"Reco Reco" colored by Donovan (7)

Mario and Renê. Photo credit: Doug Piburn

​Locations for these club activities may vary. Currently we host our Zoom online activities at the garage between 501 and 503 Kathryn Avenue. Teachers typically lead the classes out of their homes in Santa Fe.

We are offering an after school training for teenagers at Monte del Sol Charter School in Santa Fe and participate in their mentorship program. We may also rent other venues, or in the summer go outside into the park or to the Farmers Market with our activities.

We collaborate with other regional capoeira groups offering a bi-monthly event called "Vamos Vadiar New Mexico" where we get together for a roda and share our game with each other. We can't wait for the corona crisis to be over to be able to get back to this routine!

Please wear long pants to class, abadas or trainer pants. We have a t-shirt and uniform pants for sale if you really want to dress for the occasion. Wearing a uniform for an online class can help you make your purpose more real. It gets you into a space of taking your training serious, giving your best and benefitting the most from each session to advance in the art form.

We are also working toward our first batizado, delayed by the corona virus, when our students will get the cordas they trained so hard for!

Payment options

Free online classes available!​

Our ongoing capoeira training is now happening in a club format and online. You can become a member of our club by making a recurring monthly donation of $30 (kids $20) to Capoeira Santa Fe below. If this is a financially hard time for you, please be our guest and take our classes for free for the time being.

Learn the movements, music and cultural history of this fun Brazilian art form created originally by African slaves in their struggle for liberation! It is as much a martial art as a practice of movement and body awareness involving strength, flexibility, trickery and joking. In the past decades, capoeira has gone out from Brazil, creating schools and groups all over the world. On the shoulders of the tradition, each mestre and each local group create their own unique cultural expression with it. We are looking forward to sharing ours with you!

Tuesdays 6 - 7pm: Teenagers and adults all levels with Renê.

Intermittently taught by guest teachers in Brazil (Zoom meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/194967641?pwd=K3VYb1ljQW9zZXZvRGpZYU9DNHdwZz09) September 1st, 15, 29, October 13, 27, November 10, 24, December 8, 22...

and in Alto Street Park by Renê under the cottonwoods between swimming pool and tennis courts, weather allowing. Please bring a mask and maintain social distancing. September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1st, 15, 29...

​Thursdays 6 - 7pm: Personal capoeira training in Alto Street Park with Águia, beginner level, with mask and social distance, weather allowing.

Saturdays 10 - 11:30am: Teenagers and adults all levels with Juan (Zoom meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/912607799?pwd=U2xWM2JSdjJZS3hoNjlPM1J3OXRxZz09)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 5 - 6pm: "Kids up to eight" class with Águia (Zoom meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/112656209?pwd=UWhkdW9qMmxKalZacjRxZ0xKb0RBdz09).

The "Cordões" section of this website has links to videos of specific movements Renê made. This is a work in progress and we hope to have a complete library before too long!

If you want to get into the mood for our classes check out these two capoeira movies by our teachers Juan and Renê:

If you would like to send us a one-time-contribution of your choice to support our programs, you can do it from here.


We are appreciative and grateful to mestre Suelly from Albuquerque for having taught a series of six classes this summer to benefit our Santa Fe students. Mestra, it is great to have you and mestre Acordeon in our neighborhood, and we hope for more fruitful collaboration in the future!