14 of the Best Places to Learn Capoeira in London

14 of the Best Places to Learn Capoeira in London

Regularly practicing capoeira does wonders for relaxing the mind and body. Any capoeirista can attest to the dramatic shift in attitude before and after class. There are hundreds of physical activities and martial arts for people to choose from. So why should you choose capoeira over rugby? Ultimately that is for you to decide but if you’re interested in learning Capoeira then check out our list below.

 

Check out these clubs below.

1. London School of Capoeira

The London School of Capoeira was established in 1988. They offer classes for kids, adults, beginners, workshops and private classes for everyone who’s interested in learning Capoeira.
Master Silvia Bazzarelli and Master Marcos dos Santos, both graduates of the Association of Capoeira Senzala, Santos, Brazil, established the London School of Capoeira in 1988, as the first official capoeira school in the UK.

Address
2 Leeds Place,
Tollington Park,
Islington,
London,
N4 3RF

Contact: +4420 7281 2020

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2. Capoeira Acer Prof Bicudo

Professor Bicudo, and his group, ACER (Association of Capoeira Engenho da Rainha) are based in South West London. The group has been established in London for six years, and is led by Mestre Celso in Brazil. Professor Bicudo currently teaches in Kingston, Surrey and Putney.

Address
PUTNEY LEISURE CENTRE,
UPPER RICHMOND ROAD
SW15 6SP

Contact: +447851 764 628

Open Times:
Sundays – 2:30pm to 5pm

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3. Acer-Capoeira

Capoeira class in South London, all classes are for beginners, children and adults. No matter your background, age, gender, abilities or religion come down to Acer-Capoeira and learn the science behind capoeira.

Address
459 Wandsworth Rd,
London
SW8 4NX

Contact: +447853 611 496

Open Times:
Monday – 8pm to 10pm
Tuesday – 7pm to 9pm
Thursday – 8:30pm to 9pm

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4. Capoeira Nago

Classes take the form of a warm-up followed by training individual moves or sequences before trying them out against an opponent in what is termed a “jogo” or a game.
The game is played to music, which is an integral part of the game, and tells the Capoeiristas how fast to play and what type of movements to use.

Address
Fitness first,
34 St John’s Hill,
London
SW11 1SA

Contact: +447958 374 617

Open Times:
Tuesday – 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday – 2:30pm to 4pm

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5. East London Capoeira

East London Capoeira classes are fun and friendly. Here are a few things you should expect from the class. Physical training that develops defending and attacking movements that incorporate acrobatics and dance. Playing percussion instruments and singing Brazilian capoeira songs. Understanding the capoeira game and developing mental strategy, intuition and trickery.

Address
2 Leeds Place,
Tollington Park,
Islington,
London, UK N4 3RF

Contact: +447779 031 273

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6. Capoeira Club London

With classes for toddlers or kids, from 3 to 12 years old, from monday to saturday. They will exercise, build strength, flexibility and technique! The classes for adults are at a general level and we divide it into groups accordingly so beginners are always welcomed. The private classes give you the option to practice capoeira where and when is better for you.

Address
Hammersmith Fitness & Squash centre London,
1 Chalk Hill Rd,
Hammersmith,
UK W6 8DW

Contact: +447908 433 195

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7. Capoeira Ceara

At Capoeira Ceara they develop fitness, strength, discipline of the mind and body. They will teach you that Capoeira has many different variations and many similarities to one’s experience in day to day life and ultimately you will make the decision as to what you would like to get from Capoeira. They will also teach you the philosophy, history, music, martial art, creative expression and most of all how to play Capoeira.
Come and see when and where!

Address
Arch, 5 Gales Gardens,
London,
United Kingdom
E2 0EJ

Contact: +447769 343 400

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8. London Capoeira: Ginga de Quilombo

Capoeira is demanding yet rewarding discipline that welcomes people from all walks of life.
If you’d like to try, why not come down to a class. Classes are held at Q Motion Gym in Mile End and they teach all levels – from absolute beginners to seasoned pros.

Address
432 Bancroft Rd,
London
E1 4DH

Contact: +447502 242 102

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9. Capoeira MarAzul

Welcome to Capoeira MarAzul
MarAzul offers Capoeira classes for all levels. With more than 20 years dedicated to the practice and dissemination of Capoeira as an afro-brazilian art form, we offer regular classes, workshops, performances and shows at cultural events.

Address
272 High Holborn,
London
WC2H 9NJ

Contact: +447731 833 819

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10. Centro Cultural Senzala De Capoeira London

Marcelo Acevedo Guimaraes has dedicated most of his life practicing, developing new techniques and teaching capoeira as leading master in Grupo Senzala from Rio de Janeiro. Being the precursor of many capoeira events in Brazil and Europe such as the first European Capoeira meeting, the Scandinavian meetings and forming a large number of exceptional capoeira masters.

Address
112 Great Russell Street,
London
W21B 3NQ

Contact: +447834 553 975

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11. DDL Capoeira School

Danca Da Liberdade is a capoeira group from Rio de Janeiro led by Mestre Guimba. Based in south London we have capoeira classes for adults in Kennington, West Norwood, Dulwich and Croydon and children’s capoeira classes in Dulwich, West Norwood, Kennington and Clapham.

Address
1-4 High Parade,
Streatham High Road,
SW16 1EX

Contact: +447525 163 054

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12. Capoeira Canal

Ca-po-air-a can be a way of life. It is an opportunity to get fit, develop skills, have fun and feel good. Classes are available to kids an adults please contact club for more info. It originated with enslaved Africans in 18th Century Brazil as a fighting dance of rebellion. Today, it is a celebratory fusion of active arts.

Address
36 Powis Square,
London
W11 2AY

Contact: +4420 7221 1827

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13. Capoeira Nativos de Minas

Regardless of age, gender or fitness. Just remember that everyone starts their journey with Capoeira as a beginner! You do not need any experience in martial arts, gymnastics or any other sport. As you progress, you will naturally gain strength, flexibility and technique. Contact Capoeira Nativos de Minas for more info on classes.

Address
Muswell Hill,
London
N10 3PJ

Contact: +447852 440 949

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14. Capoeira Uniao UK

Capoeira União UK is a London group with classes in Islington & Luton. It was started by Professor Paulo “Dacor” Silva in 1999. Pop into one of our classes in Islington or Luton. Get a taste of capoeira and the Grupo Uniao. They are an open group, always happy to welcome new students. The group has been training in Islington for 15 years now.

Address
134 Liverpool Rd,
London
Islington
N1 1PL

Contact: +44956 042 673

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If you’re a member at a Capoeira club that’s not listed above, let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to our next list.

 
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