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, 26 June 2016

Weekly round up 26th June

After a fantastic trip to Bristol for their workshop and batizado, am really excited for the classes this week, especially as the wrist brace is off and I begin to use my hand again (slowly, slowly!) in class!

In a fortnight it's the 9th International Capoeira Festival in Cheltenham. There's still space in my car, we leave Friday 8th at 16:00 (though if you've got work, we can wait a little for you), and will return Sunday, probably early to mid evening. There's a cracking line up of guest capoeira teachers!



Here's the roda video for this week, from the event at Bristol yesterday. It won't embed, so just follow the link.

See you all in class!


Sunday, 19 June 2016

Weekly round up 19th June

Firstly, happy Fathers' Day to all the dads out there!

Sorry for no post last week - I was busy GCSE marking and simply didn't have the time.

Two big notices this week:

Monday classes are at a new venue and time:
19:30 - 21:00 The Lodge, Greylingwell Park, Chichester, PO19 6YS. £6 for adults, £4 for children.

Saturday 25th sees our road trip to our Oficina da Capoeira family in Bristol for a workshop and kids' batizado, followed by a BBQ. There is still some space in my car, so let me know if you'd like to come - we'll be leaving Chichester at 07:30. Full details of the event are here.

We'll finish with a video of Contra Mestre Nego Teta and Mestre JoĆ£ozinho in the roda. For those there on Thursday, have a look for what we were learning about - playing with each other; each move have intent behind it, even if it doesn't make contact; and above all the playfulness in the game:



Sunday, 5 June 2016

Weekly round up 5th of June

Two big announcements this week to remind you of:

Firstly, the Monday classes are changing, come to the first at our new venue tomorrow:

19:30 - 21:00 The Lodge, Greylingwell Park, Chichester, PO19 6YS. £6 for adults, £4 for children.

Secondly, our festival planned for this August has had to be postponed - it's not been cancelled! We'll turn this into an advantage though, it means an extra year of preparation, so we can come back bigger and better next year! Thanks to everyone for your support and understanding with this!

We'll finish with a video of Mestre Ray in the roda with Mestre King:


Thursday, 2 June 2016

Capoeira festival postponed until 2017

It is with regret that I am postponing this event until next year. Advance sales were lower than expected, and so to ensure the event can run without incurring debt, I will spend the extra year finding funding, so that I can come back with a bigger and better event next year.

Thank you for your interest, see you for the Festival in 2017!