Welcome to the website for Oficina da Capoeira, Chichester.






There are classes for everyone - adults and children are welcome to the evening classes, and there is also a class for 4 to 10 year olds.

The first lesson is free, after that classes are £3 for the childrens' class, or £4 for children (under 18) and £6 for adults. No need to book, just turn up.

Monday classes:

16:30 to 17:30 (4 to 10 year olds) The Regis School of Music, 46 Sudley Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1ER.

19:30 to 21:00 (for everyone) The Lodge, Graylingwell Park, Chichester, PO19 6YS.

Thursday classes:
19:30 to 21:00 (for everyone)
North Mundham Village Centre, School Lane, North Mundham, Chichester, PO19 6YS

New to capoeira? No worries! Complete beginners are welcome, whatever your fitness level or experience. You'll just need to wear to sports clothes to start - jogging bottoms, yoga pants, shorts etc are all fine; and a t shirt that's not to baggy.

Follow these links to find out a bit more about our teacher; Oficina da Capoiera, our capoeira school; and photos from some of our group's activities.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Friday roda 24th July

In honour of our special guest this weekend, Mestrando Primo, here he is in a roda with Mestrando Gato Preto:


Mestrando Primo will be giving a capoeira workshop tomorrow, Saturday 25th July at the Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, St Pancras, Chichester, PO19 7LG from 14:00 until 17:00.



It will cost £10, and there will also be the opportunity to bu abada (capoeira trousers) and t shirts, and to place an order for these fab hoodies:


Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday roda 17th July

Well, after my good friend posted this, how could I pick any other roda for this post?


I'm proud of you too Lua!

It's been a pleasure and an honor to have Instrutor Nego Lua as a capoeira teacher and a friend, and it was a wonderful moment to see him receive his purple corda and the title Instrutor. I'm looking forward to working with him more as we help grow Oficina da Capoeira in the UK together!

Here's his first roda after receiving his corda:


Parabens Instrutor Lua!

Friday, 10 July 2015

Friday roda 10th July

Soon I'll be sorting through the video footage from the 8th International Capoeira Festival in Cheltenham, and will be able to show some of the great rodas from there. Until then, here's a roda featuring Mestre Ray at Ginga Juventude 2014.



Ginga juventude 2014
Posted by Denis Meireles on Saturday, 12 April 2014


A reminder of some upcoming dates, full details here:

Saturday 25th July Workshop with Mestrando Primo followed by a social.

Saturday 1st August Free capoeira taster sessions as Midhurst Rother College.

Sunday 6th September Get Active Festival.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Upcoming dates for your diary

25th July Saturday
14:00 - 17:00 Capoeira Workshop with Mestrando Primo
The Bassil Shippam Centre, 
Tozer Way, 
St Pancras, 
Chichester 
PO19 7LG
Only £10, and the event is also on Facebook.

This will be followed by a social meal at ASK Chichester from 19:00. Also on Facebook.

1st August Saturday
13:00 - 18:00 there will be an event with music, food, entertainment and capoeira!
It's at Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9 DT .

I'll be giving a couple of free capoeira taster sessions. The exact timetable for the day is just being finalised, and I'll update when I know when the sessions will be.

Also a chance for a fun day out! Facebook event here.


August 20th Thursday - no class, as I am off to my brother's wedding. Sorry!

September 6th Sunday
12:00 - 16:00 Oaklands Park
There will be lots more information to come, but we will be at the Get Active Festival in Chichester.
This is a chance to promote our group, play some capoeira and have some fun.


Saturday, 4 July 2015

Capoeira Workshop and Social 25th July

On Saturday July 25th we'll be having a capoeira workshop with Mestrando Primo, followed by a social.

The workshop will be from 14:00 - 17:00 at the Bassil Shippam Centre, and will cost £10. There will also be the chance to buy abada (capoeira trousers) and t shirts.

Afterwards at 19:00 we will have a meal at ASK in Chichester, followed by some drinks and maybe a boogie. Children are welcome at the meal, but obviously not the drinks after. Bring your partners too.

Everyone's welcome at the event, and if you're on Facebook, you can join the workshop and the social. You can turn up on the day, but to give me an idea of numbers, please email me at chichester.capoeira@gmail.com or drop me text on 07909 027435 to say if you would like to come.

Hope to see a lot of you there!


Friday, 3 July 2015

Friday roda 3rd July

My day job of being a science teacher has got a little in the way of plans to have a roda from last weekend's festival. These will come, but in the meantime, here's a roda I really like with Mestre Poncianinho and Mestrando Primo:


You might recognise Mestre Poncianinho, who along with Contra-Mestre Casquinha, was in the BBC1 Ident a few years back: