Local News & Events

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

5th Capoeira Martial Arts Activities in San Pancho

Jorge Jimenez - CVB of Riviera Nayarit
April 6, 2016

Capoeira Martial Arts Festival in San Pancho, Riviera Nayarit (Abadá Capoeira Nayarit)

The 5th Capoeira Festival will take place in San Pancho, the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit from April 7-10, 2016. This year the guests of honor are mestres Paulinho Velho and Everson from Brazil, and Marcia Cigarra, from Mexico.

This capoeira martial arts cultural encounter will be held at the Bodega del Circo de Los Niños, the Bodega Teatro and the Entre Amigos sports area, where they will hold simultaneous classes and workshops for all levels including beginner, intermediate and advanced.

“I think the cultural change in the town has been monumental. San Pancho is more welcoming than ever, it’s more polite, more open to other disciplines and other art forms. There’s a lot more participation from parents and children who are demonstrating an interest in new things beyond the usual day-to-day stuff,” said Joel Carrizo, a native of San Pancho and director of the Escuela Abadá Capoeira Nayarit. Carrizo is also on the organizing committee.

Approximately 100 athletes are expected to participate, 40 of which are local with the remaining 60 traveling in from other cities in Mexico. Activities will be held nearly all day long intended to perfect techniques and allow for interaction among the participants, including acrobatics, music, singing, dinners, talks and everything that encompasses this discipline.

Among the standout activities is a walk towards the Plaza del Sol on Saturday afternoon, where a general roda will be held. One of the main events takes place on Sunday morning at the Bodega Circo: the graduation ceremony, known as the Batizada y Troca de Cordas, held not only for those who are new to capoeira but also for those who are moving on to the next level.

Access to the viewing public is free from start to finish; those who already practice the sport and want to participate can do so by registering. This is also a fantastic opportunity for those who have never tried capoeira and are interested in beginning their training, as they are currently accepting children starting at three-and-a-half years of age.

“The support of the Riviera Nayarit ranks at a 10, it’s been great and it’s an honor to have them help us,” said Joel Carrizo. “They’re our biggest supporters and we can always count on them.”

For more information please visit Abada Capoeira Nayarit.

This content was submitted by a member of the community. We'd like to hear from you, too! To share stories, photos, video or events for our calendar, please send them here.

  Learn more about entreAmigos San Francisco

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

CHARITY ALERT Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Your Help

TripAdvisor singled out the Botanical Garden for removal and placed us on our own page in Cabo Corrientes.

Please write and ask TripAdvisor why all other Cabo Corrientes attractions are still on the Puerto Vallarta page while only the Garden was removed.

Click here to see all the details

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

Craig's List in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness