Axé (pronounced Ahh-Shay) Capoeira Tucson was established in 2009, when student Aquil Joel Hameed, AKA “Sombra”, came to Tucson with the goal of sharing the martial-art, dance, and culture of capoeira and expanding the Axé Capoeira group. A direct student of Jay “Camara” Spain, and under the instruction of Maestre Barrao, Sombra has developed and implemented a kid, teen, and adult curriculum to provide the community an alternative means to develop self-confidence, encourage health and fitness, and promote cultural awareness and experiences through interactive and challenging capoeira and Brazilian dance classes.

Studio 5 leased 1,700 sq. ft. at BV Shoppes at 2928 East Broadway for his new studio. Located at the northeast corner of Country Club and Broadway, the BV Shoppes other tenants include Yikes Toy Store, Picante Boutique, and Hi*End Tight Barbershop.

Studio 5’s Axe Capoeria classes explore the limits of the contemporary evolution and modern applications of capoeira in martial-arts, music, dance, and self-exploration.

Perfect for action-seekers of all ages, a month of capoeira-infused classes will have you working the ginga and spinning aúzinho toward better health and high-flying self-confidence.

David Hammack of Volk Company Commercial Real Estate in Tucson represented the Landlord, LMG Investments, LP. Opening date for Studio 5 is yet to be determined.


Lifetime Martial Arts #1, Inc. dba Karate 4 Kids marital arts studio leased 2,100 sq. ft. for relocation from 7607 N Oracle Road in Oro Valley to Plaza del Oro Shopping Center at 6450 N Oracle Road in Tucson, at the northeast corner of Oracle and Orange Grove Roads. The owner, Wan Joo Choi, expects to open July 8th.

Craig Finfrock of Commercial Retail Advisors in Tucson represented the tenant. Paul Schloss formerly with CBRE and now with Bourn Advisory Services in Tucson and Dave Dutson of CBRE in Tucson represented the landlord, Plaza del Oro, LLC.

For more information on Studio 5 opening and class schedules, contact “Sombra” at (520) 990-1820. Choi at Lifetime Martial Arts should be reached at (520) 219-0880. Hammack can be contacted at (520) 326-3200. Finfrock is at (520) 290-3200. Schloss can be reached at (520) 323-1005 and Dutson is at (520) 323-5118.

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[ismember] Lease rate for the 1,700 SF space at 2928 E Broadway was $10 PSF/NNN with $3/PSF NNN charges. We were unable to determine lease rate at the other. [/ismember]



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