About our classes

LSCH Classes and courses

Welcome to the London School of Capoeira – a Capoeira school which values quality, discipline, health and personal development.
The London School of Capoeira run classes and courses for adults and children age 7-14.
We teach Capoeira as a game of skill, creativity, fun and discipline.

During all lessons we aim to help participants to:

Develop an awareness of the importance of thorough warm-up.
Develop core skills of co-ordination, strength, flexibility and stamina.
Teach Capoeira footwork, building on the movement basics of each general type (advancing, evading and basic Capoeira acrobatics).
Teach  Capoeira sequences of linked movements with a partner.
Teach the principles of the game of Capoeira
Teach how to apply the movements learned within the Roda (the circle where Capoeira takes place).
Develop the playfulness within us all
Learn about Capoeira Music and culture

Capoeira Music
Capoeira music is an essential part of Capoeira tradition. Combining singing with percussion, Capoeira music provides energy and rhythm to the game. Tales are told through songs sung in Portuguese, which convey Brazilian history and the history of Capoeira.

We teach Capoeira songs and how to play the percussive instruments used during the games of Capoeira;  the reco-reco (the scraper), the agogo (the cowbell), the pandeiro (the tambourine) and the atabaque (drum). The main instrument, the BERIMBAU, is taught separately during the berimbau lesson.

Who teaches the classes?
One of the two qualified masters; Master Marcos or Master Silvia with 50 years experience between them. The class is often assisted by trainee teachers with over two years teaching experience. Master Marcos and Master Silvia studied with the same Capoeira master, Master Sombra of the Association of Capoeira Senzala of Santos, São Paulo, Brasil.

What do I need to wear?
Participants will be asked to wear a pair of tracksuit trousers and a t-shirt  when trying the lessons for the first time (shorts are not allowed).
The London School of Capoeira uniform won’t be required for the first 6-8 lessons attended during the classes for beginners. The LSCH uniform is required during the lessons for regulars.

Can I visit the school to watch a class?
You are welcome to visit the London School of Capoeira and view a class. Please note that the LSCH masters will be available to answer any of your questions regarding the lessons at the end of the class.

We are happy to help:
Please call 020 281 2020 or email: info@londonschoolofcapoeira.com
The London School of Capoeira, Units 1 and 2 Leeds Place, Tollington Park
London N4 3RF / Finsbury Park tube station – Wells Terrace Exit
Victoria and Piccadilly lines

Capoeira has travelled around the world, in the form of a game, thriving as an expression of life and resistance.  By working on practical exercises and patterns of movement you will learn sequences through repetition of action so that you can master basic features of the art form.

“Capoeira is everything the mouth eats” – Mestre Pastinha

“Stupid is the capoeirista who lets himself be grabbed; even more stupid is he who grabs” – Master Bimba

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pelé (Brazilian Football player).