The San Francisco Capoeira Center’s mysterious mascot…

The San Francisco Capoeira Center’s community has a passion for freedom.  The toucan is our mascot and a symbol of this freedom. Here is a quote by Paul Muller Ortega describing the nature of this wondrous creature:  “The Toucan…a symbol of this mysterious freedom and autonomy of nature. What is the intelligence that flows through this nature? It is not under our control, has lived freely, reproduced itself, grown, evolved, transmuted itself. And it is mysterious and expressive of every mood; of the absolute itself.”

At Capoeira Angola Quintal San Francisco, we embody mindfulness and freedom.  We play our capoeira game as a microcosm and expression of the ultimate inherent freedom and beauty of nature.  The greatest capoeira games flow freely, effortlessly, beautifully, and the experience of which are indescribable, ecstatic, transcendant, and magical. This is our aim. This is why we play.