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December Holiday Schedule

The last class before the December holiday break will be Thursday, Dec 20. Classes will resume on Thursday, Jan 3. Enjoy your time off!

New Class in Riegelsville, PA! Capoeira Intro Series

We’re excited to announce a new Capoeira Morro Verde class at Forever Fit Studio, 112 Delaware Rd, Riegelsville, PA. You can join this 4-class Capoeira Intro Series for just $80. Classes are held on Wednesday nights in January, 7:30-8:45pm. Please pre-register by Jan 2nd, 2019, or drop-in for $25 per class. Come check us out!

Dates: 19, 116, 123, and 130 Time: 7:30-8:45pm

No Class During November Holiday

Classes will not be held on Wednesday, Nov 21 and Thursday, Nov 22 due to the holiday. Enjoy!

2018 Batizado

Our 2018 Batizado was a huge success! Thanks to Mestre Doutor, Mestre Ninja and all our guests for another fun and successful year. See you in class!


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Class Schedule, Winter 2018

All classes -- except Special Programs -- are held at Capoeira Morro Verde:
6365 Greenhill Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Special Programs

Please contact us if you'd like to attend or observe one of these programs, or if you're interested in bringing capoeira to your location!

Capoeira Intro Series
Forever Fit Studio, Riegelsville, PA
112 Delaware Rd, Riegelsville, PA 18077

Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, and 1/30
Time: 7:30-8:45pm

The Cambridge School
100 Straube Center Blvd, Pennington, NJ 08534

Dates: Thursdays 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, and 2/28
Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Fort Washington Elementary School -- After School Program
1010 Ft Washington Ave, Ft Washington, PA 19034

Dates: Tuesdays from 1/29 to 3/12
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Sol Feinstone Elementary - Diversity Day 2019
1090 Eagle Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

Date: Thursday, 4/11/2019
Time: 2:15pm

New Hope Fitness
6542-K Lower York Road, New Hope, PA 18938

Please contact us if you're interested in this class!
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 12-1pm

For more information about classes, private instruction, performances, and workshops, please feel free to contact us or stop by the academy anytime!

Contra-Mestra Gata Brava / gatabravacapoeira@gmail.com / (858) 688-0316

Corky Brown (Estagiário Rolha) / galaxyblur@gmail.com / (856) 237-9301



Over 400 years ago on Brazilian soil, African slaves developed the martial art of Capoeira as a means to resist oppression. The singing, clapping, and traditional musical instruments that accompany Capoeira lead many to believe it is a dance; but concealed within the fluid movements and playfulness lie strategic attacks and seamless takedowns.

Capoeira is for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re seeking to improve your balance, agility, strength, coordination — or simply looking for a great workout in a positive environment — come try a class!

Contra-Mestra Gata Brava

Leigh Robertson (Contra-Mestra Gata Brava) began training under the guidance of Mestre Doutor, A.S.C.A.B. Capoeira, in 2000. Since receiving her Instructor cord in 2006 she has been a featured guest instructor at Capoeira events throughout the country and abroad. After earning the rank of Professora in 2009, Leigh founded Capoeira Morro Verde with the vision of creating a Capoeira community in her home town of New Hope, PA and opened the first and only Capoeira Academy & Cultural Center in her area. She is dedicated to preserving the unique style of Capoeira passed down to her through a multi-faceted instructional program for children and adults. In 2015 Leigh was promoted to Contra-Mestra and is honored to be the first woman in the history of ASCAB Capoeira to achieve this recognition.

Leigh is determined to inspire as many people as possible through capoeira. Some of her most fulfilling work is with underserved communities that have limited access to the arts. She also performs professionally in movies, artistic productions, festivals, charity events and education centers.

Mestre Doutor

Mestre Doutor (Adenilson Dos Santos) was born in Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. An early influence on Doutor’s Afro-Brazilian roots comes from his upbringing in a spiritual household that was run by his mother, Dona Severina, a mae de santo or mother of saints.

At 13 years old, Doutor tried a capoeira class with Mestre Camarao in Santos, Brazil, and then decided to train with Mestre Bandeira. Mestre Doutor has practiced Capoeira for 29 years and received his mestre’s belt after 25 years, becoming the first mestre to teach in Philadelphia. As well as teaching in many universities and earning numerous awards and certifications, he is the founder and artistic director of the American Society of Capoeira and Arts from Brazil (ASCAB), a capoeira group, Project Capoeira, Inc., a non-for-profit organization, and the Philadelphia Capoeira Arts Center (PCAC).

As a result of his outstanding knowledge and achievements, Mestre Doutor was recognized as “a person of extraordinary ability in his field” and granted permanent residency in the US in 2004. His passion and dedication reflects his commitment to the preservation of Afro-Brazilian roots and makes him a strong role model, invaluable teacher and inspirational leader.


For more information about classes, private instruction, performances, and workshops, please feel free to contact us or stop by the academy anytime!

Contra-Mestra Gata Brava / gatabravacapoeira@gmail.com / (858) 688-0316

Corky Brown (Estagiário Rolha) / galaxyblur@gmail.com / (856) 237-9301

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