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.


Due to reopen as of Mon 12th April.

Join us online meanwhile:

  • Tue 8.15-9.15pm – Handstands class
  • Thu 11-12pm – Flexibility/Strengthening/Fluidity

Book a class


Onsite training will be according to the Government guidelines: starting with open training sessions for adults (where individuals can train, guided by the instructor), non-contact and social distanced etc. We look forward to resuming contact training as soon as we are permitted to.

We look forward to welcoming you


Training must be pre-booked.

Start with a FREE trial class

Children’s Classes – onsite

  • Saturday 1.30 – 2.30pm (for Yrs 3-7)

Teens’ Classes – onsite

  • Saturday 12.15-1.15pm (for Yrs 8-12)

Adult Timetable – onsite

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

Book a class (adults/teens)

Book a class (kids):

For kids – contact us on 0208 203 0500 / office@dynamicselfdefence.com


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