“The student does not compete with the mestre and the mestre who has respect does not compete with the student.” Mestre Curio

East London Capoeira

We use capoeira to change lives.  We inspire, develop and guide individuals in the capoeira game.  What we achieve in the game play of Capoeira is transferred into real life by you.  Feeling healthier, stronger, flexible and agile from capoeira training stimulates and motivates you to pursue a better life.  Learning to dance also brings a more satisfying social life.

You will need to focus and dedicate time and effort to get the results you are looking for nonetheless the rewards are many.  Master Fantasma and U R Capoeira group have been producing these results with individuals from many varied backgrounds for over 25 years.

U R Capoeira is centered around traditional Brazilian capoeira teachings which include music, song, dance, acrobatics and rituals used by capoeira groups around the world.  Whatever level or place you are at our teachings are for you.  If you are already a capoeira practitioner we will help you develop insight and vision in the various ways to play.  If you are a complete beginner we will hold your hand and guide you until you are ready to stand and learn alone.

News

Kids Capoeira class

Thursday’s 5 – 6pm

5 – 6pm Haggerston Community Centre E8 4FF

£4 a class

Call 07779031273 for more info

 

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Dance Holiday – Cuba – Salsa Rumba

5 day intensive dance holiday in Cuba

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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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“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

“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

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

East London Capoeira Student

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

Capoeira is treachery

 

Mestre Bimba

“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

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

Musician, male, 38yrs