Capoeira Luanda is an organization that practices, teaches,
and preserves the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira.
Luanda practices a style of Capoeira known as Capoeira Regional
Contemporanea. This style is derived from movements and sequences
developed by Mestre Bimba, as well as influences and evolutions of
Capoeira adopted by the founding Master of Capoeira Luanda.
Capoeira Luanda was founded on April 6th, 2007, after a long process
of research and study under the direction and guidance of Mestre Jelon
Today, Capoeira Luanda has spread internationally with centers
and academies in the United States , Holland, Brazil, Germany, Spain,
France, Peru, Colombia, Italy, and Turkey.
The root of the name Luanda is a homage to Mestre Eziquiel Martins,
who founded the Grupo Luanda de Capoeira in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in
Another inspiration behind the name Luanda was meaning of the word
Luanda in Yoruba language which means “the junction of the moon and the
earth” and “Peace and imaginary land” in the Bantu dialect.
the capital of Angola and was one of the most important ports during the
slave trade when Africans were taken to the Americas as chattel. Luanda is one of the cities in West Africa where Africans used to say the
last good bye for those who never returned.
The Africans with origins back on the
slave trade are the ones responsible for the richness of the African Culture in
Brazil and the in big part for the richness of Brazilian culture in general!