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.

What is capoeira?

Capoeira originated from the slaves that were brought to Brazil from Africa during the slave trade. They mixed their own traditions and culture with those that they found in Brazil, and  capoeira was born.

Capoeira is a mix of martial arts, dance and music, and has been called the dance fight game. Whilst the kicks and flips can be highly acrobatic, don't be put off if you are new to sport and exercise. Capoeira is open to all, and all levels of fitness are welcome.

Capoeira will help increase your fitness - especially flexibility, endurance and balance. You will also get to learn music and songs, as well as the culture, history and philosophy of capoeira.

Capoeira is as much as you want it to be. There is a lot to learn, but you can take it at your own pace.

To start capoeira, you will just need tracksuit bottoms and a t shirt. You will end up spending some of your time upside down, so make sure it's not too baggy so it doesn't end up in your face.

If you have any more questions, please email them to chichester.capoeira@gmail.com