Learn Capoeira

Northern Gold Goast
Sydney's Lower North Shore

Get fit to the rhythm of Brazilian beats
in the funnest sport in the world


Capoeira is a deep and holistic Afro-Brazilian art form that transcends martial arts, music and ritual and is a philosophical framework for approaching and interacting with the others and the world at large. This beautiful game offers the world a tool and methodology to embrace the highest aspirations of the human spirit: freedom, joy, wisdom.
Join our community- passionate and supportive practitioners of Capoeira, the art that UNESCO declared an intangible cultural heritage in 2014...

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    What is Capoeira

    Capoeira is a unique Afro-Brazilian martial art that blends dance, music, song, acrobatics and fight into a game that offers the world a tool and methodology to embrace the highest aspirations of the human spirit: liberty, joy, freedom, and wisdom.
    Capoeira is roughly 500 years old and was developed in Brazil by African slaves. It is the only surviving Martial Art native to the New World. Capoeira is more than just another martial art, as it is an art of expression, play and personal interaction developed in the oppressive atmosphere and environment of slavery of colonial Brazil.

    Capoeira Australis' "What is Capoeira" page is awesome!
    Check out Wikipedia definition!
    Encyclopedia Britannica has a go defining Capoeira!
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    Our Grupo

    Mestre Torpedo founded our Associação de Capoeira, with our grand masters, Mestre Cabeça and Mestre Sapo, as our "padrinhos".

    Coming soon, promise!
  • Our Lineage

    Mestre Besouro
    Mestre Roque
    Mestre Poeira
    Mestre Cabeça
    Mestre Torpedo
    Mestre Lobo
    Professora Pantera Negra
    Professor Guerreiro/Mouhamed
    Professor Rabo de Arraia
    Instrutor Que Som
    Instrutor Simpatico
    Instrutor Cabeludo
    Instrutora Arame
    Instrutora Passarinha
    Instrutor Lenço
    Instrutor Marrom
    Instrutor Canivete
    Monitor Buda

    See all the way back to Mestre Tio Alípio!
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    Sequência da Graduação

    Please click below to see our ranking system google doc.

    Sistema de Cordas

Don’t think, begin today!

Our group class is open to all ages, where everyone gets individual attention and exercises tailored to your level of fitness. Private lessons are also available.

Our Academies

First Class

Northern Gold Coast

Supported by GCCC Active and Healthy Program

Upper Coomera Community Centre
Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm
Fridays 9:30am - 10:30am (during school Terms only)
Saturdays 9:30am - 10:30am
Call Nina on 0468469100

Last class for 2023 is Wednesday 20/12/2023

2024 Classes re-open Saturday 06/01/2024

New year class times and locations:
Upper Coomera Community Centre Hall 1
Wednesdays 5pm-6pm
Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am
Pimpama Sports Hub Hall 1
Fridays 9am-10am School terms only

All inquiries for classes and Capoeira workshops for OSHC, schools and vacation care contact 0468469100 or capoeirafitness4life@gmail.com

Chatswood academy

Lower North Shore

CHATSWOOD ACADEMIA @ Cranks rooftop, 352A Penshurst St
Our Chatswood CADEMIA is an open air training arena on the rooftop of Cranks bicycle store on the corner of Victora Ave & Penshurst St, Chatswood. Our building address is 141 Victoria Ave, Chatswood. The entry is on Penshurst St. The address to put into your map app is Cranks 352A Penshurst St, Chatswood NSW 2067. Parking is on the street along Penshurst street and in Terminus Lane.

Classes for Adults & Teens- all levels
Monday to Friday 6:15pm
Friday 7pm Roda

"Instrutor" corda & up training
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 12pm

Please email Jensen@CapoeiraAu.org or call 0410880683 to let us know the first time you will attend.
You can use ACTIVE KIDS & CREATIVE KIDS vouchers for your Capoeira classes.

Expert Trainers

Our teachers have years of experience in the art of Capoeira, and are trained in anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit and progress in the art of Capoeira.

Northern Gold Coast Academy

Mestre Torpedo

Presidente & Fundador

Our Capoeira master is a Rio de Janeiro native who has over 40 years experience in our art. Before settling in Australia, our mestre taught and performed Capoeira in Spain (Madrid, Tenerife, Canary Island), Argentina, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Maldives, Cambodia and Philippines. Mestre Torpedo was the 1st Capoeira master to live and teach long term in Thailand and the Philippines, and is a pioneer in Asia. He now lives on the Gold Coast.

Full profile coming soon, promise!
Sydney Academy

Mestre Lobo

Our Sydney academy is headed by the Asia Pacific Capoeira Champion as crowned by the Superliga Brasileira de Capoeira in 2002. A practitioner of Capoeira for 27 years, Lobo was awarded his "Mestre" graduation by Mestre Torpedo on 4 Nov 2023. Mestre Lobo set up academies and taught Capoeira around Asia and all around Sydney- Avalon, Burwood, Beecroft, Chatswood, Dee Why, Hornsby, Killara, Millers Point, Maroubra, Mosman, Narabeen, Penrith, Redfern, St Ives, Wahroonga. Mestre Lobo taught and lived in Bangkok, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu and Manila. Many of those classes continue to this day under his students. He has awarded the official Capoeira rank of “Professor” and "Instrutor" to 11 of his students in Philippines and Australia, and now after 13 years living in Asia has returned to Sydney...

Full profile coming soon, promise!
Northern Gold Coast Academy

Professora Pantera Negra

"Absolutely in love with Capoeira and I am very passionate and driven to share this amazing art form... I believe the benefits are endless where it truly and positively boosts our mindset and general health and wellbeing. I believe Capoeira compliments our day to day living and it makes our participants and supporters feel very inclusive."
Professora Pantera Negra began her martial arts journey teaching and competing in full contact and non-contact Karate tournaments in local, state and national competitions, as well as champions in Kata (Formation) for Kyokushin Kai Kan. The real love affair with Capoeira started in 2008 when she started learning our art and other Brazilian and South American dance.

Full profile coming soon, promise!

Pro Bono

Our Australian academies fund pro bono Capoeira classes at orphanages and foundations in the Philippines. While living in Cebu City, our Sydney head teacher, ContraMestre Lobo, with his students, Monitor Coruja and Professor Rabo de Arraia, began pro bono Capoeira classes at 5 community centres and orphanages. Those classes continue today, taught by the 8 instructors in Cebu, most classes run by Professor Rabo de Arraia. Our orphanage classes are financed by our Gold Coast and Sydney classes and our students’ donations.

Follow our Philippines academy's facebook page or pro bono class news

We are proud to continue funding pro bono Capoeira classes in Cebu City, where ContraMestre Lobo's mother grew up. We want to teach at every orphanage in the Philippines, and can reach more through your donations, or just by joining our classes. Capoeira, as a holistic art, can develop children's bodies, motor skills, reflexes, co-ordination, rhythm, musical ability, voices and confidence, all in a joyous atmosphere.


Email: capoeirafitness4life@gmail.com
Mobile: 0468469100

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Email: Jensen@Capoeira.ph
Mobile: 0410880683

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