Director: Professor Varal
ArteLuta Capoeira Academy, opened in S. Torrance/Lomita, CA in the heart of the South Bay area of Los Angeles in May of 2010, with the mission of teaching, expanding and preserving the values and legacy of the art of capoeira, bringing people together and changing lives along the way. We are a dynamic group of capoeiristas of all ages and skill levels. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and acrobatic movements with the fight. It was developed in Brazil by African slaves during the 16th century, and uses live music, singing, and playfulness of dnace to disguise the fight or martial art, which is marked by power of the body, balance, speed and leverage.