Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Association


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.

Where to find us 

We currently train outdoors in South Minneapolis. Find out how to start training with us.


Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. See the full class schedule for times and contact information.

New sessions for kids (ages 5-10) start every 2 months. E-mail abcapoeira@gmail.com to reserve your child’s place.

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