The Humboldt Capoeria Group hold
class in two locations in Humboldt County.
In Northern Humboldt,
classes are taught at the Creamery in Arcata (see schedule
for times and directions). Arcata is home to Humboldt
State University, and only 20 minutes away from Eureka.
In Southern Humboldt, classes
are taught at Beginnings, a small rural school in the mountains
(see schedule for times and directions). The winding
road from Redway carries travellers and residents through
redwood forests toward the Pacific Ocean and the wild Lost
Coast of California.
All classes are taught by Mestre Canguru,
a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mestre
Canguru started learning Capoeira in 1978 from Mestre Suassuna,
a student of renowned Mestre Bimba. He
graduated in 1988 and formed his own Capoeira Academy (BerimBrasil)
in 1997. Since
then, BerimBrasil has expanded beyond Brazil, and now has
many students in the United States, Mexico, France, Japan
and Colombia. Humboldt County is very fortunate to
have a Capoeira Mestre with his experience and background.
Mestre Canguru is also available for workshops
and performances in samba, as well as the traditional Brazilian
folk dances of maculele, puxada de rede, and danca do fogo. Students
of all levels are welcome at his classes.