|Frequently Asked Questions
What is Capoeira?
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial arts and an art form.
Is capoeira a dance or fight?
Capoeira is a martial arts that has incorporated dance aspects such as body language and movements as well as instruments.
Do you have beginner classes?
Yes, we have a beginner’s class.
Do I have to be flexible in order to learn capoeira?
No you don’t. You will learn to be flexible in our classes.
At what age can you start capoeira?
You can start Capoeira from 6 years old onwards.
Am I too old for capoeira?
You are never too old for Capoeira, it has no age limits.
What do I need to bring to the clasS?
Your good mood , your bare feet and your will to learn.
Do I need to be fit to do capoeira?
No you don’t. You get fit from the exercise in Capoeira.
Will capoeira help me lose weight?
Yes, of course. It will also bring you peace of mind, body coordination, flexibility and increase your self confidence, all that on top of toning your muscles!
I am asthmatic. Can I still do capoeira?
Please check with your doctor as this depends on the severity of the case. However, from personal experience, Capoeira can help because it will lower your anxiety, which is one of the asthmatic triggers.
Do I need a uniform?
Yes, having a uniform makes you a part of the Capoeira community and it can be bought at the class venue.
What kind of footwear do I need for class?
There is no footwear needed. Part of the tradition is to be barefooted for Capoeira.
What are your payment options?
We accept physical payment by cash and cheques.
I don't speak Portuguese. Can I still do capoeira?
Of course, classes are in English but don’t be surprised if you learn a bit of Portuguese along the way!
What style of capoeira do you teach?
We teach Capoeira regional.
Can I watch a class before joining?
Yes, it is advised for you to come by and have a look first.
I have trained with a different group before, can I join your classes?
You are more than welcome to join us!
Can I have a free trial class?
Yes, of course. For your first time, please wear a comfortable sports outfit (track pants and white t-shirt).