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…


Professora Pavão

Jessica Carla de Lima-Moran AKA “Pavão,” has been a capoeirista for 15 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 CBLA West in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles. Pavão also runs Capoeira programs in her community of Northeast Los Angeles at XTC Training Center and the FREE COMMUNITY CAPOEIRA Program in Highland Park and Mid-City at the CBLA headquarters.

Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 12.06.13 AMThe FREE COMMUNITY CAPOEIRA Program began in 2009, and has been multiplying in size and popularity since. The program offers training free of charge to youth and families year-round, over 100 hundred families are served.

In 2012, Pavão and Chegado began a comprehensive Capoeira program for the 7th and 8th graders at Santa Rosa Charter Academy (a PUC school) in Glassell Park. The program is unique with a detailed curriculum that covers Capoeira movement, music, history and culture. In 2013 Pavão and Chegado were able to expand the program to five  PUC schools in Northeast Los Angeles. They currently coordinate a staff of Capoeira teachers across all the Northeast LA campuses.

In addition to teaching and performing with Capoeira Brasil, she produces the group’s annual International Capoeira Festival, works mentoring youth and travels extensively teaching and training throughout the world. She has participated in and taught at countless seminars, conferences, and Capoeira graduation ceremonies. Pavão is also co-editor of the Capoeira Brasil Los Angeles blog and writes extensively and lectures on the history, origins, and development of the art.

Beyond Capoeira, Pavão has also worked as Regional Coordinator for the nationally recognized Summer Night Lights program, a project of the Gang Reduction Youth Development Office (GRYD) of Los Angeles. As a result of her work with Capoeira and youth in the community she has become a fierce advocates for at-risk youth.

Professora Pavão has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California at Berkeley. She received her Capoeira professorship and was awarded her purple cord under Mestre Boneco in October 2012.


Professor Chegado

Sean Anthony Moran AKA “Chegado,” has been involved in the Capoeira community for 15 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 West in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles and lead the school’s team of teachers. Chegado also runs Capoeira programs in his community of Northeast Los Angeles at XTC Training Center and the FREE COMMUNITY CAPOEIRA Program in Highland Park and Mid-City at the CBLA headquarters.

The FREE COMMUNITY CAPOEIRA Program began in 2009, and has been multiplying in size and popularity since. The program offers training free of charge to youth and families year-round, over 100 hundred families are served.

In 2012, Pavão and Chegado began a comprehensive Capoeira program for the 7th and 8th graders at Santa Rosa Charter Academy (a PUC school) in Glassell Park. The program is unique with a detailed curriculum that covers Capoeira movement, music, history and culture. In 2013 Pavão and Chegado were able to expand the program to five PUC schools in Northeast Los Angeles. They currently coordinate a staff of Capoeira teachers across all Northeast LA campuses.

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. Most recently, he can be seen as Private Sean Fike in James Cameron’s 2009 release, “Avatar” and also on the 2009 season of “Design To Sell” on HGTV. In 2012 he appeared with Sheila E. on “Dancing With The Stars.”

Professor Chegado is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has worked on many TV, commercial and film projects as both an actor, stuntman, and stunt choreographer. He received his Capoeira professorship and was awarded his purple cord under Mestre Boneco in October 2012.

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

XTC Extreme Training Center
2131 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041

SCHEDULE

Monday 10-11 am All Level Adults
Tuesday 4-5pm Kids | 5-6pm Tweens/Teens | 6-7pm Beginner Adults | 7-8:30pm Intermediate Adults
Wednesday FREE COMMUNITY CLASS | 5-6pm*
Thursday 4-5pm Kids | 5-6pm Tweens/Teens | 6-7pm Beginner Adults | 7-8:30pm Intermediate Adults
Friday 10-11 am All Level Adult
Saturday 9-10 am Kids | 10-11am Tweens & Teens | 11am-12pm All Level Adults

*FREE COMMUNITY CLASS located at Highland Park Recreation Center 6150 Piedmont Ave. , LA 90042 

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