FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is capoeira?

Capoeira is a unique non-contact martial art originating from Brazil that combines acrobatics, combat techniques, dance and music. Capoeira is a great way to get fit in a supportive social environment.

Take a look at this video taken by our partner school Simplesmente Capoeira Spain to get a better idea of what capoeira is all about.

When do you offer classes?

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Please note that kids and teens classes are held during the NZ school term.
Adults classes are held year round.

Where do you have classes?

We teach classes in two Central Auckland locations – Remuera and Orakei. See our full schedule here for specific locations and maps.

Who teaches the classes?

David (Graduado Cabeça) teaches our Auckland classes. Graduado Cabeca has over 15 years experience in capoeira, including experience teaching classes and workshops in Spain and New Zealand.

How much do classes cost and how do I pay?

Childrens and Teens Classes: $90 per school term. If a child starts later in the term, we will adjust the price accordingly.

Adults 10 class pass: $130

Adults casual classes: $15

School term payments and 10 class passes can be paid via online banking.

Casual class payments can be made in cash on the day.

Can I try a class before signing up for the term?

Yes! We offer the first class for free, so everyone can give capoeira a go before signing up.

What should I wear?

Comfortable sports clothes and bare feet!

What should I bring?

A water bottle, energy and a desire to learn.

Are uniforms available?

Yes, uniforms are available for purchase. Please note that as uniforms are sourced from overseas, you may need to wait for your size to become available. For more information on uniforms, please contact capoeiranewzealand@gmail.com

Are your classes suitable for beginners?

Yes! We offer mixed level classes and beginners are very welcome.

Do I need to book to attend?

As a courtesy, we recommend getting in touch prior to your first class. Simply contact capoeiranewzealand@gmail.com or get in touch via our Facebook page.

I have trained with another group previously. Am I welcome to join your classes?

Yes! Everyone is welcome to join our classes.

What style of capoeira do you teach?

We teach capoeira contemporanea (contemporary capoeira).

Do you offer capoeira classes or workshops for schools?

Yes! Schools can request beginners workshops suited to their curriculum requirements. For more information, please contact capoeiranewzealand@gmail.com

Do you offer capoeira for events?

Yes! We are happy to offer workshops and demonstrations for events. For more information, please contact capoeiranewzealand@gmail.com