Capoeira beginners Course
Tuesday’s 8 – 9pm SPACe Gym 31 Falkirk street N1 6HF

Mixed Classes
Monday 7 – 9pm The Green Hut N1 6JN

Wednesday The Hive 260 -264 Kingsland road E8 4DG

Cost £8 drop in
10 classes £65

Capoeira classes for adults

Capoeira is an inspiring artform that attracts people from all ages and backgrounds! Its unique fusion of dance, fight, music and culture means there is something for everyone to enjoy. If any aspect of capoeira intrigues you, come along and give it a go.

“I found capoeira as something where I could express myself totally as it combines my love of music, dance, acrobatics, combat and sense of play – and much more.” Designer, female, age 29

When and where?

Our capoeira classes take place in community centres around London and the South East.  The classes are taught by Mestre Fantasma (Simon Atkinson) and his students. Through years of teaching, Mestre Fantasma has developed innovative teaching methods that inspire and motivate people from all backgrounds.  The class starts with exercises to music that challenge your coordination using movements from different dance styles.  This helps mobilise joints and raise body temperature.  Then we move on to the basic steps of capoeira that are after combined into a pair training sequence.

Go to About capoeira to find out more or please contact us if you have any questions.

“It is rare to get such insight into yourself, and sometimes it is difficult to accept certain aspects of what you find, but capoeira celebrates everybody’s strengths and weaknesses, which is a very liberating concept!” Doctor, female, 32

Events

Urban Ritual March 6th June 2015

Urban Ritual – Open Capoeira roda in London

Free Entry

With Class/Roda/Dance

1st Saturday each month.

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Mestre Pastel – Workshop

26th July 2014   4-6pm £10

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“Apart from a skill, it also lays down rules which benefits those taking part. It offers positive benefits through developing respect for others. It’s also great fun.”

Andrew Boff. Greater London Authority

“It’s a group thing – we all learn off each other”

Musician, male, 38yrs

Capoeira is treachery

 

Mestre Bimba

Life is a struggle? Life is a battle?
 The player sees that capoeira is teaching him to dance within and during this fight.

Nestor Capoeira

“I like capoeira because it is a full body workout, I feel strong. When I play I feel excited and motivated. I would tell anyone considering capoeira to join…its good.”

male 17 years old

“Capoeira is a riddle and there is no answer.”

Capoeira student

“Entering into training or a roda, nothing else matters, everyone is equal and everyone shares the same experiences.”

East London Capoeira Student

“Capoeira reminds me who I am, and reminds me of my uniqueness and what I can do with it.”

ELC student