Brasil Brasil Cultural Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through arts education. BBCC utilizes the multi-faceted qualities of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, as a medium to bring dynamic educational programs to children and adults globally.
We offer the following martial art, dance, fitness, music and language classes: Youth & Adult Capoeira & Parkour, Samba, Zumba, Kickboxing, Belly Dancing, Afro-Toning, Afro-Brazilian dance, Zouk, Kizomba, Funky Brasil, Drumming & Portuguese. JOIN THE FUN!
The Capoeira Batuque Academy is the longest standing Capoiera academy in Los Angeles & Southern California for youth and adults, which was established by Mestre Amen Santo in 1988. Other than Los Angeles, Capoeira Batuque has schools in Santa Barbara, Milwaukee, Colorado, Dubai, and Japan. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form, which was developed by the slaves as they were learning to fight, yet disguised as a dance with acrobatics, and accompanied to music. Our Program focuses on the continuity and survival of this art form across time and space, and sustains transnational connections between Capoeiristas (Capoeira practitioners) in Los Angeles, Brazil, and the world. This year (June 2013) Capoeira Batuque will proudly celebrate 25 years within our amazing community!
Capoeira is known to increase flexibilty, strength & agility as well as align the mind, body & spirit. Capoeira Batuque promotes unity & respect within our school and community and is committed to Preserving our history, Nurturing the present and Building our Future.