Kindergarten Capoeira - Winter
ABADÁ-Capoeira Marin was founded by Helisângela Silva Willoughby, also known as Lisa, a longtime student of one of the top-ranked female capoeiristas in the world, Mestra Márcia “Cigarra” Triedler, at ABADÁ-San Francisco. ABADÁ-Marin was founded to extend the award-winning youth and adult programs of ABADÁ-San Francisco to the Marin County community. The principal teachers of ABADÁ-Capoeira Marin are Professor Prego and Instrutora Ciranda.

The Mission: Our mission is to provide the very best capoeira program in Marin County and enrich our students’ lives through culture and diversity. By incorporating these values, we hope to help our students become good citizens in our local and global community. Our program is based on encouragement, truth, trust, active listening, personal effort.

About the Instructor: Gamal Abdel Chasten (parent of Zekai, '28) is an experienced martial artist, boxing trainer and certified professional fitness trainer. Gamal grew up in New York, where he studied Chinese Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Escrima, and boxing. He has worked as a fitness professional for over 30 years. He received his first personal training certification in 1995 with AFAA. He is currently certified by NASM, TRX and USA Boxing.

In the early 2000’s, Gamal trained with legendary Capoeira Angola master Mestre Joāo Grande in New York. This inspired him to pursue capoeira following his move from New York in 2009. In 2016, Gamal begain training with Instrutora Ciranda at ABADÁ-Capoeira Marin. In October 2021, Gamal was awarded the title of Graduado at ABADÁ-Capoeira Marin's annual Batizado, supervised by Mestra Márcia “Cigarra” Treidler of ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco. Gamal is the first student of Professor Prego and Instrutora Ciranda to earn the ranking of Graduado.

Gamal currently teaches both capoeira classes and fitness classes at ABADÁ-Capoeira Marin’s San Anselmo studio. Gamal also continues to teach boxing training and personal training at this same location. Gamal also is an accomplished theater actor, spoken-word artist, writer and producer.
Mondays Jan 8 - March 18
2:30 PM - 3:15 AM
Grade Kindergarten
Registration is no longer available