CAPOEIRA HAS FOUND YOU
Learn how to play the game of life.
ABOUT CAPOEIRA-EL PASO
A Life of Balance
By integrating body, mind, culture, capoeira, spacial awareness, and community, we strive to promote an understanding of the inter-dependency of all aspects in your personal health and well-being.
Capoeira-El Paso (CEP) was established as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in 2007. We continue to grow under the guidance of Mestre Acordeon and the United Capoeira Association (UCA), with support from the El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department.
Allow us to be your guide, teaching you the techniques of Capoeira needed to create and maintain a strong lifestyle. Our classes are so much more than simply learning movements, they are about learning Brazilian culture, honoring tradition, and creating a community. Sharpen the tools and develop the habits you’ll need to improve your daily habits, outlook, and ultimately--your life.
June 23: Adult Classes will resume in person at its regular schedule. All students MUST adhere to the updated studio guidelines below. We will continue to offer classes for the short-term via Zoom for those not comfortable returning to the studio yet or if they are unable to attend in-person.
Kids classes will remain online at their regular times via Zoom until further notice.
Contact us if interested in joining a class. Beginners welcome to both classes.
UPDATED STUDIO GUIDELINES:
-No more than 10 people in the studio at once, including instructors.
-Kids are NOT allowed until further notice.
-No one is allowed to wait for others or congregate before, during, or after a class anywhere in the studio.
-Everyone MUST wash their hands before and after their class.
-If you feel sick, have a fever, or have been sick within a week of a class, please stay home and self quarantine for 14 days.
-If you are around elderly, anyone who is sick, or others with compromised immune systems for long periods of time, please consider staying home.
-Please wipe down any equipment you use at the end of class. Please bring your own yoga mats. Studio mats will not be available until further notice.
-The water fountain will be off limits until further notice. Students are asked to bring their own water bottles or buy one from the studio.
-We will be switching back to disposal paper towels but please be mindful of how much you use. Don't be wasteful!
-To the extent possible, try to keep 6 feet between you and others in your class.
-Any clothes or leftover items will be removed right away.
SPECIFICALLY FOR CAPOEIRA:
-Masks are highly suggested and encouraged.
-During partner drills and roda, we will still maintain our distance from each other.
-Capoeira is a very social art form, but any bodily contact including hugs, high fives, handshakes, should be kept to a minimum as much as possible.
The Capoeira - El Paso team is comprised of UCA endorsed capoeira teachers dedicated to putting their energy and skills towards helping you reach your goals. Everyone at our center believes Capoeira is a vehicle that can make anyone's life better. The balance and flow that is achieved in the body will ripple into every part of your life. Drop into one of the classes to learn more — we look forward to helping create a better lifestyle with you.
Adult & Kids Capoeira
Adult & Kids Capoeira
Tuesday 7:30-9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30-9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00-2:00 pm*
AGES 14 + YEARS
Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm
Saturday 10:00-11:00 am*
AGES 7-13 YEARS
Thursday 4:45-5:30 pm
Saturday 11:00-11:45 am*
AGES 3-6 YEARS
UNITED CAPOEIRA ASSOCIATION
A family of independent schools
The United Capoeira Association (UCA) was born in the vision of Mestre Acordeon and Mestre Rã to create an organization where they could work together with similar philosophical ideals and yet preserve their own identities. Some of their American students began teaching Capoeira in different locations under the umbrella of UCA. As many capoeiristas and Capoeira schools have embraced the system of "groups" as the paradigm of a capoeira organization, this strategy has proven to be very positive for the growth and survival of Capoeira. However, Mestre Acordeon learned Capoeira in a time when the concept of "group" was yet to be developed; therefore, UCA is not a group as understood in today's context, nor is it interested in many "chapters." UCA strives to be a community of students which appreciates and respects the collective work of developing all Capoeira tendencies and approaches in Brazil and beyond.
These are the masters that oversee our team to ensure all information passed on is accurate.
Ubirajara Guimarães Almeida