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Cultivating a healthy community through Movement, Music and Arts Education.
This dynamic program is designed to expose children to the rich Afro-Brazilian art form of Capoeira and all it’s wonders. Not only do children learn this great Martial Art, but they also learn acrobatics, dance, percussive instruments, singing, history and Portuguese. They learn to function within a community by being active members. We use Capoeira as a vehicle to teach discipline, trust, respect, leadership, mindfulness, creativity, mentorship, focus, fitness, awareness and exploration.
This program requires a commitment from children and families. Graduation is once year. Limited space.
Parkour is a discipline founded in France by David Belle in the 1990’s. In some places Parkour has been defined as the “fluidity and efficiency of human movement.” Others have given it a more explicative definition by saying it is, “The art of moving effectively through the environment using only the human body to overcome obstacles,” and/or “Moving from one point to another as smoothly, efficiently and quickly as possible using the abilities of the human body.”
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a self-defense martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting, and submission holds. BJJ focuses on taking ones opponent down to the ground, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques. BJJ teaches children awareness of their bodies and how to navigate within a community. Children will be exposed to mindfulness tools and setting goals to better themselves and emotions.
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Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form which combines different aspects of martial art, dance, music, capoeira and acrobatics. Capoeira Batuque is the longest standing academy in Southern California and the heartbeat of Brasil Brasil Cultural Center. This art form, which was developed by the slaves as they were learning to fight and protect themselves, was disguised as a dance accompanied to music since it was illegal to practice any kind of Martial Art. This is a Mixed Level Class, all levels and abilities welcome!
The word “jiu jitsu” derives from the Japanese “Jū” meaning “gentle” and “Jutsu” meaning “art”; essentially, jiu jitsu is the “gentle art”.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a predominantly ground-based martial art, using the principals of leverage, angles, pressure and timing, as well as knowledge of the human anatomy, in order to achieve a non-violent submission of one’s opponent. Unlike other martial arts that focus on strikes and/or kicks, jiu jitsu focuses on close-contact “grappling” holds and techniques, and the application of chokes and joint-manipulations
A Brazilian dance of African origin with a basic pattern of step-close-step-close and characterized by a dip and spring upward at each beat of the music. Covering all the different styles of Samba from Brazil with the Samba Queen herself!
Tuesdays @7:15pm & Sundays @3pm
Afro-Brazilian dance was first created by the slaves of Brazil's colonial era. The mixture of its [their?] steps, and of the rhythms brought by the Africans, with indigenous and Europeans influences were essential to the vitality of Brazilian dance
Rainha Monday's is a fun way to celebrate the queen you are every Monday!
This class exposes the community to different styles of Samba from different regions in Brazil.
Switching off between Samba Reggea (from Bahia) and Samba No Pé (From Rio) weekly.
Mondays at 7:30pm
Afro Dancehall is a combination of popular urban African dance, often danced on Afro beats and Afro-House music, and various dancehall techniques from the Caribbean Islands.
Wednesdays @7:30pm (no classes in February)
The drumming classes are offered in 6 week increments.
Students need a drum (available for rent) and plastic rhythm sticks.
We offer 2 levels:
Level 1: Learn the FOUNDATION of Songs, Rhythms, and Characteristics of Nine Orixas
Level 2: Delve DEEPER into the Songs, Rhythms and Characteristics of different Orixas