ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco strives to bring you the best capoeira has to offer— top quality instructors, up-to-date capoeira technique, and master workshops taught by visiting artists from Brazil, all in a clean, supportive, welcoming, community setting. Capoeira classes provide vigorous training in the ABADÁ technique. It is a technical, mental, musical, and acrobatic workout. Classes are geared towards meeting each student's needs according to his or her level. New students can start at any time. Read our new student info before coming to class. Take a look at the schedule for a current list of classes and times. Refer to the rates info for cost and payment options.
CAPOEIRA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
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TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES
Capoeira Fundamentals: The first Tuesday of each month, this beginner class is devoted to the fundamentals. The class will be slower-paced than regular beginner classes. Students will leave with a basic understanding of proper technique for the fundamental capoeira movements and familiarity with the rituals of the roda. There are no prerequisites. This class is perfect for people who are new to capoeira as well as more experienced students who want to review the basics.
* Because of their large size, class registration and start times are strictly enforced. Latecomers will not be allowed to train once class has begun.
Basics class: We recommend that all new students start in basics classes, which focus on technique. Beginners may also take mixed level classes, but should complement this training with basic classes. Basic classes are not a level that students move through: they are focused on building and refining basic skills. Advanced students often continue to take basic classes to work on the foundation of their technique.
All Levels class: These classes are open to all students but are geared towards whomever is present. If the majority of students in a mixed level class are advanced, the class will be more advanced. Often, to accommodate all levels, the instructor will split the group so that students receive training appropriate to their level.
Friday Workshop Classes - Periodically, ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco will offer special workshops classes in arts related to capoeira. Some workshops offered will include maculelê, floreios class and capoeira as self-defense. Taught by Mestranda Marcia or guest instructors, these classes are available for $16 drop-ins, or with class cards. Please note, some classes may be have restricted enrollment according to cord level. Please check the calendar for schedule of Friday Workshop Classes.
Sundays Teen & Adult Community class - This is a community all-levels capoeira class that is free for teens and open to adults for a $10 donation. Funds from adult fees directly support ACSF's Teens Travel To Train fund-- a scholarship that sponsors one or more select teen capoeiristas to travel to Brazil for the Jogos Mundiais (World Games). This class is taught on a volunteer basis by Graduada Tulipa.
Free Teens Capoeira (Ages 13-19): Designed to provide teens with a safe space to challenge themselves, develop bonds with their peers, and act as a bridge into the adults capoeira class. All teens under 18 years of age must have parental permission to train. Learn more ›
Kids’ capoeira classes are taught using games and exercises emphasizing music and acrobatics—working both physical coordination and mental abilities. Classes cover basic capoeira techniques, rhythms, instruments, and songs in Portuguese.
Kids' Capoeira for Ages 5-7: Emphasizes cooperation and spatial awareness and focuses on building basic physical skills and coordination. Students begin to learn acrobatic movements and improve balance and coordination of the arms and legs. Classes are not appropriate for children under 5.
Kids' Capoeira for Ages 8-12: Emphasizes skill building and leadership, and builds strength, flexibility, and endurance. Students begin learning more complex acrobatics and sequences of movements. Children under 8 are not physically or developmentally prepared for this class.
Kids Summer Camp for Ages 5-12: Offered in June and July.
Kids explore and learn capoeira and maculelê stick dance and drumming, the history and music of these arts, as well as take classes with guest instructors to learn skills like gymnastics and Afro-Brazilian dance, and explore the neighborhood during lunch-time Mission walks. Sessions culminate with a Friday afternoon friends & family performance & party!
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PERSONAL PRIVATE LESSONS FOR YOUTH OR ADULTS
Improve your game and strengthen your body with one-on-one training! Receive individual attention to hone your capoeira technique, work specific movements, and strengthen your body and game strategy.
ADULT PRICES: $80/hr with Mestranda Márcia; $65/hr with Instrutor Corrente; $50/hr with Graduado/a.
YOUTH PRICES: $65/45 minutes for one on one OR $45/each child for two children together per sesison. Open to youth aged 5-19.
Please call 415-206-0650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your private session.
For other programs offered at ACSF including BodyBrasil Bootcamp, capoeira music class, and Portuguese language, please visit the Other Programs page.