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.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year/Feliz Ano Novo

Happy New Year!

I hope you have had a great Christmas and have started 2016 well. It's going to be an exciting year for us! We will now have two classes a week, there are capoeira workshops planned for January 30th and May 28th (our group's first birthday!), and the Chichester's first International Capoeira Festival August 5th - 7th.

Classes resume on Thursday 7th.

Every Monday (from 11th)
The Community Hall, Donegall Avenue, Roussillon Park, Chichester, 
PO19 6DF
17:30 - 18:30 (children only: £3)
18:30 - 19:30 (open to all: adults £4, children £3 or £5 for both)

Every Thursday
Grit Gym, Station Approach, Chichester
PO19 8GA
19:30 - 21:00 (open to all: adults £6, children £4)

There are also two special offers for January:

1. Half price lessons:
For those that have been to capoeira before: Introduce your friends to capoeira. If you bring a friend or friends to a class, you can get your class half price (your friend(s) will get their first class free). For all the subsequent classes you attend together in January, you can all get them half price.

For those entirely new to capoeira: Your first class is free, and after that the above offer will stand for you, as you have been to capoeira before. This will also stand if you started as a group - by all means introduce new friends, but if you keep coming as a group, you can all get half price lessons.

2. Half price workshop:
In addition, there will be a raffle to attend the workshop on the 30th with Contra Mestre Cobra for half price. For every lesson you attend in January your name will go in the hat - the more lessons you attend, the higher your chances!

So here's to 2016, remember what Mestrando Primo says:






Sunday, 13 December 2015

Weekly roda 13th December

Today's roda features Mestre Maxwel and Mestrando Primo. It's from London in 2009 - one of the things I love about capoeira is the events that bring the capoeiristas from all over the UK (and further) together.



I'm really pleased to be in a position to organise events like this myself now, and hope that you will be able to make our first workshop with a guest instructor, Contra Mestre Cobra from Nago. Not only will it be a fantastic event, but it will also raise funds to help his mother in law's battle with cancer.

The event is on the 30th January, 14:00 - 16:00, and will be at The Community Hall, Donegal Avenue, Roussillon Park, Chichester, PO19 6DF, the same venue as our new Monday classes.

It will only cost £15, and will follow with a social evening in Portsmouth, as it's a couple of days after my birthday.

Hope to see you all there, any questions, please ask!

Finally, a quick reminder that we are having our class on Friday this week, and that it is the last class until January.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Christmas/New Year Class Times

Here are the details for classes over the Christmas period:

17th - no lesson as it's parents' evening for me.

18th - last lesson before Christmas. Grit Gym, 20:00 - 21:30

24th December - No lesson for Christmas Eve.

31st December - No lesson for New Year's Eve.

7th January - Grit Gym classes back to normal, 19:30 - 21:00 on Thursdays

11th January NEW CLASSES! 17:30 - 18:30 Childrens' class, 18:30 - 19:30 Class for all. Community Hall, Roussillon Park.

Also, a huge thank you to all those who help with the Berimbau Appeal, I'm very pleased to say that our group will have five berimbaus come the New Year thanks to your support!

Muito obrigado!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Weekly roda 6th December

Well, it's the first post for advent, and with this meant to be a season of peace, what better than capoeria brining people together in the West Bank?




Meninas do Oriente Médio se entregam à capoeiraA capoeira na Cisjordânia ganhou mais adeptos que imaginavam os autores do projeto. Segundo a ONU, o esporte traz um bem estar físico para os afetados pelo conflito.
Posted by Mestrecal Manhumirim on Saturday, 28 February 2015
I'll repost this information again,but here are lessons over the Christmas and New Year period:

10th December, 19:30 as normal in Grit Gym.

17th - no lesson as it's parents' evening for me.

18th - last lesson before Christmas. Grit Gym, 20:00 - 21:30

24th December - No lesson for Christmas Eve.

31st December - No lesson for New Year's Eve.

7th January - Grit Gym classes back to normal, 19:30 - 21:00 on Thursdays

11th January NEW CLASSES! 17:30 - 18:30 Childrens' class, 18:30 - 19:30 Class for all. Community Hall, Roussillon Park