Welcome to Rã Capoeira Senzala

  • Mestre João Gande, Mestre Itapoan and Mestre Grillo at our 2011 Batizado
  • Learn how to make your first Berimbau.
  • Brief history of Capoeira
  • Pictures and videos from our 2011 Batizado

     

Capoeira is the embodiment of a
historical legacy that cried for freedom

Created by Africans that were brought to Brazil as enslaved labor, Capoeira has risen from the days of colonialism and prohibition to become a global phenomenon.

Today, Capoeira is a unique blend of music, folklore, acrobatics and fitness. Our Group carries the traditions of the most notorious Capoeira Group in Brazil, grupo Senzala.

Capoeira Rã Senzala offers classes 2 times a week at the Chinese cultural center located at 390 Broadway in Tribeca. Our instructor Leandro “Ra” has over a decade of Capoeira experience with grupo Senzala and it’s a recognized member of the Capoeira community in Brazil and the US.

Our classes are designed for all types of students. We believe that Capoeira can be learned by anybody, regardless of age, sex or race. Our class size allows for personalized attention form the instructor. Our main objective is to spread the art of and culture of Capoeira.