Free Movement Festival

Return of the funk

tix on sale soon!!!


March 26th to 29th 2020

McFarland Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 600 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92710

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.

This year we are digging deeper: We are increasing accessibility by including separate Beginner and Intermediate-Advanced classes. We are also Taking Back The Jazz by delving into the rooted, cultural forms of many styles that we only see the performance aspect of. Wayne James of Brothers In Jazz , Ana Laidley of Samba In Motion , and Jason Ulysses of Swat Team will be our guides on this adventure.

Capoeira Batuque Santa Ana, Loftoeira, 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





West African

Afro Brazilian




Tai Chi Chuan

The Warrior Class - Mindfulness and Somatics

New Style Hustle

And More!!!! Plus: Open Sessions, Socials, Battles, Performances, DJs Culminating in the Capoeira Batuque Santa Ana, K Town, Daly City Batizado













Teachers / Special Guests


Invited Guests and Teachers Include

Mestre Amen Santo - Capoeira - Confirmed

Contramestre Versatil 'Ish' Ismail - Capoeira Fighting Applications and The Warrior Class - Confirmed 

Contramestra Yoko Pomba Mori, Batuque Japan - Capoeira

Wayne James - UK Jazz Dance / Beebop

Ana Laidley - Samba and Samba Roots- Confirmed

Jason Ulysses , SWAT Team - Freestyle

Mali Madskillz Rahimian - MMA

Jahanna Blunt - West African - Confirmed

Tango Leadaz , Danca Family - Dancehall

Umaru Jutté- Tai Chi Chuan

Eurico Senna, Marvel Universe Performance Team - Tricking and Floreios (Level over 9000) - Confirmed

Ananias Da Bahia

Chun-Sheng Wang - confirmed

Prof. Shem Caiman Rajoon, BKLYN BEAST, IDP - Parkour

Lorenzo Flow Wright - Parkour

Instructor Picapau, AKA Eduardo Daniel Espinoza - Strength Project - Confirmed

O Contramestre Professor Malandro

Contramestre Omi

ContraMestre Gaivota 

Contramestre Girafa - Confirmed

Contramestre Muito Tempo - Confirmed

Professora Minha Velha - Music and Percussion - Confirmed

Professor Patua, Capoeira Batuque Ventura

Professora Saehee, Capoeira Batuque

Professor Martell, Centro Seguro

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. 

STALKING is a form of harassment and a form of violence. It will not be tolerated and will be dealt with through legal measures.

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


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

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