Groupo Liberdade De Capoeira Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Capoeira Academy

Contact Us



LV Capoeira Academy offers classes for both children and adults in the Las Vegas area. Come experience what this Afro-Brazilian martial art form has to offer! Capoeira is part dance, part fight, and part game. It offers a cultural immersion where you will not only learn martial arts and acrobatics, but will also learn to play percussion instruments and sing traditional songs.

Tuesday/Thursday Class

6:00-8:00 PM

7510 Westcliff Drive

(inside Mark Lawrence Martial Arts)



Monday/Wednesday Class

5:30-7:00 PM

445 East Windmill Parkway, Suite 2J

(inside RCA Jiu Jitsu)




We have events throughout the year that are sure to get you excited about joining us!

Upcoming events:

More Information

Our Team


Curriculum and Program Director
Adam Kaswiner has trained extensively his entire life. Tae Kwon Do as a kid, Wrestling in high school and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in college. Yoga & Pilates in Atlanta, India, and Hawaii. His capoeira nickname is traveler, with eight years of Capoeira in Amsterdam, Brazil, New Jersey, and Las Vegas. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Adam moved to Las Vegas and has been teaching capoeira for several years.


In 1996, Mestre Cigano opened the New Jersey Capoeira Arts Center, in the East Ward of Newark, NJ. He has dedicated himself to teaching students of all ages and backgrounds, not only the fundamentals of capoeira, but his philosophy of respect and integrity. Although he returned to Brazil in late 2008 to Porto Seguro, his influence is evident to the enormous success of capoeira in New Jersey.


Curriculum and Program Director
Jah Burton serves as the Curriculum Developer of for the Afro Brazilian Arts & Education Academy as well as the Artistic Director for Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira, the first capoeira group formed in New Jersey. Upholding the flag and legacy built by her teacher, Mestre Cigano (Robson Ribeiro), she works tirelessly with her business partner Profesor Macaco (Saman Dashti) to provide quality engaging workshops for adults and at risk youth.


Curriculum and Program Director
Saman moved to New Jersey in 1997 and joined Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira. He teaches capoeira classes in the Newark YMCA and Grace Community and works as a teaching artist in the public schools. He is currently teaching capoeira in Charlottesville, VA.

Capoeira is joy, it is good humor, it is not that competition business; it is spontaneity

– Mestre Suassuna