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ABOUT CAPOEIRA DC


CapoeiraDC was started in early 2002 by eight students, including Contra Mestre Morcego, Profofessora Borboleta, Professor Sorriso, and Instrutor Gavião. The eight decided they wanted to train capoeira although they no longer had an instructor.                      

The first training site for the group was in Morcego’s restaurant on 9th & U St. The students knew they needed higher level instruction. After serious consideration, they approached Mestre Curisco and asked him to lead them in their development. From that moment, they became members of the Capoeira Malês family.

Mestre Curisco, Mestre Lua Branca, and Capoeira Malês schools train the form of capoeira often called capoeira contemporânea. 


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WHAT IS CAPOEiRA?


Capoeira is an art form created by African prisoners-of-war during colonial times in Brazil. Often referred to as a “dance fight”, capoeira was created with African music, instruments and

martial arts as a form of resistance against enslavement and later forms of oppression. Capoeira arrived in the US during the sixties and has taken root all over the world. 

CONTRA MESTRE MORCEGO


Contra Mestre Morcego is the lead teacher at CapoeiraDC.  Morcego is the ultimate student. His apellido means “bat” in Portuguese because he was known to stay up late studying.  Morcego’s method of study is also his method of instruction; continuous training in order to be constantly prepared for the jogo (game) of capoeira. He is fond of saying, “In capoeira, you’ve got to work a lot to get a little. And you better be happy with a little, because that’s all you’re going to get.”

CLASS SCHEDULE


ADULT CLASSES

Mon. & Wed. - 7PM

Saturday - 1PM




KIDS CLASSES

Wednesday - 5:30PM
Saturday - 9:30AM

Classes start as young as 2 years old.

Contact us for more information based on age.




Sep 7, 2019

Capoeira Malês - TORONTO Batizado & Troca de Cordas

Sep 7, 12:00am

to Sep 8, 12:00am

Oct 5, 2019

Capoeira Males - DC Batizado & Troca De Cordas

Oct 5, 12:00am

to Oct 6, 12:00am

Oct 5, 2019

Capoeira Batuque Pasadena 7th Batizado

10 year anniversary - For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/311545226206686/

Oct 5, 12:00am

to Oct 6, 12:00am

Nov 9, 2019

Capoeira Malês - DC - Annual Gala

Nov 9, 12:00am

to Nov 10, 12:00am

Dec 7, 2019

UCA Berkeley Econtro & Batizado - Mestre Acordeon

The end of an era is coming. Don't miss this event. For more information visit - https://www.facebook.com/events/2290837381205338/

Dec 7, 12:00am

to Dec 8, 12:00am

1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702

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2008 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018

202-813-3960

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CapoeiraDC is a community- run 501-(c)(3) non-profit that fosters capoeira and other arts instruction through classes, community outreach and access, and youth development.

Donations, monthly dues, and contributions to our annual Zumbi-Dandara galas support the use of our studio space and the continuation of our mission.

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