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First class recommendations:

  • Regular work out attire is recommended, jeans or constricting clothing are not. Shoes are optional. If you choose to wear shoes, lightweight tennis shoes with a flat sole are preferred.
  • Please let your instructor know if you have any injuries or limitations.
  • Keep the training area clear of all belongings. There are shelves to place your bags and water bottles by the back door.

Capoeira Classes for Parents & Kids

Vamos Gingar Juntos! [Let’s Ginga together!]


Because we thrive when we enjoy each other’s presence while embracing diversity, history, art and education, we are creating a space for you and your family to enjoy capoeira together!  Starting January 9th, we will have a class for Parents & Kids. We would love for this to be a space for you to connect further with your kids and appreciate a good challenge all at once!

Are you in? We hope so!

There are a few rules to this class you should be aware of:

  • The class is open to as many members of the family as you want, as long as it involves parents and kids ages 2 to 14 years old. If you want your kids to join the class, they are welcome in the classes dedicated to kids only during the week. If two adults are interested in training, you are also welcome in the adult classes. The idea is that you will work the class with your children. To respect this principle, the instructor can’t dedicate time to children or adults alone.
  • If you or your kid happen to be training capoeira with us, we have special pricing (single classes only) for you, however, this is not a class that replaces your kid’s or your adult class.  To get the special pricing, you must be currently enrolled in capoeira classes. (See pricing below)
  • Do you have a great big family? No problem! We hope the special pricing we are offering for families of 2+ will be great for you. If you have a family of 4+, please contact us for pricing options.
  • The minimum number of people required to join this class is 2 (starting with a combination of a parent and a child)
  • If you love the class, we would love for you to subscribe to our monthly payments below to enjoy a better price; single classes are also available.
  • No experience is necessary and our first class is always free!
  • The capoeira class for families is registration fee free and uniform is optional

To enjoy your first complementary class, we require that you register before joining the classroom.

Register online and you will be able to start the class right away. If you would prefer to register in person, please arrive 15 minutes early so we can get you started in no time and without disrupting the class.

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Monthly Subscription Payment Options

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    If you have a family with more than 4 members, please contact us for pricing information
  • $0.00
  • If you do not have a PayPal Account, you will still be able to subscribe by filling out the form below and choosing the option Non-PayPal subscribers

    You can cancel your subscription at any time by logging into your Paypal account and managing your subscriptions.
    Note that you will be added to this specific class email list. This way, we can make sure you are always informed about class changes due to unforeseen circumstances.

Single Payment Options

If you or your child are CURRENTLY enrolled on the capoeira adults or kids programs, enter code familyvip2016 at checkout to get around $5 off per person. We trust you will use this coupon code accordingly! Thank you

Capoeira Luanda Parents & Kids – 4 members – Single Class

$ 60.00

Capoeira Luanda Parents & Kids – 3 members – Single Class

$ 45.00

Capoeira Luanda Parents & Kids – 2 members – Single Class

$ 30.00

Have a family of 4+? Please contact us for pricing options!

Weekly Class Schedule

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40 Years of Capoeira in the USA | Mestre Jelon

Capoeira Luanda Houston Batizado 2015

Capoeira Students Testimonials

Interested on learning capoeira? This what some of our students have to say!

Valerie Musick

29, Speech Language Pathologist

As a student who has trained with other capoeira schools, Capoeira Luanda Houston/BAF is by far superior! There is a very positive and fun vibe among the group. Professor Gringo’s style of teaching is very professional, yet relaxed and animated. You will leave every class feeling strong, smart, and flexible. Would recommend this studio to anyone!!

Diane Hatton

Research administrator, Rice University

I have been taking classes (capoeira and samba) here for over 6 years and can’t say enough about the positive impact it has made on my life. The instructors are passionate about their craft and passing on their knowledge, history, and love for capoeira to the students. In all the years I’ve been taking lessons there I’ve never had a class end early, but often go past the end time. The atmosphere is one of family, with everyone helping each other to improve. If you are interested in improving your overall health, core strength, and flexibility in a great atmosphere, this is the place to go.

Isani Cayetano

38, Technical Support Coordinator, ICERM at Brown University

“The Brazilian Arts Foundation is one of those places where you walk through the door expecting one thing, and you end up getting so much more. I joined the group three and a half years ago with the sole intention of continuing my capoeira training, and since then my eyes have been opened to the incredible array of gifts this organization has to offer not only students at the studio location, but the wider community. The sense of community service embodied by Mauricio Campos and the board of directors is nothing if not laudable, and their drive to do good in the wider world is infectious.”

Vanessa Abahashemi

I moved away less than 2 years ago and I still think of and remember the BAF fondly. They were, they are and they always will be a family to me. It does not matter how long I am gone, I always feel welcomed. I have learned so much from capoeira and from Gringo. I will always remember when Gringo said, “you will get as much out of it as you put in”. And so it has been true for capoeira and in life. I have learned amazing lessons that I always carry with me. I would recommend the Foundation in a heart beat for all subjects. The instructors are all professionals.

Gabriela Maya

43, College Professor in the Humanities

I’ve been taking capoeira classes for about a year at the BAF, and I am continually impressed by the positive energy and amiable atmosphere. Mauricio brings great expertise and leadership, gathering together a wonderful group of students and capoeiristas. Classes at BAF mix an appropriate reverence for the history and depth of capoeira practice with a sense of fun and play. It’s a place where you feel welcome.

Tony Paraná

Artist, Capoeira Luanda Houston Kids Instructor

I started taking capoeira class at the BAF in 2006 and  have learned so much since then.  After 3 years taking 2 to 3, sometimes 4 classes every week, I started teach capoeira classes for kids at the BAF. Today, I teach 5 days a week with the same passion that was taught to me. The president Mauricio Campos, also my capoeira teacher,  is very passionate about sharing Brazilian culture through his work and teaching style. I always recommend the BAF to all my friends and people who are interested in learning about Brazil. They do several programs in the community including art programs for seniors, music/percussion classes, portuguese classes, samba classes and other traditional brazilian dances.
I love it!

Capoeira Luanda MP3 Album | No Balanço da Ginga “In Memory of Aladin”

Capoeira Luanda MP3 Album | No Balanço da Ginga “In Memory of Aladin”

Enjoy our very own Capoeira Luanda MP3 album, recorded here in Houston.

Mestre Jelon, along with many Professores and Students of Capoeira Luanda worldwide met to record tunes written by many great capoeristas.

Released February, 2011 | Produced by Brazilian Arts Foundation and SoSouth

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