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Mestre Fantasma

I have been practicing and teaching capoeira for over 25 years.  I’m now realizing that my continued pursuit of recreating a genuine capoeira culture in London has reached its goal.  London is a perfect place for capoeira and through its practice you can empower yourself and others.  The formation of our monthly roda called Urban Ritual with its open door policy has influenced many London based students to visit regularly; building group cohesion in London and beyond.  My BLOG

I recently became interested in the dance elements of capoeira and have developed a method of teaching that is unique to my students needs.

The picture above was taken in ’93 when I first visited Brazil.  I consider myself very luck to have been to Brazil yearly since then and to have caught the end of the Capoeira era that was not influenced by the globalization.

 

 

News

Visit Brazil Salvador Bahia & Reconcovo Baiano

A cultural study trip 4th – 20th March 2024
Want to Join ? Call 07779031273 for information

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Monday Capoeira class & Roda

Mondays we have a pair-work class studying timing, distance and application of moves.
The Crossing Kings cross – Anyone welcome
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Special training under a tree UR Capoeira

This Sunday the 6th August @Stonebridge Gardens next to Haggerston Station – Mestre Fantasma with Jamaicano, Asterix & Lazaroni will deliver a themed training session on movement, song, musicality, game play, chamadas and trust.
1pm – 4pm lessons followed by a roda
Contact 07779031 273 for more information

Cost £20

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Summer times

Please check with me 07779 031273 over summer period

Tuesdays and Thursdays continue but if your not on our WhatsApp then check to avoid disappointment

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Events

Jogando no Pé do Berimbau

Come and learn how to play on the floor, close to each other in the observastion phase.

Full info and online booking

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A modern vision of capoeira’s golden age

27th January 2019 come change your game for the better

On line payment and full info

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

Capoeira student

“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

“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

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

“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

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

ELC student