Welcome to Capoeira Besouro! Capoeira Besouro is a premiere Capoeira and martial arts school in Los Angeles, with classes for children and adults. Capoeira Besouro invites you to explore the Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira. Developed as a form of self-defense by the slaves in Brazil during the 17th century, capoeira is an art which combines self-defense, dance, and music. Through the practice of capoeira, students increase their flexibility, fitness, coordination, strength, balance, and self-confidence. Students also learn how to play all of the instruments used in capoeira, as well as the songs. Capoeira Besouro offers classes for all ages, starting at age 3. We have toddler classes, kids classes, and adult classes at convenient times throughout the week. We also offer private lessons and private small group lessons.