Washington, DC: Beginners' Class

FICA-DC is offering another beginners' session starting next week. If you have any friends who would be interested, pass the information along!

Special Introductory Capoeira Angola Session

Starting March 3rd

What: Special Beginner's Session (10 classes over 5 weeks)
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 pm Mar 3rd thru Apr 2nd, 2009
Cost: $100 for 10 classes (includes a t-shirt)
Where: 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC Between Georgia Ave and Sherman Ave

Here's your chance to experience a unique martial art in a comfortable and fun environment. Learn the basic movements of Capoeira Angola. Learn to sing traditional Capoeira Angola songs in Portuguese. Learn to play the berimbau, pandeiro, atabaque, and other instruments.

Contact us: Phone (202) 332-0828 or E-mail ficadc (at) hotmail (dot) com


Bologna, Italy: Workshops with M Cobra Mansa

March 6 - 8, 2009
Capoeira Angola Workshop
Mestre Cobra Mansa

Polisportiva LAME
via Vasco da Gama, 70
Bologna, Italy

contact: medusa (dot) angola (at) hotmail (dot) it


Thanks to M Cobra Mansa for the flyer.


Olympia, USA: Women's Event

Information on an upcoming event in Olympia, Washington, USA:

ICAF SEATTLE/OLYMPIA has the honor to invite you to celebrate International Women's Day this year with our annual event at the Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. We will have two days filled with workshops and lively discussions around this year's theme - Empowerment through Service. Joining us will be Mestre Jurandir along with three guests from the ICAF Oakland group, Bessa, Deepa, and Maya!

Event Schedule:
(subject to change)

Friday March 6, 2009
Rainier Beach Community Center
8825 Rainier Ave. S, 98118
7:00-10:00pm Opening Roda

Saturday March 7, 2009
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Wa
10am-12pm Capoeira Angola Workshop
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-3pm Capoeira Angola Workshop
3pm-4:30pm Samba Gata Workshop
4:30-7pm Roda

Sunday March 8, 2009
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Wa
9am-11am Capoeira Angola Workshop
11am-12pm Lunch
12pm-1pm Discussion
1pm-5pm Capoeira Angola Workshop and Closing Roda
Looks like lots of fun!

Thanks to Cm Silvinho for the information.

Portland, USA: February Rodathon

There will be a rodathon for the Portland, OR Study Group to benefit the Olympia Women's conference.

February 22
10 am - 6 pm
707 NE Broadway #203 Portland, OR

Thanks to Tucker for the information.


Montpellier, France: 11th International Encounter

A note from our friends at FICA-Montpellier:

Dear capoeiristas:

We at FICA-Montpellier, France have the pleasure of inviting you to our

11th International Capoeira Angola Encounter

with Mestre Cobra Mansa, Mestre Valmir, & Mestre Boca do Rio

We are awaiting the confirmation of Mestre Braga and Mestre Marco Aurelio

From April 30 - May 3, 2009

All are welcome!


Chères, Chers capoeiristes :

La FICA Montpellier a le plaisir de vous inviter à la

11ème Rencontre Internationale de Capoeira Angola

Avec les Mestre Cobra Mansa, Mestre Valmir, Mestre Boca do Rio et Mestre Braga et Mestre Marc Aurèle en attente de confirmation

du 30 avril (18h) au 3 mai (18h) 2009

Soyez les bienvenus
Thanks to T Gege for the information.

Stockholm, Sweden: Classes & Workshops with Aloan

FICA-Bahia in Stockholm, Sweden

March 20 – 22, 2009
Workshops with Aloan (FICA-Bahia) and other invited guests

Place: Sofia Skolan, Skånegatan 117
Contacts: 0762594520, ficasweden (at) yahoo (dot) se

Trainings for everyone!!
Starts on February 4
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7 – 9 pm
Place: Sofia Skolan, Skånegatan 117

Despite his youth, Aloan is a well-known capoeirista in Salvador. He has grown up within capoeira as an important part of FICA-Bahia, training with the group and crafting berimbaus. He became a teacher in 2005.

Aloan is a good leader and an exceptional berimbau teacher.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know him and learn a lot about capoeira.


Aloan är trots sin unga ålder en välkänd capoeirist i Salvador. Han har sedan liten levt mitt i capoeiratraditionen och blev graderad lärare 2005.

Aloan är imponerande ansvarsfull i sitt ledarskap och en mycket duktig lärare i berimbau.

Missa inte detta tillfälle att lära känna honom Du med!



SOFIA SKOLAN , Skånegatan 117
Mån, Ons, Fre 19.00 - 21.00
150 kr / klass eller 700 kr / 4 veckor ( 12 klasser)
Tisd 16.00 Girls only 17.00 Alla, Tensta Community Center
Torsd 18.00 - 19.30 KÄMPINGEHALLEN 100 kr / klass

Good luck, Aloan!

Barueri, São Paulo: Workshops with M Cobra Mansa

Workshops with Mestre Cobra Mansa

When: April 4 – 5
Place: Barueri, São Paulo
Price: R$60,00 includes t-shirt and certificate of participation


Saturday, April 4
1:00 pm: Lecture at Barueri City Hall
7:00 pm, roda on Barueri main street

Sunday, April 5
9:00 am, workshop. Location TBA

Contra Mestre Gaguinho

Thanks to GECASP for the information.