ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco strives to bring you the best capoeira has to offer—quality instructors, up-to-date capoeira technique, and master workshops, all in a clean and supportive community setting. Capoeira classes are a technical, mental, musical, and acrobatic workout.
All classes are geared towards meeting each student's needs according to his or her level. Take a look at the schedule for a current list of classes and times.
Fundamentals "Try It" Capoeira
(Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
First-time students may try our Capoeira Fundamentals class for FREE on the first Wednesday of every month! This one-time offer applies only to new students.
The Fundamentals class is focused on teaching the basics of capoeira technique. It is a shorter and slower-paced class than our Basics and All-Levels classes. Students will leave with an understanding of basic ABADÁ-Capoeira movements, music, and the capoeira roda. This class is perfect for people who are new to capoeira as well as continuing students looking to review the basics. This class can fill up quickly, so please arrive by no later than 5:45pm! Warming up with the class is critical, so new students will not be allowed to join the class after it has begun.
This capoeira class is free for teens.NOTE: ABADÁ-Capoeira students Yellow cord level UP will attend this class as a warm up for the following advanced class. Advanced students are there to polish their technique and also to help the newer students in class have a richer experience..
(Tues/Thurs, 6:00-7:30 p.m.)
Basics classes are focused on building and refining capoeira technique and basic skills. Although every class is different, a typical class consists of a guided warm-up using capoeira movements followed by practicing sequences of capoeira movements both individually and in partners and general physical conditioning exercises to build strength, balance, and agility. Basics classes also introduce capoeira music and end with a capoeira roda open to all students. Basics classes are appropriate for students of all levels and are a great place for new students to start. Advanced students often continue to take basic classes to work on the foundation of their technique. This capoeira class is free for teens.
(Mon 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Sat 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
All-Levels classes focus on training various aspects of capoeira technique, music, and strategies and end with a capoeira roda. All-Levels classes are designed to accommodate and challenge students of various skill levels, and the pace is determined by the level of the students in attendance. While these classes are open to everyone, beginners are encouraged to start in a Basics or Fundamentals class.This capoeira class is free for teens.
(Sun, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.)
This all-levels capoeira class is free for teens and open to adults for a $10 donation. All proceeds from this class directly support a scholarship fund to send our teens to Brazil for the Jogos Mundiais (World Games).
Periodically, ACSF offers special workshops and master classes taught by guest artists from abroad. Special workshops may focus on one aspect of capoeira, a related art such as maculelê, acrobatics, or stretching for capoeira. Workshops offer a unique opportunity to train capoeira with some of ABADÁ-Capoeira's lead Mestres and Mestrandos. Please check the calendar for upcoming special workshops.
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.
Rates per 60-minute session:
$80 with Mestra Márcia
$65 with Instrutor/a
$50 with Graduado/a
- Classes begin promptly at the scheduled start time.
- It is extremely important for new students to begin class from the start. No new students will be permitted to join a class after it has begun, but they are welcome to sit and quietly observe.
- Teens are welcome to train in all adult classes Monday through Sunday for FREE.