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, 27 November 2016

Latest news

It's becoming a little tricky to both be a dad and to update this website every week, so there'll be a little change to the "Weekly update". I'll be calling it the "Latest news", and will update as often as is needed.

Firstly, this Thursday there won't be a formal class - I have to be at school. However, the venue will be available for you to use for practice, for free. Monday class is as normal. 

A reminder that we can place an order for some capoeira trousers - they're £35 each. If you'd like a pair, then money needs to be with me by 1st December which is this Thursday. As there's no class then, you can either give it on Monday, or I can give you the bank details for you to transfer it.

For those coming to the UK celebration of 20 years of Oficina da Capoeira, we need to know what food you would like for the meal after. Here is the menu, please let me know by 31st November.


In the New Year we have a lot of workshops and events to look forward to, the first of those is a workshop with Mestrando Primo in Chcihester on 28th January. 

The other big event to put in your diaries is 11th - 13th August where we will have the First International Capoeira Festival. More details soon.

Even if the frequency of the updates has changed, will still always finish with a video of a roda!




Sunday, 6 November 2016

Weekly update 6th November

Apologies for no update last week - being a parent can get in the way of these things! Classes are still on as normal though.

Some useful resources to share this week, which I also mentioned in class last week.

Here's the post on the berimbau (and other capoeira instruments) and this is the app that can help with your songs and percussion practice - on Android and on iPhone.

On 25th November, Mestrando Primo will be giving a workshop in Bristol. Unfortunately, I'll not be able to make it, but by all means head down.

For those (like me!) unable to get there, don't forget Mestrando Primo will be giving a workshop with us here in Chichester on 28th January.

Before that, we celebrate 20 years of Oficina da Capoeira on 10th December in Cheltenham.

For those wanting to get abada (capoeira trousers), I'll need the money by December the first, and Primo will them to us when he visits in January.

We also talked in class last week of angola and regional capoeira, look at the difference between this angola roda:


and this regional roda: