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.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Weekly roda 29th November

Here's a nice fun roda - would love to have a go at this! Thank to Monitor Mandingueiro for sharing!

Que da hora !!!!
Posted by Tilico Melo on Thursday, 26 November 2015

We have 10 days to go, and have almost raised enough for 4 berimbaus in the Capoeira Chichester Berimbau Appeal. Please give generously if you can!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Weekly roda 22nd November

Now we have a class for children starting on January 11th, here is a jogo entre criancas, a game between children:

A reminder that we have a little over two weeks left to hit our target of six berimbaus for the group - we've almost raised enough for three, please donate what you can to the Chichester Capoeira Berimbau Appeal.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Weekly roda 15th November

Before we get to the roda, the Capoeira Chichester Berimbau Appeal is going well, we've raised enough for two berimbaus already, and are just £15 away from getting to the half way mark. If we beat our £210, we'll be able to get more than six berimbaus for the group! Please donate what you can, or pass the link on to your nearest and dearest: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/CapoeiraChichester

Here's the weekly roda, with Mestre Guara and Professor Neguinho. I think it's a great example of how capoeira is a dance, a fight and a game!:

Thursday, 12 November 2015

New classes for 2016!

I'm very pleased to announce two new classes, starting on January 11th:

17:30 - 18:30 - Childrens' class, parents welcome to stay and watch,
£3 for the session.
Recommended starting age: 4 years.

18:30 - 19:30 - Class for everyone (children as well).
Children: £3 (or £5 for both classes)
Adults: £4
This class will have a larger focus on the music.

With a larger focus on music, remember that you have until the 1st December if you would like to purchase your own berimbau, or you can donate to the Capoeira Chichester Berimbau Appeal.

Classes will be at:
The Community Hall,
Donegall Avenue,
Roussillon Park,
PO19 6DF

Monday, 9 November 2015

Capoeira Chichester Berimbau Appeal

Instrutor Lua is going to Brazil in December and will be able to get us some berimbaus. 

Some of our students can afford their own, but not everyone. It would be a shame for students to miss out on berimbau practice due to a lack of funds.

The Capoeira Chichester Berimbau Appeal has a goal of raising £210 so that we can buy four berimbaus for the group.

With a new class coming in January which will have more of a focus on music (more details soon), there will be much more opportunity to focus on practicing the instruments and the songs, as well as the physical side.

Please help support the appeal so everyone in Chichester can get the full capoeira experience, thank you!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Weekly roda 8th November

It's been a manic week,  and a nice, but busy weekend. Nice to finish it with the weekly roda:

Here's a nice roda, with contact being made between the players, but no aggression. It clearly shows capoeira is a dance, a fight and a game!

Mestre Acordeon Batizado só Alegria !!!!Obrigado Mestre!
Posted by Mestre Curisco on Tuesday, 20 October 2015