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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

For the month of February, bring a friend, loved one, partner or colleague to capoeira class and pay only $8/person!

Have you been thinking of learning the Brazilian art of capoeira? This dynamic combination of fitness, dance, music and martial arts is catching on in Washington, DC and throughout the world.

February is a great time to start! For only $8 each, you and a friend can start practicing the basics at any time this month.

It’s not necessary to bring a partner to capoeira class — but it is fun to get a great price!

Check out our class schedule here… then either register online or simply drop-in to class before February 28th to take advantage of our February special.

No prior experience is necessary. Beginners should wear loose fitting clothing and light footwear; advanced capoeiristas should wear traditional white capoeira pants and a t-shirt.

Register online now or drop-in to any of our convenient classes — hurry, this deal ends on February 28th!

Capoeira Classes Washington DC

January super special: Learn capoeira in the new year and save 50%
  • Drop-in for just $7.50 (normally $15 per class)
  • New student special: $15 for two weeks of unlimited classes
  • Purchase a monthly pass for just $60 (normally $120) Best  value — just $5 per class! 

Hope you can join us soon! Axe!

Capoeira Classes Washington DC

Tuesday December 18th and Thursday December 20th will be the final capoeira classes of 2012!

Can it be due to the Mayan Apocalypse? 

No! We’re going to spend the holidays with family and friends.

Have a safe & happy holiday break! We will see you for more capoeira classes in the new year, starting on Thursday, January 3rd.

(And also — save the date for a pre-Carnaval party, slated for late January!)


This week we have been practicing Mestre Bimba’s sequences. These are drills between two players to help learn how to put the movements together into combinations of attacks and defensive movements or evasions.

We’ll start with sequence #1:mestre bimba sequence 1 - capoeira washington dc

Player One (Plain Pants) Meia Lua de Frente, Meia Lua de Frente, Armada, Aú
Player Two (Striped Pants) Cocorinha, Cocorinha, Negativa, Cabeçada
Step 1 The two players begin to ginga
Step 2 Player One steps forward towards Player Two in order to be in the position to attack
Step 3 Player One attacks with Meia Lua de Frente, while Player Two defends with Cocorinha
Step 4 When Player One finished the kick Player Two stands up
Step 5 Player One attacks again with Meia Lua de Frente. Player Two defends with Cocorinha
Step 6 Player One finishes the kick but instead of taking the foot back to the ginga position, finishes with the foot forward in a position to attack with Armada
Step 7 Player One attacks with Armada
Step 8 Player Two defends with Negativa, positioning the foot behind Player Ones support leg, in order to take him down
Step 9 Player One escapes with an Aú
Step 10 Player Two attacks with a Cabeçada (while Player One is still in the Au)


Read more about the sequences here: Mestre Bimba’s Sequences

Practice the moves and learn more at our next Washington DC Capoeira class!

Due to the Memorial Day Weekend, capoeira classes will not meet on Sunday, May 27th at BloomBars (Columbia Heights, Washington, DC).

Instead please join us on Saturday, May 26th at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm; or Tuesday, May 29th at 7 – 8 pm. Both classes will be at All Souls church, located at 1500 Harvard St NW, Washington, DC. (View Weekly Schedule)

You can also bring your kids to learn capoeira every Saturday from 9 – 10 am at BloomBars.