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.

Photos, videos and links

Here is an interview about capoeira I did on Simon Mayo's Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2 (apologies for the poor sound quality, but I didn't have the best equipment to record it from the iPlayer):

Here are some photos from the Chichester group's adventures, as well as a few from Graduado Kung Fu's past:

Graduado Kung Fu, Saudade and Neo at the Get Active Festival.
Workshop in Chichester with Mestrando Primo 25th July 2015
The first class for Oficina da Capoeira, Chichester!
(Left to right from back) Rui, Mestrando Primo, Graduado Lua,
Monitor Kung Fu, Traquina, and Monitor Ace Ventura at Let's Play Capoeira 2015, Swansea

Waiting to play in the roda - lots of Oficina luminaries in the background!
Including Mestre Ray, Mestrando Primo, Professor Neguinho and Graduado Lua
With Graduado Lua (left) and Mestrando Primo (right) at my wedding.
Photo by Tony Whitmore Photography.
In Brazil. Mestre Ray is behind the atabaque (drum), and
I'm to his right. 
Oficina da Capoeira is international, and there isn't the space to list all the groups. Here are the contact details for Oficina da Capoeira in Europe, and our HQ in Brazil.


Mestrando Primo supervises Oficina da Capoeira in the UK.

Here are the other UK teachers:

Instrutor Lua - Stroud and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Estagiaro Riscado - Bristol

Monitor AxĂ© - Worcester, Worcestershire


Professor Neguinho - Hoeselt, Belgium

Instrutor Golfinho - Leuven, Belgium


Mestre Ray - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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