United Capoeira Association Los Angeles

Under the Guidance of Mestres Acordeon, Ra, & Suelly. Capoeira is a dynamic art form and expression of Afro-Brazilian culture. www.capoeiraucainla.com

The goal of the United Capoeira Association in Los Angeles (UCAinLA) is to bring the rich and dynamic culture of Capoeira to the local community. Professor Guatambu (gwah-tahm-BU) has been training capoeira for over 15 years and and teaching for over nine years under the guidance of Mestres Acordeon, Ra, and Suelly of the United Capoeira Association in Berkeley, CA. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and educatecd in the San Francisco Bay Area, Instrutor Guatambu shares his goal of honoring the joy, personal growth, and community that the art of capoeira offers to any willing to learn. The only things you must bring are: a desire to have fun, an open mind, and an interest in expanding your horizons.

Operating as usual

[10/09/17]   Ok
Seems like folks are taking a holiday.

I had the pleasure of stumbling upon a local
Hahamokngna Center yesterday where I learned a lot about many of the local indigenous peoples here in SoCal.
Maca and I gathered acorns, and are going to try and make some acorn flour for baking.
This particular center is located on the 2 highway in the Angeles National Forest at the Red Box picnic area.

I recommend getting out and experiencing some of these remarkable local traditions and knowledge.

So, in honor of the first ever Indigenous Peoples Day here in L.A. UCAinLA is not having class.


Our 1st UCAinLA Kids Capoeira Competition was a total success!
Congratulations to all the kids that competed.

Remember, you don't lose, you learn!

Congratulations to our winners on all their hard work and participation in classes leading up to the day of competition!

Here are the winning results:

Overall - Garra
Game - Jacaré
Kicks - Jacaré
Movement - Arara
Music - P**a

www.capoeiraucainla.com 12/11/2016

Projeto Kirimurê

Happy Sunday folks!

We are selling some great holiday gifts to raise money for Mestre Acordeon's non profit work with at risk kids in Brazil.

All proceeds directly benefit the project. Your contributions have such a positive impact.

You can buy them yourself and have your friends buy some! Spread the word and good vibes!

Take a look!


www.capoeiraucainla.com Adults and kids Capoeira in the Los Angeles areas of Silver Lake, Glendale, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village for 10 years.

capoeiraucainla.com 12/09/2016


Here's a link to the competitions rules and guidelines...

Scroll down to the bottom of the page

capoeiraucainla.com kids capoeira classes

docs.google.com 12/09/2016

UCAinLA Holiday Potluck Sign Up

Hey gang!

We got a whole lot of fun happening tomorrow, Saturday, December 10th.

We've been talking about it for a while, so here it is all put together in one place... 👍😉👍


Capoeira Demonstration

Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center
1110 Bates Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Festival of Lights 🕯🕯🕯

be there a little earlier and meet near the stage 😏

it will be annoying
they secured the EL CID parking lot
and a lot on the corner of Sunset and Bates (4300 Sunset Blvd) so try those!
Enter on Bates and let the folks at check-in know you are here with the Capoeira school.


UCAinLA Kids Competition & Holiday Potluck Party

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Glendale
325 North Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203

UCAinLA Capoeira Kids
Competition - Winter 2016 💪😀🏅👍

we plan to start on time 😉

adults cordão amarelo and up, you guys are judges so be ready 🤓

Everybody is welcome to come, root the kids on, sing, play music, and we'll play some capoeira too!

Holiday Potluck
Sign up & bring a dish! 😃
Click the link ⬇️



Kids Holiday Performance/Roda

Heartbeat House
3141 Glendale Blvd.
Atwater Village, CA 90039

Heartbeat House Holiday Party ❤️❄️


Everybody is welcome to come, sing, play music, and play capoeira!


Big fun day ahead!

Looking forward to it!


docs.google.com Sheet1 What are you going to bring?( just type an X),# of people attending the party so far( don' t type anything here) Your Name,# of people in your party/ family, snack/ appetizer/ side dish, salad, main dish, dessert, beverage, dishware/ cutlery, Know specifically what you' re going to brin...

[11/12/16]   Hi folks!
No Saturday class tomorrow, 11/12/2016.
Regular classes resume Monday.

capoeiraucainla.com 11/01/2016

2016 Batizado

Thursday night's Welcome Roda location and time have been updated. check it out!


capoeiraucainla.com Adults and kids Capoeira in the Los Angeles areas of Silver Lake, Glendale, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village for 10 years.

[10/31/16]   Hey gang!
I have been talking about this in class, but just to make it official and put it in writing...

capoeiraucainla.com 10/17/2016

2016 Batizado

hey gang!

folks have been asking for it, and now it is ready.

Here is the info on our 2016 UCAinLA Batizado and Troca de Cordões which includes registration!

off we go!


please register and pay ASAP


capoeiraucainla.com Adults and kids Capoeira in the Los Angeles areas of Silver Lake, Glendale, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village for 10 years.


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2609 Central Ave - The Story of Capoeira & Mestre Esquilo in Charlotte NC

Mestre Esquilo!!!


International Capoeira School Supervised by Mestre Suassuna Directed by Mestre Esquilo & Contra-Mestre Zumbi We have classes for kids and adults to learn mor...

[04/23/16]   Happy Friday gang!

Please mark your calendars...

UCAinLA Spring Celebration
Saturday April 30th 1-4pm
Gracie Barra Glendale
325 N Brand Blvd,
Glendale, CA 91203

No cost. $0.

All UCAinLA students, big and small, and their families and friends are invited!

We'll be commemorating new students that have been training since our last celebration in December. We'll train, play, make music, and have a ton of fun.

Students with more time will get a chance to show their hard work.

It's great for our whole school to come together and support each other.

It's a capoeira celebration!
Let's make it great!


www.capoeiraucainla.com 03/31/2016


Good evening good people!

Just a reminder. There is no Kids class this Friday April 1st.

You are welcome to bring your Capoeiristas to our 7:30 Friday fundamentals class at Studio A and/or our class on Saturday at 1:00pm for music and/or 2-4pm for the Lab at Gracie Barra Glendale.

Filla details on locations and times are available at our website:


www.capoeiraucainla.com Adults and kids Capoeira in the Los Angeles areas of Silver Lake, Glendale, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village for 10 years.

[03/19/16]   Hey gang!

See you in Long Beach!
No class today in Glendale in favor of Mestre Roque's event.

Regular schedule resumes this Monday.



Loving the start to the New Year UCAinLA!!!

Also a pleasure to welcome Chris to the crew. Great job taking the plunge into the big wide world of capoeira!

Cristal got her capoeira apelido : Mina!

So did Dana : Corre Corre!

Even had the whole Francisco clan in the house!!!

for the new folks, schedule details are at this link:


[01/01/16]   Happy New Year everybody!!!

Abraços e muito axé


Chegamos capoeiristas!
We made it Capoeiristas!

Apresentamos o App da DunDak!
Introducing the DunDak App!


Aproveite 15 dias de graça
Enjoy 15 day free trial

Apenas US$3.99 mensal
Only US$3.99 per month

Por favor, fala para todos seus colegas!
Please tell all your friends!

(Android em breve)
(Android coming soon)

[10/08/15]   Hey gang!

Next week is Mestre Acordeon's Batizado event in Berkeley.

I will be out of town Wednesday through Saturday in order to attend the goings on.

We will not be having kids classes on 10/14 Wednesday and 10/16 Friday next week.

Kids are invited to come to the adult Fundamentals classes at no charge next week.

The schedule and locations for those can be found here:


Any questions, please feel free to reach out.


[09/18/15]   Our new schedule is officially up!

Be sure to check it out.



História dos Mestres - DunDak

O aplicativo da DunDak está chegando logooo!!!


DunDak - nosso aplicativo está chegando logo música de capoeira online www.dundak.com


Mestres Story - DunDak

The DunDak app is coming!!!
We are soooo close!


DunDak - our app is almost here! música de capoeira online www.dundak.com


Get ready good people!
Our new Beginners Series is a perfect way for the beginner to dive deep into the art of capoeira.

capoeiraucainla.com 04/01/2015

beginners series

get ready good people!
we are offering a new way for the beginner to dive deep into capoeira!


capoeiraucainla.com beginners series


United Capoeira Association Los Angeles


United Capoeira Association Los Angeles's cover photo


Roda de Colegas - Contramestre Muito Tempo - Pasadena, CA 08/2014 - Latif e Martell

em experimento parte 2 | an experiment part 2


www.dundak.com Professora Minha Velha and Contramestre Muito Tempo's music is available here: http://www.dundak.com/content/professores-minha-velha-e-muito-t...


Roda de Colegas - Contramestre Muito Tempo - Pasadena, CA 08/2014 - Caimão e Pezão

an experiment


fun day at Contramestre Muito Tempo's event great capoeiristas were present Contramestre Muito Tempo & Professora Minha Velha's music: http://www.dundak.com/...


jump on it good people!

spots are moving. vamos nessa!



happy friday everybody!

here is the link to reserve your spot for this year's convivência:


jump on it. spots will sell out quickly as space is limited!



Convivência 2014 - Mestre Esquilo - Welcome Roda

a look back at a bit of last year's convivencia while getting ready for this year's!

follow our facebook event for all the details.


looking forward to this April 2015! follow the facebook event for the latest details. https://www.facebook.com/events/914479928577151/ space is limited. regi...


get ready!


United Capoeira Association Los Angeles's cover photo

www.capoeiraucainla.com 01/20/2015


Did a refresh to our capoeira site.
Hope you like it.


www.capoeiraucainla.com Adults and kids Capoeira in the Los Angeles areas of Silver Lake, Glendale, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village for 10 years.


United Capoeira Association Los Angeles


United Capoeira Association Los Angeles

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