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Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art developed by enslaved Africans centuries ago. It combines fighting with dance, play, theatre, rhythms and music. Capoeira exercises help to develop balance, resistance, and motor coordination. Practicing capoeira also means learning to sing its songs and to play its instruments, which provide the background and atmosphere to play in the circle. Because of this fascinating combination of physical activity and Afro-Brazilian culture, capoeira has been winning followers all over the UK since the 1990s. Capoeira societies are active at many UK universities.

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Our Aims

  • Encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to practice capoeira
  • Teach capoeira songs (originally in Portuguese) and how to play the instruments in the roda
  • Promote the culture of capoeira, historically known to empower its practitioners in an environment of respect and self-awareness;
  • Engage with other capoeira groups in the UK and abroad


Our Objectives

  • Hold weekly classes during the Autumn and Spring term
  • Promote capoeira events and performances on campus, with guests from other groups 
  • Organise tours to visit other capoeira groups in the UK and abroad 


Special training for beginners
Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall - Seminar Room (LH1.12)
Special training day designed for beginners, but open to all levels, since anyone can always improve their practice by polishing up the basic movements of capoeira.


Fresher's Fair
Capoeira Society's Stall

Our first freshers' fair was a blast!



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