12453 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
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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!

- Amen Santo
BBCC Director
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Capoeira Batuque Los Angeles

The Capoeira Batuque Academy is the longest standing Capoiera academy in Los Angeles & Southern California.  Since 1988 Mestre Amen Santo has been teaching youth and adult classes, sharing his knowledge daily with students form all around the globe.  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.  In June of 2013, Capoeira Batuque proudly celebrated 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.

In addition to Capoeira, Brasil Brasil Cultural Center has been committed to exposing the rich and beautiful Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil through daily dance and fitness classes for youth and adults. We are proud to host elite teachers with a true passion and deep knowledge of their art. Some of the classes we offer are Capoeira, Samba, Cardio Carnival, Drumming, Portuguese, Kickboxing, Afro-Brazilian Dance, West African Dance, Zouk, Karate, Parkour, Hip Hop and Zumba.

BBCC offers events throughout the year celebrating the arts. We are working hard to use our platform mindfully to build a healthy, diverse and united community. We are blessed to have a community that believes in us and supports our work full heartedly. It really does take a village!


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