NORTHEAST LA

HIGHLAND PARK/EAGLE ROCK

CAPOEIRA BRASIL Northeast LA
(CBLA East)

The art of Capoeira is dance – fight – game – music – culture and tradition.  It is a fluid series of agile, acrobatic, and martial movements linked together to form a unique and organic game. In a typical Capoeira class, participants will warm up, train basic movements as well as complex strategies, work on partner exercises,  develop conditioning and flexibility; and hone their technique, strength, and reflexes.   This graceful martial art is “played” in the  Roda, the circle where training manifests into strategic games between two practitioners. These “games” are an intricate exchange of circular and straight kicks, escapes, sweeps, takedowns, and gymnastic flourishes accompanied by the traditional sounds of the Berimbau, Atabaque and Pandeiro.

Capoeira Brasil Northeast LA is an extension of the CBLA family, under the direction of Professors Pavão and Chegado and supervised by renowned Capoeira master, Mestre Boneco.

We are a diverse community whose mission is to train, preserve, and disseminate the transformational art of Capoeira.  Classes times available for youth 6 and above, tweens, teens, and adults of all fitness and skill levels.  Get fit, get strong, get culture!

If you have never trained Capoeira, now is the time to start!  Your first class at CBLA East  is free. Come in comfortable clothes and  ready to sweat…


Formanda Pavão

Jessica Carla de Lima-Moran AKA “Pavão,” has been a capoeirista for 20  years, training and teaching under world-renowned Capoeira master, Mestre Boneco of Capoeira Brasil Los Angeles (CBLA). She is managing director and lead teacher at the CBLA Headquarters in Mid-City Los Angeles and  runs a large Capoeira program for youth and adults in Northeast Los Angeles at Artistic Athletics Gym.

Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 12.06.13 AMIn addition to her two Capoeira school locations, Pavão also works throughout Los Angeles teaching and speaking about Capoeira at schools, cultural festivals, corporate events, and community programs.  These special events and residencies serve hundreds of youth and families throughout the year.

Each year Pavão produces the CBLA International Capoeira Festival which is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States, attracting a huge number of local, national and international participants.

When she is not working with Capoeira locally, Pavão travels extensively teaching and training throughout the world.  She has participated in and taught at countless seminars, conferences, and Capoeira graduation ceremonies.  She enjoys writing about Capoeira, and lectures on the history, origins, and development of the art.

Beyond Capoeira, Pavão has also worked with the nationally recognized Summer Night Lights program, a project of the Gang Reduction Youth Development Office (GRYD) of Los Angeles. She has also worked in marketing, special event planning, and produced two short films.

As a result of her work with Capoeira and youth in the community she has become a fierce advocate for at-risk youth and enjoys mentoring youth.

Formanda Pavão has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California at Berkeley. She received her title of ‘Formanda’ and was awarded her brown cord under Mestre Boneco in September 2017.


Formando Chegado

Sean Anthony Moran AKA “Chegado,” has been involved in the Capoeira community for 20 years. He trains and teaches under the guidance of world-renowned master, Mestre Boneco of Capoeira Brasil Los Angeles (CBLA).

Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 1.06.04 PMChegado, and his wife/ teaching partner, Pavão co-manage CBLA Headquarters in Mid-City Los Angeles and lead the school’s team of teachers. Chegado also runs Capoeira programs in his community of Northeast Los Angeles at Artistic Athletics Gym and is a visiting professor in the Cal Arts Theatre department.

In addition to teaching and performing with Capoeira Brasil, Chegado produces the group’s annual International Capoeira Festival, works mentoring youth and travels extensively teaching and training throughout the world. He has participated in and taught at countless seminars, conferences, and Capoeira graduation ceremonies.

Beyond Capoeira, Chegado is a classically trained actor, veteran of Will & Company, a multicultural Shakespearean theatre group and a touring facilitator for Playfair Inc.  Chegado has been in countless commercials, television shows, stage productions, and films.  Most notably, he played Private Sean Fike in James Cameron’s 2009 release, “Avatar” and is returning in the  2020 release of “Avatar 2”.  In 2015, Sean starred in the faith-based feature film, “Dead Man Rising” and in 2017 wrote, produced and starred in the indie film “Beat DWN.”

Formando Chegado is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  He received his  title of ‘Formando’ and was awarded his brown cord under Mestre Boneco in September 2017.

Currently, he focuses his energy on training, teaching his students at CBLA, working with at-risk youth, and traveling to Capoeira conferences, seminars, and events around the world.

 

CONTACT

323.788.2252
capoeirabrasileast@gmail.com

LOCATION

Artistic Athletics
2102 Colorado Blvd. LA 90041
*Entrance is through the alley*

SCHEDULE

Monday 11am-12pm  All Level Adults (Beginners Welcome)
Tuesday 4:00 – 4:30pm Tiny Tots Kids (Ages 3-5)
4:30-5:30pm Kids (Ages 6-10)
5:30-5:30pm Tweens & Teens (Ages 10.5+)
6:30 – 7:45pm  All Levels Adults (Beginners Welcome)
7:45 – 8:15pm Capoeira Music
Wednesday 11am-12pm  All Level Adults (Beginners Welcome)
Thursday 4:00 – 4:30pm Tiny Tots Kids (Ages 3-5)
4:30-5:30pm Kids (Ages 6-10)
5:30-5:30pm Tweens & Teens (Ages 10.5+)
6:30 7:30pm Beginner Adults
7:30 – 8:20pm Intermediate/Advanced Adults (Orange & Above)
Friday 11am-12pm  All Level Adults (Beginners Welcome)
Saturday 9-10am Kids
10-11am Tweens & Teens
11am-12:30pm All Level Adults (Beginners Welcome)

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