Afro-Brazilian Capoeira

Who We Are

Founded in 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Mr. Yoji Senna, the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Association is the first capoeira school in the Twin Cities. We follow the system of the Centro de Pesquisa, Estudo e Instrução de Capoeira Senavox in Bahia, Brazil. Mestre Senna (filho) is the son of Mestre Carlos Senna, student of Mestre Bimba. Despite being an Afrocentristic organization, the ABCA is an all-inclusive school.

WE MOVED! As of Winter 2016 we are training at Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

Capoeira Classes

Classes are held four days each week. See the full class schedule for times and contact information.

University student? Check out our student group, AB Kilombo.

New sessions for Capoeira Kids (ages 5-10) and Teens (ages 11-16) start every 8 weeks. They will learn basic movements, music, and have fun. E-mail to reserve your child’s place.

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