WelcomeCapoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines music, dance, acrobatics, and self-defense. The attack and defense movements are very rhythmic due to its African roots. Music and song accompanied by percussion is an inherent part of Capoeira, and an integral part of what we teach here at Filhos de Bimba Bay Area. Our school preserves the cultural legacy of Mestre Bimba and the essence of Capoeira Regional including it’s effective methodology of teaching, character building principles, rich traditions and rituals. We welcome students from all backgrounds regardless of age, gender, race, color, creed, national origin or athletic experience. We help students build self-confidence by providing the proper tools to enhance strength, flexibility and endurance. Our school is located in Emeryville, conveniently placed between Oakland and Berkeley, and within a short distance from San Francisco. We invite you to visit, watch, try and enjoy Capoeira!
Above is a short documentary on Capoeira Regional featuring our school. This was filmed during the inaugural celebration of our bay area nucleus and it shows the significant impact the art of capoeira has on culture, society, and multi-ethnic communities.