Class times

Monday 7- 9pm The green hut @ N1 6jn

Wednesdays at 7 – 9pm The Hive  260-264 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DG

Please call 07779 031 273 Cost £8 drop in £35 for 5  £65 for 10 classes

Walthamstow classes go to

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


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

More info here

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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

“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

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

ELC student

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

Capoeira student

Capoeira is treachery


Mestre Bimba

“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

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

East London Capoeira Student

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

Musician, male, 38yrs