The Free Movement Festival


March 29th to April 1st 2018

The Southern California and Global Movement Communities are realizing that the walls between movement styles are disappearing day by day. This is not a dilution of the roots, but an appreciation of the common ground we have. An appreciation of the things that we can teach to and learn from each other.

Capoeira Batuque Santa Ana, Loftoeira, The Furies, Firestorm Free Running, Strength Project, Academy of International Dance, and our partners are taking this opportunity to bring the various movement communities together to celebrate and learn from one another.

Movement Styles and Workshops Include:


Capoeira Applications

Capoeira Music








B-Style (BBoying, BGirling, Breaking)

Acro Yoga

The Warrior Class - Mindfulness

Kung fu


African Martial Arts and Dance Applications

Stunt Combat

Zouk Lambada

New Style Hustle

And More!!!!

Plus: Open Sessions, Socials, Battles, Performances, DJs

And the Capoeira Batuque Santa Ana & Hollywood Batizado, Mar 30 Afternoon



Teachers / Special Guests


Invited Guests and Teachers Include

Mestre Amen Santo - Capoeira - Confirmed

Contramestre Versatil 'Ish' Ismail - Capoeira and Applications - Confirmed

Mestre Recruta - Capoeira - Confirmed

Sifu Earl White - Kung Fu, West African Martial Dance - Confirmed

Jahanna Blunt - West African - Confirmed

Sekou Heru- House, Capoeira for Dancers, Capoeira Angola- Confirmed

Guru CM Xingu- Filipino Martial Arts, Capoeira-Confirmed

Professora Sarara - Capoeira, Pilates for Movers- Confirmed

Josie Say - Acro Yoga - Confirmed

Jerald Galang - New Style Hustle - Confirmed

Shani Mayer - Zouk Lambada - Confirmed

Molly and Yosi - Salsa - Confirmed

BBoy Krazy Kujo - BStyle, Extreme Movement - Confirmed

BBoy Crumbs of Style Elements - BStyle, Articulated Power

Lucia Baronessa Afonso, Portugal - House, Freestyle - Confirmed

Umaru Jutté- Tai Chi Chuan - Confirmed

Scotty Hsieh - Loftoeira- Confirmed

O Rei de Samba of Família Real de Samba and Malandro in Motion - Samba -Confirmed

Chun-Sheng Wang - Tricking for Capoeira - confirmed

Lorenzo Flow Wright - Parkour - Confirmed

Instructor Picapau, AKA Eduardo Daniel Espinoza - Strength Project, Extreme Calisthenics, Extreme Stretchin' - Confirmed

Drinie Aguilar - Yoga - Confirmed

O Contramestre Professor Malandro - Confirmed

Contramestre Manganga - Confirmed

Contramestre Omi - Confirmed

Professor Caiman - Confirmed

Professor Folclore 

Contramestre Gaivota - Confirmed

Contramestre Girafa - Confirmed

Contramestre Muito Tempo - Confirmed

Professora Minha Velha - Confirmed

More to be confirmed 



Code of Conduct



Permission should be sought throughout the process of all interactions.
Permission can be revoked at any time.
In martial situations, permission is given by stepping onto the training floor, mat, ring or roda.

In Martial situations, permission is revoked by leaving the above if possible, tapping out, or verbally revoking if leaving is not possible.

Asking for a Partner or a spot/physical assistance implies permission for the physical contact necessitated by the activity at hand, no more.

Asking for a Partner or spot/physical assistance does not imply permission for physical, contact, stalking or harassment after the activity at hand has ended.

No Means No. Silence Means No. Only a Yes Means Yes.


Photography and filming of Open Sessions Rodas, and Jams is permitted.

Photography and filming of Classes is left to the discretion of the teacher.

The only exception to the above will be the official photographers designated by the organizers.

Participation in the festival indicates permission to be photographed and filmed by the organizers and designated official photographers.


Physical altercations and violence are inherent aspects of the martial arts as is the Mindful, Disciplined, and Ceremonial control of violence and physical altercations.

Our main goal is to nurture the discipline, respect and physical mastery of Martial and other arts and to control/contextualize the violence in a healthy way.

All altercations must begin, end, and be resolved in the training space, ring, roda.

Any physical attacks taking place outside of the above context will be dealt with swiftly through legal apparatus.

Non Physical forms of violence: not limited to, but including verbal abuse, sexism, racism, homophobia, ageism, will not be tolerated. 

Please speak up when something occurs. Silence Is Violence and prevents the organizers from protecting our guests.




Batizado Registration

Visiting Capoeiristas, please fill out the form below.

Name *
Capoeira Name
Phone *
Rank and/or the length of time you've trained
Menino(a) quem foi seu mestre?
Need Help With Batizado Housing? *

Volunteers Vendors Partners

We are currently accepting Vendor applications. Please fill out our contact form. We are grateful to our partners for your continuing support and cooperation!!!

Firestorm Freerunning and Acrobatics

Firestorm Freerunning and Acrobatics