The Capoeira Institute

The Capoeira Institute is a non-profit organization with locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Berkeley, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Fairfax, San Rafael, and Petaluma. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a level of excellence in technique, ritual, and tradition in the training and performance of capoeira, and committed to the following:

  1. To facilitate and promote the education of the general public about Capoeira and the many other diverse aspects of Brazilian culture such as dances, arts, folklore, games, customs and rituals; Specifically, this will be achieved by, but not limited to the following:
  2. To promote cultural exchange between the United States, Brazil and other countries emphasizing both the creation of opportunities in Capoeira as well as developing an understanding of Capoeira and other Brazilian related activities for the underserved segments of society, especially disadvantaged youth.
  3. To continuously create and maintain an elite level of excellence with respect to techniques, rituals, and tradition in training and performing Capoeira and other related activities; To expose all levels of society to such activities with the intent of educate, discipline and integrate people of California, the US and abroad about Capoeira, Brazilian culture and its diverse related activities.

We accomplish these goals by providing classes for children and adults in a variety of locations, locally, nationally, and internationally.