|About||Capoeira Angola Quintal SF offers Level 1 Capoeira classes, morning and night, M-F at The Center SF. Sign up to get a week of unlimited classes for $18! www.caqsf.com|
|Mission||Our mission is to inspire equilibrium, beauty, creativity, and grace in all facets of life through capoeira, an expressive and playful Brazilian self-defense and dance.|
What is Capoeira Angola?
"Capoeira Angola is the traditional form of capoeira that emphasizes wisdom over force, strategy over speed. It is said that capoeiristas are like chameleons, blending and adapting to their environment. The best
capoeiristas appear calm when they play. Their game flows without resistance and defies gravity -- and at the right moment, they strike."
- Mestre Ombrinho
About our teachers:
Bill Stark, known in the capoeira world as Monitor Tucano, is the founder and lead instructor at Capoeira Angola Quintal San Francisco. He discovered capoeira at the age of 11. The moment his eyes met the art, the movements and music resonated deeply in his spirit. In 2006, Tucano began an intensive capoeira study with his first teacher, Contra-Mestre Carcara, at The University of Rochester. When he moved to New York City in 2007, he was formally initiated into the world of capoeira by a new teacher, Mestre Ombrinho. In the summer of 2009, Tucano made an expedition to Bahia, Brazil where he lived and trained with his Grand Master, Mestre Nô. Under the guidance of his Mestres, Tucano has been teaching ever since.
Four elements characterize and inspire Tucano’s pratice: equilibrium, beauty, creativity and grace. He believes that each individual student is a whole entity, self-created, and complete. Based on this philosophy, he delivers to each and every student individualized instruction that serves a variety of learning styles and practice levels. In Tucano's classroom, there are no rights and wrongs; there only exists power: power in practice, technique, and theory. It is this inherent and innate personal power that Tucano cultivates in all of his students to help them align with their world in body, mind, and spirit.
In Tucano’s eyes, the beauty of the art continues to flourish, and when you visit his classroom, you will see it too.
See you in class!
About our Mestre:
The head instructor and founder of Capoeira Ang