4502 - Tel. +1-510-655 8207
Mercado by CapoEuropa or
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RODA de Capoeira - (/Fax +49-40-317 35 38; featuring their own CD. Diretor Geral: Paulo Siqueira
The Capoeira Shop of San Jose
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