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What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music, dance and gymnastics. It was created in Brazil by slaves brought from Africa, especially from present day Angola some time after the 16th century.

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Train with us

Get healthier and keep fit

Improve your body coordination and rhythm

Learn to play new instruments

Learn Portuguese language

Meet new people and make new friends

Have Fun

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Cultural Exchange 2017

3-7 May, 2017

The annual Cultural Exchange event, called a Batizado (or “baptism”), is a 3–day event which includes a series of special Capoeira workshops taught by visiting teachers, rodas, demonstrations and music workshops. It is a celebration of Capoeira traditions and culture.

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Special Offers

2 for 1

If you bring a friend to class both of you will pay only 50% of your membership or class fee!


We offer various classes in South East London and Essex (Chelmsford, Romford)

  • Capoeira for adults: beginners and advanced students
  • Capoeira for kids
  • Parents & Children classes
  • Portuguese lessons

Community Projects

The Aluaiê Capoeira charity is a non-profit organisation which objective is to promote and to use Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian Arts to improve the life of the members of the community. The following projects are supported in 2014:

  • Children's Project
  • Parent & Children Project
  • Young people's Project (11 to 17 year olds)
  • Special Needs Children's Project
  • Vulnerable Adults Integration Project