Workshop with Mestre Lobão

Photo by J. Wright Photography

Mestre Lobão began capoeira in the 1960s in Brazil and is recognized and respected as a great reference in capoeira all over the world.

All are welcome to participate in this special class and learn more about him and his vast capoeira experience.

6:30 – 8:00 PM
@ ArteLuta Capoeira Academy in Lomita, CA
All Levels | $20 Donation 

A Journey to Brazil: Summer Camp for Kids

We are super excited to invite you to our 4th Annual “Journey to Brazil” Summer Camp for Kids to be held at ArteLuta Capoeira Academy.


We will offer two sessions this summer:
> > Mon, July 30-Aug 3, 2018 from 8:30am-2pm
> > Mon, Aug 6-10, 2018 from 8:30am-2pm

Recommended Application and Registration Fee Deadline:
Mon, July 16, 2018 by 5pm

In order to confirm your child’s spot in our summer camp, you must pay the registration fee as well.

  • Camp registration $175 (per session, per child)
  • If needed, Before/ After Care $5 (per 1/2 hour)
  • If you want, Extra Camp T-shirt $20 (each camper will receive a t-shirt)

Payment can be made:
IN PERSON: using cash, check or credit card.
VIA VENMO: @varal10
or VIA PAYPAL below:

A Journey to Brazil Summer Camp

Please note: there will be a 3% handling fee when using credit cards and PayPal.

For more information, contact Monica at (213) 344-9435 or via email

“A JOURNEY TO BRAZIL”: Summer Camp for Kids
Drumming * Capoeira * Soccer * Arts * Language * Culture

Hosted by ArteLuta Capoeira Academy
AGES: 5 -10 years old
CAMP DATES: Session 1: July 30-Aug 3 and/or Session 2: Aug 6-10
TIMES: 8:30am – 2:00pm (before/after care available)
FEE: $175 per week, per camper
(camp t-shirt, equipment and instruments, arts & crafts materials and snacks provided).


Join us at the ArteLuta Capoeira Academy in Lomita, CA for a dynamic and fun-filled exploration of Brazil, one of the most diverse and spectacularly beautiful countries in South America.

Designed for youth ages 5-10 years old, “A Journey to Brazil” will immerse campers in the arts, culture, language, music and national sports of Brazil.

Each day, professional artists and practitioners will give kids a chance to create new works of arts, learn about and play Brazilian percussion instruments, enjoy interactive Portuguese language lessons, and get moving with soccer and capoeira — a Brazilian martial-arts dance form.

As a result of participating in this 5-day cultural immersion experience, kids gain artistic knowledge and skills, learn about the people, geography and environment of Brazil and create art works and performances inspired by the culture. On the last day kids showcase all they have created at a culminating performance for family and friends.

Lunch and Snacks
Kids need to bring their own lunch. Lunch is supervised. We will provide a morning and afternoon snack.

The camp is offered this summer for one-week from 8:30am until 2pm, however, we will provide before/after-care for an additional fee ($5 per ½ hour). Before/After care is supervised and unstructured. Children are encouraged to bring books, practice what they have been learning and/or continue working on their art projects.

On the last day, family and friends are invited to attend our Culminating Performance and Art Gallery where kids will perform, exhibit their art work, and share their learning.


CM Varal

MOVEMENT (Capoeira & Soccer) with CM Varal

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed originally by enslaved African in Brazil. The slaves needed to disguise their training, so capoeira incorporates elements of dance and music into the movements. Today, capoeira has evolved into a rich cultural experience that is more than just a fighting style.

Kids will also enjoy Brazil’s favorite pastime of soccer with fun warm-ups, drills, and games. Capoeira and soccer are ideal for children because it encourages playful and spontaneous self-expression while encouraging teamwork and self-confidence.

Delton Davis

PERCUSSION with Delton Davis

Kids will not only learn how to play Brazilian rhythms, but will be inspired and empowered to continue to explore their own relationship to the rhythmically diverse world that surrounds us all.

Learning about different musical styles is a fun and engaging way to build cultural and global awareness which can foster love for oneself and for others.

Monica Harmonia

VISUAL ARTS with Monica X. Delgado

Kids will work on masks, instruments and/or hanging storybook postcards to be displayed for parents at the end of the camp. The art of maskmaking is rooted in the traditions of indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest region. Kids will create their own masks inspired by those of indigenous people who still maintain a deep connection to nature.


Learn Brazilian Portuguese: Spring Series

Comece a aprender português! BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE FOR TEENS & ADULTS
6 Week Series: March 7 – April 6, 2018.
Wednesdays & Fridays from 7:30-8:30pm
$75 for the series | $20 Drop In Classes.

Pay on the first day of class or pay now using Venmo: @Varal10.

Professora Ingrid has been teaching English and Portuguese to both children and adults for over seven years. She uses activities like songs, puzzles, riddles, illustrations and games in each class to build vocabulary, word analysis skills and to help with reading, listening, phonetic spelling and expression comprehension. Fun for the whole family and great for capoeiristas!

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Monthly Roda @ First Thursdays Art Walk in San Pedro

Vamos vadiar at the 1st Thursdays Art Walk in San Pedro.

Photo by Monica Harmonia.

A great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones.

from 7pm-9pm
Roda at the corner of W 7th St & S. Centre St., San Pedro, CA.

All are welcome, kids and adults, beginners and more seasoned.

There are always a lot of delicious food trucks there too.

Spring Open House at ArteLuta (March 12-17, 2018)

Spring 2018 Open House at ArteLuta Capoeira Academy
Free Class all Week for the Whole Family!
Curious about capoeira? Come try it out during our Week-Long Open House at ArteLuta Capoeira Academy (Mon, March 12 thru Sat, March 17, 2018)

KIDS CLASSES (for ages 3-12)
Mon, Tues, Weds and Thurs @ 5pm
and Sat @ 11am.

ADULTS/ TEENS (all levels)
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri @ 6pm
and Sat @ 12pm.

RSVP and share on Facebook:
Link coming soon.