ACL Gainesville offers Capoeira classes for kids, teens and adults. Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial Art that incorporates dance, music, and acrobatics. All of our students are given the opportunity to learn Portuguese and play instruments! Call or text today to learn more! 352-219-6106

How Capoeira Will Challenge You in More Ways Than One

Do you want to keep yourself healthy, get fit, and challenge your mind, rhythm and body?

Do you want to develop your child’s language, social, gross motor, music, and dance skills while keeping them active in a Martial Art?


Then join us at Allied Capoeira League of Gainesville and experience the many benefits Capoeira has to offer!

About Mestrando Mico

Allied Capoeira League Gainesville was started by Florida-born professional Capoeirista Joshua Broadhead (a.k.a. Mestrando Mico). Mestrando Mico has been practicing capoeira for 20 years.

"To this day, I still remember my first Capoeira class nearly 20 years ago. I had been looking for a Martial Art since I was 16, but never found the right fit until I came to Gainesville and tried an introductory Capoeira program at the University of Florida. I had wanted to try Capoeira for a long time, but was worried it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. It ended up being even more fun than I could have imagined. After that, I was bit by the capoeira bug.

Only six months after my first class, I went to Brazil to dive head first into my Capoeira training. Since then, I have traveled the world, participated in hundreds of shows and competitions, performed on TV and radio in the United States and Brazil, and had the pleasure of teaching thousands of students at classes and special workshops. I even met my wife through Capoeira!

My favorite part about Capoeira is that it appeals to so many different people from every background. Capoeira is for anyone and everyone who wants to be active, have fun and learn something new."

After opening schools in various cities across the country including Tallahassee, Miami, and San Francisco, Mestrando Mico decided to settle down in Gainesville to start his family and continue his Capoeira profession.


Mestrando Mico believes in growing and enriching a tight-knit community and believes Capoeira is one of the best ways to do that. “The arts community here has been so welcoming. I am excited to see our Capoeira program grow amongst such great support” says Mestrando Mico.

Since moving to Gainesville, Mestrando Mico has been on the Board of the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, contributed to various local events including the American Heart Association's Annual Heart Walk, and was featured in Gainesville's HOME Magazine.


As a member of Allied Capoeira League, Mestrando Mico teaches a fun and energetic class that engages children, teens, and adults.

Visit www.alliedcapoeiraleague.com to learn more about the league!

Mestrando Mico with his daughter, Kayla

Mestrando Mico playing Capoeira

Connect with us!

1223 NW 101st Drive, Gainesville, FL 32606 E-mail: mico@capoeiragainesville.com Tel: 352-219-6106

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