ICAF-Chicago was established in 1998 under the guidance and leadership of Contramestre Beto de Freitas . For over a decade, ICAF-Chicago has been active in the community, partnering with diverse organizations to help develop and sharpen both mental and physical awareness and potential of its participants. By 2002, we moved to our current home located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, establishing a community center called the Quilombo Cultural Center. This center is also home to the Juntong MooSool Hapkido school and the Brazilian percussion group, Bateria Quilombola.
To train, preserve and disseminate Capoeira Angola according to the traditions of the ICAF lineage.
To provide a resource for members of under-served communities and neighborhoods in Chicago and the surrounding area.
To positively contribute to social transformation and progress.