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 capoeira school.

WE ARE STILL AT CHICAGO LAKE, BUT IN A NEW STUDIO!  As of November 1, 2014 we are using a different studio in the same building. To enter, call Mestre Senna at 612-298-3402.

Press:
MPR: “A Fight With Style”
Southwest Journal: “Playing the Games of a Nation.”
Insight News: First Person: Mestre Yoji Senna

Classes

Capoeira classes are held every day of the week. See the full class schedule for times and contact information. We hold an open roda Saturdays at 1 p.m. at Central do Brasil at the intersection of Chicago Ave. and Lake St above Robert’s Shoes.

NEW BEGINNER CLASSES ADDED, Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8PM!!!

University student? Check out our student capoeira group, AB Kilombo.
New sessions for Capoeira Kids (ages 5-9) and Capoeira Teens (ages 10-16) start every 8 weeks. They will learn basic capoeira movements, music, and have fun. E-mail abcapoeira@gmail.com to reserve your child’s place.

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