Capoeira Programs

How to begin your capoeira training in Seattle?

Claim your free trial now. After claiming your free trial than sign our waiver at this link before coming to your free trial class. Wear comfortable clothing, please no shorts. Expect to be barefoot for your training. Come with a positive attitude, a brand new capoeira notebook, a towel and a water bottle.  

Basic Training

The Masters and Professors at the Seattle Capoeira Center have developed the most beginner friendly capoeira program in the United States. Contramestre Mangangá has crafted an intricate movement curriculum for new students to learn the most authentic capoeira available. Students will spend their valuable time learning traditional and modern techniques to make them into the best capoeira players they want to be. All levels will have to pass through this class before going to the Specific and Live trainin courses. 

Capoeira for Kids

Our capoeira for children program is the largest kids program in the Pacific Northwest area. Syed Taqi is the head instructor of kids capoeira program and with over 15 years teaching kids he has developed a serious learning environment. We have a mixed aged format where children from ages 4 to 12 learn the art together. Each class is based on our 3 principles of learning skills, Focus, Discipline, and Respect. Experinced kids move on to learning about Achievement, Community, and Leadership. Contact us today to schedule for your free capoeira kids class. 

Specific Training

Seattle Capoeira Center students familiar with the basic training sequences have the opportunity to dive deeper into the nuances of the movements and African-Brazilian culture  We will introduce the advanced sequences 101-300 in this class. The capoeira teacher will choose specific areas to strengthen your capoeira game in each and every class.

Live Training

Seattle Capoeira Center is the only school that offers members times to meet and play capoeira without any restrictions. This is our version of an open mat. Live training is where people can come together and develop their own creative ways playing capoeira.

Music Training

Seattle Capoeira Center greatly respects the norms and traditions of this ancient African martial art from Brazil. We offer multiple opportunities a week to learn Portuguese, capoeira songs, and capoeira instruments each and every week. 

Coaching Program

This program is for anyone seriously looking to dive into the art of capoeira. You will get a personalized regimen that is designed specifically for your goals. Please talk to Contramestre Mangangá if you are interested in the Coaching Program.

Weekly Traditional Capoeira Roda

You and your family are welcome to the only weekly capoeira roda* in the Pacific Northwest hosted by the Washington Capoeira Center. 

We welcome all families to watch and learn something new about a culture from Brazil. This event is great for kids and experienced capoeira players. All capoeira groups are welcome. 

Kids can play from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and adults can play from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. All adult capoeira players are encouraged to come and play with the youth at 2:00 pm. This is an intergenerational event that is designed to build and preserve community and culture in the PNW.

This event is free to the public and made possible by  4Culture, Shunpike and Capoeira Life (NPO)

Thank you and we hope to play capoeira with you very soon.

*Capoeira is an African-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century by enslaved Africans seeking to win their liberation. It is known for its quick and complex maneuvers, predominantly using intelligence, guile, strength, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins, flips and other techniques.

The roda is a circle formed by capoeira players and musical instruments, where every participant sings songs and claps their hands following the music. Two capoeira players enter the roda and play the game according to the style required by the musical rhythm.

About Shunpike
Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. Our not-for-profit program Capoeira Life is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.