Welcome to the website for Oficina da Capoeira, Chichester.



Our classes are open to everyone, and are 19:30 - 21:00 Mondays and Thursdays.

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

Monday classes are at The Lodge, Graylingwell Park, Chichester, PO19 6YS.
Thursday classes are at Grit Gym, Station Approac, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8GA

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, 28 August 2015

Friday roda 28th August

Before the Friday roda video, a couple of reminders:

If you would like to get a t shirt, please let me know ASAP.

A week on Sunday, September 6th, it's the Get Active Festival, and it would be great if you could come along and help promote our group to help it grow! It's free, from 12:00 - 16:00, and when you're not at the capoeira stand you can explore all the other activities that are going on.

Here is Mestre Ray with Graduado Grillo and Coquinho:


Thursday, 20 August 2015

Friday roda 21st August

Firstly, a quick reminder about t shirts and the Get ACtive Festival on the 6th September.

Here's a nice roda with Mestrando Primo and Mestrando Gato Preto.


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Oficina da Capoeira, Chichester t shirts

I will be placing orders for these t shirt in the next fortnight:


They will cost £13 each. If you would like a t shirt, please let me know if you would like a S, M, L or XL by email (chichester.capoeira@gmail.com) or by text 07909027435.

Money can either be given to me in class (but not this Thursday 20th August), or I can send you the bank details to pay it in.

The deadline for money for the t shirt order is Friday 5th September.

For those in Oficina groups out side of Chichester (shout out to Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Worcester) I'll see how many are ordered, and arrange the cheapest post and packaging, or come and visit you and deliver them in person : )

Any questions, please ask.

No lesson this Thursday, but Grit Gym is available for practice.

This Thursday there will be no formal class, as I will be in Germany at my brother's wedding.

However, the capoeira slot at Grit Gym is still available for you, for free to have a practice. Neo will be there, so you won't be on your own.

Just a public thank you to Grit Gym for letting the students have the space for free.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Feliz aniversário Mestre Ray

Today is Oficina da Capoeira founder, Mestre Ray's, birthday.

So firstly, happy to birthday Mestre Ray!

Secondly, if you want some inspiration, you should check out this video of Mestre Ray working out, at the age of 50, in 2013 having been out of training for a while following an injury:


Mestre Ray is a constant source of inspiration for my training. Often when things get tough in a work out, I remember (from more than one occasion) Mestre Ray telling me "No pain, no gain Kung Fu!" and it helps spur me on.

Feliz aniversário Mestre Ray!

Friday, 14 August 2015

Friday roda 14th August

Sorry for forgetting last Friday's roda. Being on summer holidays has made me lose all sense of time!

Three announcements first:

A reminder that this Thursday I will be flying to Germany to my brother's wedding, and so there is no class. However, Neo is happy to take the lead on getting some practice in, and if you'd like to join in, contact him via the Facebook page, or drop me an email and I will pass details on.

Secondly, our t shirts will look like this. I'm still finding the best quote (a couple have said they match quotes, so will see if I can play one off against the other to get us all the best deal). I'll announce the price on Monday, but it should be about £13 at the most. A big thank you to Esperta from the Cheltenham Oficina group for getting this design together.


We will be at the Get Active Festival on Sunday 6th September. It's from 12:00 - 16:00. It's a fun day out - I've been to the last two (in fact it was at the last Get Active Festival that I met Jack, who arranged for us to use Grit Gym for our lessons). If you could spare an hour that day to help staff our stand, it would be a great help. It'll be an excellent opportunity to grow our numbers.

Finally, here's the roda video. This week it features Mestre Zulu and Mestre Tonhão 





Thursday, 6 August 2015

Oficina da Capoeira hoodies

Not long to go to be the envy of capoeiristas around the world.

The deadline for ordering and paying for the hoodies is August 10th, this Monday. 

They're only £35 and look like this:

You can order during class tonight, or you can text me on 07909 027435 or email chichester.capoeira@gmail.com with your choice of size S/M/L/XL and I'll message you back with my bank details.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Friday Saturday Roda

Sorry for not getting this posted yesterday!

Here's a good roda from Oficina da Capoeira in Leuven, organised by Instutor Golfinho, and featuring a number of capoeiristas.