We are group of people of various heights, weights and ages mostly affiliated with Stanford (but not necessarily) that study the art of capoeira and (on occasion) have been known to dance a bit of samba. Check out our class schedule and come play with us!
Our teacher, Mestre Beiçola, is the founder, artistic director and principal instructor of Brazil Culture & Arts (Brazivedas). A native of Rio de Janeiro, he is the son of a musician and capoeirista, and has devoted his life to keeping the rich traditions of African-Brazilian culture alive and thriving throughout the world. Beiçola is a 30-year master of Capoeira. He is also a choreographer and songwriter, having mastered a litany of Brazilian instruments and dances as well – knowledge he shares with audiences and students in his San Francisco Bay Area base and beyond. We at Stanford Capoeira are lucky to have such a warm, playful, and inspiring teacher.
Big thanks to Shawn Gallagher for the amazing picture we were able to use as our website’s header!