Capoeira is an individual practice that has its place within a social, interactive group.
It’s a journey of self-discovery. Brazilian Capoeira is steeped in traditions and ritual’s that have made it one of the most interesting games in the world. We believe that what was valuable in the past is now even more valuable in today’s technology-driven life. The benefits of practice are endless and include sustainable good physical well being, musical mind development and left and right co-ordination growth.
Classes vary but generally start with a group warm-up, waking our bodies and minds ready for learning. We then either learn something new or recap on the previous techniques taught. We pay special attention to basic movements and how to use them. We take care of new people until they are familiar with the moves and capoeira generally. We teach men, women and young people in London and Greater London and have other groups in Berlin, Melbourne and Reading. We believe that practising capoeira can really develop the individual.
You will need to focus and dedicate time and effort to get the results you are looking for. CapoRumba events are part of the curriculum and make up an important part of the learning process.
UR Capoeira is centred around traditional Brazilian capoeira teachings which include music, song, dance, acrobatics and rituals used by capoeira groups around the world. Whatever level or place you are at – our teachings will bring you something. If you are already a capoeira practitioner we will help you develop insight and vision in the various ways to play. If you are a complete beginner we will hold your hand and guide you until you are ready to stand alone.
What we achieve in the gameplay of Capoeira is transferred into real life by you. We believe that feeling healthier, stronger, flexible and agile from capoeira training stimulates and motivates you to pursue a better life. Master Fantasma and UR Capoeira group have been producing great results with individuals from many varied backgrounds for over 30 years.
Capoeira of today – the Bahian version – is strongly influenced by dancers – Yoruba, Candomble, samba among others – However Capoeira is clearly a fighting expression but the ability to feel and adapt to different types of rhythms remain essential for musicians and players alike.