The UCA (United Capoeira Association) was born in the vision of Mestre Acordeon and Mestre Rã to create an organization where they could work together with similar philosophical ideals and yet preserve their own identities. Some of their American students then began teaching capoeira in different locations under the umbrella of UCA. As many capoeiristas and capoeira schools have embraced the system of "groups" as the paradigm of a capoeira organization, this strategy has proven to be very positive for the growth and survival of capoeira.

However, Mestre Acordeon learned Capoeira in a time when the concept of "group" was yet to be developed; therefore, UCA is not a group as understood in today's capoeira context, nor is it interested in many "chapters." UCA strives to be a community of students which appreciates and respects the collective work developing for all capoeira tendencies and approaches in Brazil and beyond.


Our Schools

UCA - Berkeley, CA

Mestre Acordeon, Mestra Suelly

Capoeira Idalina, Jundiai, São pablo, Brazil

Mestre Rã

Canto do Galo - Denver, CO

Mestre Galo

Capoeira Yokayo - Ukiah, CA

Mestre Amunka (Professor Carranca)

Agua de Beber - Sacramento, CA

Mestre Galego

Capoeira Fundo da Mata - Knoxville, TN

Contramestre Avestruz

Capoeira Malandragem - Tucson, AZ

Contramestre Dondi "Enxu"

Capoeira Quinto Sol - Las Cruces, NM

Contramestre Animal

UCA - Hayward, CA

Contramestre Recruta

Capoeira Duas Terras - Aurora, CO

Contramestra Onda

UCAINLA - Los Angeles, CA

Professor Guatambu

Roda de Fogo - Berkeley, CA

Professor Pimenta

Miami Capoeira Sol e Lua - Miami, FL

Professora India

UCA - Santa Rosa, CA

Professor Sabiá

Capoeira Girassol - Albuquerque, NM

Instructores Cabeça de Ovo & Água Doce

UCA - Santa Cruz, CA

Instructor Rebelde

UCA - Chicago, IL

Instructor Leão Preto

UCA - Reno/Tahoe, NV-CA

Instructor Milho Verde