Academy Location:

2236 East 7th Street 
Long Beach, CA 90804 USA

Tel: 562-856-5360 

bodysportcapoeira@yahoo.com

CAPOEIRA ESPORTE DO CORPO


​​​Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines self-defense, acrobatics, dance-like moves, music and a lot of playful energy--which is why kids love it. 


Parents love capoeira because it its a dynamic tool to channel energy and nurture the athletic, artistic, musical and personal development of their child. Capoeira is active and energetic, musical and artistic, serious and funny, and requires focus and awareness. Classes will keep your child physically fit and mentally engaged.  Our youth program provides opportunities for students to develop self-defense and life skills including:


MOVEMENT - MUSIC - CULTURE - COMMUNITY

DISCIPLINE - RESPECT - SELF CONFIDENCE
BALANCE - COORDINATION - RHYTHM
AGILITY - CREATIVITY - FLEXIBILITY


Through drills, exercises, working with a partner or alone, children learn to “play capoeira” with an understanding of limits and respect for each other. Students learn:  

•    Fundamentals—Ginga & Aú (cartwheel) 
•    Basic Attack and Defense Movements
•    Stretching Techniques
•    Tumbling/Acrobatics
•    Focus and Awareness 
•    Etiquette and Tradition
•    Play instruments
•    Sing songs in Portuguese


As with other martial arts, capoeira has traditions and codes of behavior that are very important to follow and understand--for safety purposes as well as to show respect and cultural responsibility for the practice and preservation of the art. 

Students will learn Portuguese naturally as many of the commands and direction in class are given in Portuguese. As shown in the YouTube video on the right made by our BodySport kids, all of the names of the movements (and songs) are all in Portuguese. 


Students who train capoeira will gain a sense of achievement and confidence through hard work, dedication to the art, and camaraderie with fellow students. From the youngest student to the oldest, we encourage leadership qualities in all our students and seek opportunities for each student to improve and demonstrate these skills. 


ANNUAL BATIZADO / GRADUATION EVENT
Every year (typically in March) we hold a "Batizado" or graduation event-- a four day celebratory event where we not only graduate our students to new ranks but also unite the greater capoeira community for a fun weekend of workshops, rodas, learning and friendships. We provide opportunities for leadership and recognition throughout the year to encourage, motivate and reward our students for their achievements in training. 













Mondays
Kids Mixed Level
(ages 5-12) 
5:0
0-6:00 pm

Kids Music: 
6:00-6:30 pm

Wednesdays 
Mixed Level Kids (ages 5-12)
5:00-6:00 pm

Kids Demo Team 
Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 pm


Saturdays 
GATOS - Kids Capoeira - Ages 5-7
10:00am-11:00am

PANTERAS - Kids Capoeira - Ages 8+
11:00am-12:00 pm


CLASS TEACHERS
Mestre Roque (Mon/Wed/Sat)
Professora Rebecca (Sat & Demo Team), Instrutora Mariposa 

NOTE: Intermediate/Advanced level youth may attend adult multi-level classes only with permission of Mestre Roque.


PRESCHOOL CAPOEIRA - We are not currently offering preschool capoeira classes. However, we are considering running on a session-base in the future.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in preschool capoeira, please email us at bodysportcapoeira@yahoo.com and we'll keep in touch. Thank you! 



We made this tutorial video with our BodySport Capoeira kids to help our students learn the names of the moves. Now with over 1 million views, students all over the world are also learning from it! 


ATTENTION HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS:

BodySport Capoeira is an approved vendor for Inspire, Sage OakSky Mountain Charter School & Excel College Prep Academy!  Speak to your educational specialist to find out how your child can take capoeira as part of their curriculum.  


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CAPOEIRA

YOUTH CAPOEIRA PROGRAM




Trial Offer Deal

1-WEEK OF CAPOEIRA - $20


We have a TRIAL OFFER of unlimited capoeira for a week for $20 for KIDS!

 To purchase this deal, go to our Online Store and click:  "Trial Offers & Specials"

  KIDS SCHEDULE

KIDS PERFORMANCE TEAM
BodySport Capoeira provides unique opportunities to our students through our Kids Demo Team.  We hold practices every Wednesday to prepare for monthly capoeira demonstrations to gain experience in performance and share our art with the community. 


Our youth capoeira group has performed at numerous venues including Brazilian Day LA, Museum of Latin American Art, and various benefit events in the Long Beach/Los Angeles area.

Highlights from our 2016 Batizado event in Long Beach, CA

   MARTIAL ARTS + MUSIC + CULTURE + FITNESS + friends = FUN