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Nzinga Kyoto 9th Anniversary Capoeira Event!!!

Everyday available for both children and adults.

Capoeira and other workshops, including conversations.

Capoeira Angola Roda.

May 3, 4, and 5, 2024


We thank our mestras and mestres, Mestra Janja, Mestra Paulinha, Mestra Manô,

Mestre Poloca, Mestre Tião Carvalho of the group.

Also gratitude to our group members and the Capoeira community, friends and families that have been supporting us to come all this way.

We hope to see you during our event and commemorate with joy!


May 3rd - 5th, 2024 (3 days)


Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City (Demachiyanagi)

〒606-8201 Kyoto City, Sakyo Ward, Tanaka Genkyo-cho 149

Organized by

Group Nzinga Capoeira Angola Kyoto


May 3rd (Friday) / Sakyo Seibu Ikiiki Center

10:00-10:30 Opening and Reception

10:30-11:30 WS① Capoeira Angola / Contramestre Kosuke(Nzinga Kyoto)

11:30-12:30 WS② Capoeira Angola / Contramestre Kosuke(Nzinga Kyoto)

12:30-14:00 Break/Lunch

14:00-15:00 WS③ Capoeira / GUETO Capoeira Osaka Formado Ryuji, Instrutora Sayo, Instrutora Chie

15:00-16:30 WS④ Butoh / Tenko Ima

17:00-18:45 Roda(Open Capoeira circle) - Capoeira Angola

May 4th (Saturday) / Sakyo Seibu Ikiiki Center

10:00-10:30 Opening and Reception

10:30-11:30 WS⑤ Capoeira Angola / Contramestre Kosuke(Nzinga Kyoto)

11:30-12:30 WS⑥ Capoeira / CM Lua Cheia (Tsuki)

12:30-14:00 Break/Lunch

14:00-15:00 WS⑦ Capoeira Angola / Haru and Shogo (Alagbedé Toyama)

15:00-16:30 WS⑧ (*Free) Lecture on Gender Equality / Chisato Kubo, staff member of Kyoto City Gender Equality Center

17:00-18:45 Roda(Open Capoeira circle) - Capoeira Angola

May 5th (Sunday) / Sakyo Seibu Ikiiki Center (outdoor roda)

10:00-11:00 WS⑨ Capoeira Angola / Contramestre Kosuke(Nzinga Kyoto)

11:00-12:00 WS⑩ Capoeira / CM Matte GUETO Capoeira Kanazawa

12:00-13:00 Break/Lunch

13:00-14:30 WS⑪ Lecture: Human rights issues in Brazil / Journalist Satomi Shimogo

*In case of rain / indoor RODA, continuing at the same location

15:00-16:30 RODA

18:00- After party / TOVIRA

*In case of sunny day / outdoor RODA, by the river bank of Kamo river

16:00-18:00 RODA

19:00- After party / TOVIRA



*All workshops are available for both children and adults.

1WS/ 1 Workshop

Adults: 1,500 yen

Children (junior high school students and younger): 1,000 yen

* Only WS⑧ is free of charge

WS x 4 / 4 Workshops

Adults: 5,000 yen

Children (junior high school students and younger): 3,000 yen

Pass (all workshops)

Adults: 10,000 yen

Children: 6,000 yen

Roda's participation and observation




There is no need to make a reservation in advance, (only lunch!)

but you can always let us know that you are coming! contact us

Contact address

Important Notices for the Day

・There are no trash cans at the venue. Please take responsibility for your own trash and take it home with you.

・Please refrain from participating if you are not feeling well.

・As many children will be participating, please refrain from uploading photos or videos to the internet without permission.

・Children and parents can participate in the workshop together.

・Please wear Capoeira attire or other comfortable clothing for Capoeira and indoor shoes.

・Visiting the Roda is free.

・Family members or attendants (at a minimum) may observe the workshop.



[Contramestre Kosuke]

Grupo Nzinga de Capoeira Angola Kyoto

Invited lecturer and teachers

[Dance instructor]

Tenko Ima

Japanese contamporary Butoh Dancer.

Joined Byakkosha from 1980 to 1994.

In 2000, she founded the Kiraza butoh company.

2007-2016 consecutive performances at the former Gojo Rakuen Kaburenjo.

In 2018, she performed and participated in a panel discussion at the event " GINGA NZINGA III - 2018 " held by Nzinga Kyoto.

In 2020, she was announced the winner of the 2020 Agency for Cultural Affairs Arts Festival Excellence Award for her performance of "Kongoseki-Diamond-". She has pioneered her own realm through her exploration of avant-garde dance supported by the "power of tamafuri (revitalization of life)" found at the origins of Japanese performing arts.

[Satomi Shimogo]

Satomi Shimogo

(Freelance Journalist)

Born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Graduated from Kanazawa University Faculty of Economics. After working for an information publishing company, she became a freelancer. From 1992 to 1994, and lived in a favela (slums) area on the outskirts of São Paulo and participated in childcare and educational activities for children. Since then, she has continued to cover various popular movements in Brazil, mainly in favelas in major metropolitan areas such as Rio de Janeiro and indigenous land in the Amazon. In 2005, she moved from Tokyo to the rural area of Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture in search of an agricultural lifestyle. She is also involved in activities to preserve satoyama and develop local communities.

Recent publications (2010-present):

  • - "Let's Think About Peace (2 volumes)" (Akane Shobo, 2013)

  • - "Amazon Forest of Creativity and Resistance: Sustainable Development and People's Movements" (co-authored by Gendai Kikakushitsu, 2017) Chapter 4: "The Present of Indigenous Peoples and a Self-Reliant and Sustainable Future"

  • - "The Corona Crisis and Choices for the Future" (co-authored by Commons, 2021) Chapter 2: "For the Right to Life in Brazil: The Struggle of the Poor Beyond Dualism"

  • - "50 Chapters to Understand the History of Brazil" (co-authored: Akashi Shoten, 2022) Part I-1: Indigenous Peoples: The never-ending journey of seeking indigenous rights

  • - "Social Thought in Brazil: In Search of Knowledge of Humanity and Coexistence " (co-authored by Gendai Kikakushitsu, 2022) Chapter 13: "Protecting the Forest, the Source of Life of Indigenous Peoples - Raoni Metutile" Recent major contributions on Brazil (2023~):

  • - Sekai, January 2023 issue (Iwanami Shoten) "Birth of Lula's new government: A victory for citizens seeking democracy"

  • - "Sekai" October 2023 issue (Iwanami Shoten) " Pride in protecting ~ Report on the large gathering of indigenous peoples of Brazil" Television coverage of Brazil: Recent planning and production cooperation (2020~):

- NHK BS1 "BS Special" "Favela: Abandoned Towns: A Four-Month Record of Brazil, the "Infection Superpower"" (July 19, 2020)

  • - NHK BS1 "BS Special" "Digital WAR of the Amazon Indigenous People" (First broadcast: November 27, 2022)

  • - NHK BS1 "International News 2023" (broadcast on September 7, 2023) "Stop the destruction of the Amazon! What is the situation like? What are the indigenous people thinking?" *Exclusive interview and filming

  • - NHK BS "International News 2024" (broadcast on April 4, 2024) "Solar Energy Revolution in Brazil's Favelas" *Exclusive interview and filming

[Kyoto City Gender Equality Promotion Association, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation

Business Planning Division: Chisato Kubo

Kyoto City Gender Equality Center Staff (Wings Kyoto Staff)

[Tsukishiro Yoshio]

Contramestre Lua Cheia

Capoeira Group Kadoshi Capú Japan

Born in 1970 in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture and started studying at Capú Japon in 2001.

Awarded the title of Contramestre in 2010.

In 2012, he was officially appointed as the group representative and provided guidance.

In 2019, he stepped down as group representative and handed the baton to the next teachers.

Even after stepping down as representative, he continues to teach capoeira in Osaka, and is actively involved in activities that transcend the boundaries of groups and styles, such as interacting with other organizations and holding workshops.

[CM Yuichi Ikezaki]

Contramestre Matte Leão

Started Capoeira in Tokyo in 1998

Returning to his hometown of Ishikawa, he used his experience as a studio instructor at a sports gym to teach over 4,000 people.

He was the first to start a kids capoeira class in Japan and teaching at a kindergarten.

He is the only person in Japan who has introduced Capoeira into regular high school classes and is currently working as a lecturer, focusing on Capoeira and education, in order to establish Capoeira in Japan.

Promoted to the rank of semi-master in 2010. Qualified as a coach in Brazil and Russia.

He has been invited to perform, act as a judge and guest lecturer in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Ecuador, etc.

Appeared on many TV shows, including "Sukkiri"

Collaborated and appeared in the manga Batuque.

Representative of the GUETO Capoeira Japan, active in 13 cities.

[Ryuji, Sayo, Chie]

Ryuji Hashimoto

Formado Massaranduba

He started Capoeira in Osaka in 2004. In 2008, he traveled around Brazil for half a year, learning various styles such as Contemporary, Angola, and Regional. In 2012, he was attracted to the philosophy of GUETO Capoeira and moved there with his friends from that time. He started his activities under the name GUETO Osaka and teaches a wide range of classes from children to adults. He also makes and repairs musical instruments, making use of his experience as a furniture craftsman, and is a father of three children.

Ayayo Hashimoto

Instrutora Panda

She started Capoeira in 2005.

In 2008, she lived in Brazil for six months and studied Capoeira with various groups and moved to GUETO in 2012 and now mainly coaches children.

She has been exposed to music since she was a child, and the sense of rhythm she has cultivated is utilized in the musicality of Capoeira. She is a mother of three children, and is loved by the students of GUETO Osaka like a mother.

Chie Sekine

Instrutora Esmeralda

She started Capoeira in 2003.

In 2008, she went to Brazil to train and experience Capoeira.

She is always striving to improve herself, hardworking, and applies the philosophy of Capoeira to her daily life. She is kind to everyone and takes Capoeira seriously with children, which has earned her the trust and respect of the GUETO members. She has an excellent singing ability and rich repertoire.

Coaching qualifications Maternity Instructor qualifications.

In 2020, she completed the Israeli Capoeira Instructor Certification Course.

Mother of three. children.

[Haru, Shogo]

Group Alagbedé Toyama Leaders


2011 Started Capoeira in Toyama

2014 Member of FICA Japão in Tokyo

2019 Returned to Toyama from Tokyo

2022 Start activities with Shogo in Toyama

2023 Start activities as Alagbedé Toyama


2010 Started Capoeira in Toyama

2013 Member of FICA Japão

2019 Returned to Toyama from Tokyo

2022 Start activities with Haru in Toyama

20234 Start activities as Alagbedé Toyama


Lunch Information

Reservations and orders must be made during April to Yuumi:


Catering (Sunny Place) will be prepared at the venue for 30 people.

One plate 1,200 yen

Small plate 800 yen


Haruhina Spice & Food (formerly Sunny Place, 6 minutes walk from the venue)

Authentic vegetarian South Indian cuisine

12:45~ Reservations required, shift system, up to 20 people or take-out/lunch box

Veggie Meals:

One plate 1,600 yen

Small plate 1,100 yen


California Style Burrito (tortilla, California rice, chili beans, lettuce, sour cream, cheese)





·vegan (no sour cream or cheese)

Size and Price:

Half 800 yen

Regular 1,200 yen

King 1,600 yen

Please pre-order the type, size and quantity

After party

Let us know if you would want to participate!

May 5th from 18:00 to 21:00,

Participation fee (for all participants):

Adults: 2,200 yen

*Buffet style. All menu items are vegetarian. Drinks are charged separately.

Children (ages 6-12) 1,000 yen

*Rice will be prepared. A glass of juice for children will be included.


〒606-8102 Kyoto City, Sakyo Ward, Takano Shimizu-cho 38-6 Bicycle parking available, and for those coming by car there is a paid parking lot nearby.

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