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We carefully chose our invited international guests. They are both women and men, from all over the world. They are of all ages and experience levels. We are presenting to you the new generation of skilled, positive, open-minded capoeiristas


Ominira: The Art That We Love

October 3-6, 2019


Ominira is the Yoruba word for “freedom.” This year’s capoeira event focuses on the the art that we all love, while celebrating the freedom that we find through it. Freedom of expression, freedom of movement, and freedom of thought.
By embracing the “ominira” that we find in capoeira, we are able to celebrate our uniqueness and our oneness. We are striving to cultivate inclusion and acceptance at our event, and all capoeiristas are invited to attend.


Guest List

Mestre Paulinho Sabiá (GCB Niteroi)
Mestra Suelly (UCA Berkeley)

Formado Zamis (GCB Switzerland)
Contra Mestre Gugu Quilombola (São Paulo/Germany)
Contra Mestre Banano (LDM Mexico City)
Formando Sinistro (GCB Strasbourg, France)
Contra Mestre Grilo (Caçuá Capoeira Mexico City)
Mestrando Paulo Ricardo (Capoeira Jireh—Juiz de Fora, Brasil)
Contra Mestre Onça (Atitude Capoeira—Xalapa, Mexico)

Professor Saracuru (GCB DTLA)
Professor Mussum (CDO Vienna)
Professora Pimentinha (Ginga Mundo New York)
Professor Chipa (Ginga Mundo Oakland)
Professor Edgar Bombril (Capoeira Muzenza London, UK)
Professora Maria Bonita (GCB Medellin, Colombia)
Professora Lais (Capoeira Jireh—Juiz de Fora, Brasil)

Instrutora Clari (GCB Argentina)

Instrutor Jacaré (GCB Paris)

Instrutora Agua Viva (Candeias West Seattle)

Instrutora Molequinho (GCB Paris/Lisbon)

Monitora Maya (Capoeira Ceara London)

And many more to be announced!



  • Capoeira Takedown Workshop

  • AcroMoving Workshop

  • Technique Workshop

  • Floreio Workshop

  • Music Workshop

  • Batizado and Troca de Cordas


  • Wednesday October 2

    • 5pm-5:45pm Kids Workshop with Mestrando Paulo Ricardo

    • 5:45pm-6:30pm Kids Workshop with Instrutora Clari

    • 6:45pm-7:30pm Kids Batizado

  • Thursday October 3

    • 6:30pm-8pm All Levels Adult Workshop with Mestre Paulinho Sabia

    • 8pm-9pm Adult Batizado

  • Friday October 4

    • 1pm-2pm All Levels Adult Workshop with Professora Pimentinha

    • 2pm-3pm All Levels Adult Workshop with Formado Zamis

    • 3pm-4pm All Levels Adult Workshop with Mestre Mindinho

    • 4pm-4:30pm Break

    • 4:30pm-5:30pm Advanced Adults with Professor Chipa

    • 4:30pm-5:30pm Beginner Adult Workshop with Professora Maria Bonita

    • 5:30pm-6:30pm Beginner Adult Workshop with Contra Mestre Grilo

    • 5:30pm-6:30pm Advanced Adults Takedown Workshop with Professor Saracuru

    • 6:30pm-7:30pm Multiple Rodas

    • 7:30pm-8:30pm Musical Experience Organized by Formando Sinistro

    • 8:30pm-9:30pm Main Roda

  • Saturday October 5

    • 10am-11am All Levels Adult Workshop with Mestra Suelly

    • 10am-11am Kids Workshop with Instrutora Agua Viva

    • 11am-12pm All Levels Adult Workshop with Mestre Paulinho Sabia

    • 11am-12pm Kids Workshop with Monitora Maya

    • 12pm-1pm Lunch Break

    • 1pm-2pm Advanced Adults Workshop with Professor Edgar Bombril

    • 1pm-2pm Beginner Adults Acrobatics with Professora Lais

    • 2pm-3pm Advanced Adults Workshop with Professor Mussum

    • 2pm-3pm Beginner Adults Workshop with Contra Mestre Gugu

    • 3pm-4pm Advanced Adults Workshop with Contra Mestre Gugu

    • 3pm-4pm Beginner Adults Workshop with Professor Mussum

    • 4pm-5pm Multiple Rodas

    • 5:30pm-6:00pm Break

    • 6pm-7pm Main Roda

  • Sunday October 6

    • 9:30am-10:30am AcroMoving with Contra Mestre Banano

    • 10:30am-12pm Urban Fashion Roda

    • 1pm-3pm Celebration Brunch