All of our teachers have the knowledge and skill required to run safe and invigorating capoeira classes.
Pimenta (Katherine Haber)
Occasional Chinese Weapons
'Pimenta,' has been a Capoeirista since 2009. She began her studies under Mestre Batata in Los Angeles. She refers to capoeira as her 'martial arts soul food' because it offers expedient fun, health and a rich community. Teaching capoeira to kids is a passion of hers.
Kate teaches capoeira to kids age 5-14. She stresses cooperation, strength building, safety and an open heart in her classes.
"I love that kids feel the urge take capoeira out of the academy and into their neighborhoods and schools. Capoeira inspires playfulness, challenges you and results in physical as well as emotional growth."
Professor Santo (Josef Haber- Founder)
Capoeira Kids' Capoeira
Martial Arts Fitness and Application
Kung Fu (see flyingtortoise.org)
'Professor Santo' met Mestre Batata in 2002 and was immediately taken by how he seamlessly blended the beauty and combat elements of the art. In the 13 years since Josef has been devoted to Capoeira Besouro he has taught classes in Mestre Batata's academy, The Inosanto Academy, The Source academy, as well as numerous colleges and elementary schools. Under Mestre Batata, Professor Santo was employed by the non profit Ginga Arts to teach capoeira to kids in inner city Los Angeles who didn't have access to Physical Education.