What style of Capoeira do the LSC teach?
Do I need to get fit before joining?
What do I need to wear to class?
Please wear a pair of tracksuit trousers and a t-shirt – shorts are not allowed.
The London School of Capoeira uniform won’t be required for the first workshop attended at the LSC, but from the second course.
Is Capoeira a contact martial art form?
There are many styles of Capoeira and many approaches to the game. Some schools follow the martial art aspect, with more emphasis on the fight and contact between the players, others focus more on the Capoeira tradition and development of the game.
At the London School of Capoeira, we, the masters, like to guide students to develop their physical abilities, technique, discipline and respect for other fellow students during the training and game of Capoeira. The self defence and self preservation aspect is built into the training within a respectful environment.
Can anyone join Capoeira?
Capoeira is open to everyone. We run lessons for children as young as 7, for teenagers and adults. There’s a place for everyone who wish to learn and develop their physical abilities, rhythm, confidence, group work and musicality. We look forward to welcoming you at the LSC.
What is a “Capoeira Batizado”?
“A Capoeira Batizado” is a celebration in which capoeiristas are graded by experienced Masters and during which live Capoeira music, the “Roda” (the circle of Capoeira), and the jogo de Capoeira (the game), all contribute to a vivid and exhilarating cultural event.
When students identify themselves with a style or group of Capoeira, he or she will develop their technique, knowledge and discipline based on the chosen style and group. A Capoeira grading works as a milestone to the student’s development; it is a personal project that the LSC students are encouraged to work towards.