Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines movement, acrobatics and musicality to enhance general well-being, improve fitness, build strength, flexibility and technique. It is adapted to suit different ages and abilities, from beginners to experienced practitioners.


January 2021

National lockdown update: we are currently CLOSED.

Join us online meanwhile

Classes or Open training sessions (where individuals can train, guided by the instructor) will resume once the Government permits us to reopen.

Contact/non-contact, social distancing etc will all be in accordance with Government guidelines.

We look forward to welcoming you as soon as we can.


Training must be pre-booked.

Start with a FREE trial class

Children’s Classes

  • Saturdays at 1.15-2.15pm – mixed level

Contact us to book a place (for Yrs 2-9)

Teens (13-16 yrs) Classes

  • Saturdays at 12.15-1.05pm NEW CLASS starts in Jan, mixed level

Adult Timetable:

  • Tuesday 1.30-2.30pm Beginners
  • Thursday 8.30-9.30pm Mixed Level

To book (adult sessions):

Download the DSD Academy app (for iphone) or via Google Playstore (for Android) OR select Login from the menu.


Good for agility and fast reflexes

Capoeira is all about reacting quickly to evade, trick or ‘attack’ your opponent. Regular practice builds fast reflexes and superior agility.

Enhances flexibility

Unlike many sports and activities, Capoeira takes the body in all directions. It bends, twists, curls and stretches, developing mobility throughout the joints and muscles.

Boosts heart

Weight-bearing movement in all directions is demanding on the cardiovascular system, increasing stamina.

Improves balance

Coordinates upper and lower body movements, as well as moves that require balancing on one leg or hand.

Strengthens upper body

Many of the moves, including handstands and cartwheels, require taking the body’s full weight through the hands, so strengthening upper arms, chest, shoulders and back.

Capoeira Instructor