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Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art which combines elements of self-defence, acrobatics, music, dance and rituals in an elegant and magnetic way. Originating among slaves, Capoeira games are played as a disguise of their practicing of fight moves. If you're interested, here's an excellent article about Capoeira.

The Capoeira Association Aprendendo Angola has been running regular Capoeira training sessions at the LSE since 2007. Our group is known for being very open and friendly; we welcome anyone who is interested in exploring and researching this art form with us, from complete beginners to experienced students, across all age groups. We see Capoeira not only as a form of exercise or skills training but as an opportunity to create communities of people with a common passion for Afro-Brazilian music, history, fight and dance.


Weekly classes for the 2019/20 term are on:

  • Saturdays 12 - 2 pm (Old Gym, LSE Old Building)
  • Tuesdays 8 - 9.30 pm (Old Gym, LSE Old Building) 
    more focused on basics, suitable for beginners

*Your first class is absolutely free with purchase of our standard membership (only for students).


Fees for the 2018/19 term are as follows:

LSE students

(standard membership must be bought before any of these rates apply)

  • 1-month bundle (approx. 8 classes) - £20
  • 1-term bundle (approx. 22 classes) - £35
  • 1-year bundle (Michaelmas + Lent + Summer Terms) - £75

Pay per session

  • Members - £3
  • Non-members - £5

*Class bundles are effective from the date of your purchase.

Students from other universities

Pay per session

  • Non-members - £5


Per session

  • Tuesdays - £7
  • Saturdays - £10

*Class bundles are effective from the date of your purchase.


For more information contact our club captain Abhishek:, or Adam:
or just turn up during one of our classes to speak to us!

Join our LSE Capoeira Facebook group for updates & info about trainings and external events!
Or follow us on Instagram to see the art in action.
For more information about Capoeira Angola in London visit: