Capoeira Senzala USA


Capoeira Senzala USA has been teaching people Capoeira since it opened its first school in New York in 2000.

After moving to Texas, Contra-mestre Santos has opened his new school in Lake Highlands.

Our Instructor

Hailing from Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Marcio Santos holds a Brown belt, the rank of Contra-Mestre in capoeira.

He has been under Mestre Elias for about 30 years and a teacher for 10 years.

In 2012 Professor Marcio Santos opened RCJ Machado Lake Highlands where he currently teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira.

Professor Marcio Santos has studied with some of the best personages in the martial arts world, including the Machado Brothers, Helio Gracie, and Danny Inosanto.

Our Classes

Professor Santos knows how to make this class exciting and energetic! Using his own instruments, song and movements this class is sure to get the blood pumping and make the atmosphere electric!

Men and Women enjoy learning this traditional brazilian art while increasing flexibility and coordination. Just one more way RCJ Machado-Lake Highlands can help round out your martial arts game!

Children: AGES 6–12

Our program is design for kids to be introduced​ to capoeira with lots of fun games, tumbling and some circle time where they will sing a simple capoeira song and be introduced to a simple music instrument to to learn a simple rhythm.

Teenager / Adults: AGES 13-99

This program is directed towards learning capoeira and its multilateral aspects such as:  martial-art, gymnastics, singing and playing the capoeira percussion music instruments.

Our Facility

Lake Highlands is proud to provide a clean and safe environment for students to get maximum results in their martial arts training.

The school accommodates 2300 sq. feet of mats (our mats are sanitized after every class), changing rooms, well-maintained bathrooms, an office and pro-shop space to fulfill any of our student’s requirements.

Our mats and facility are of the highest quality and meet standard safety requirements to promote safety, wellness, and an overall atmosphere of learning without worry.

Contact Us


10675 E. NW Highway, Suite 2400,Dallas, TX 75238 ... Tap on the map once to enable zooming.
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