What is Capoeira Angola?

Capoeira Angola fuses fight, dance, music and history. Capoeira developed in Brazil as a resistance movement by African slaves in the 16th century. Together with rituals and culture from Indigenous people, Capoeira evolved into a system of rebellion against colonial oppression.

Capoeira was practised in the plantations; the word means grass field in Tupi-Guarani, one of the Indigenous language in Brazil.

Capoeira is an improvised 'game' of dance-combat 'played' by two participants within a circle of people. The game is directed by live percussion music.

Nowadays Capoeira spreads its inherent benefit of social inclusion

 across the world.

Roberval Do Espirito Santo, well known in the Capoeira Community as Mestre Roberval, was born and lives in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Mestre Roberval is the founder of 'Menino Quem Foi Seu Mestre' group. 

His teachings preserve Capoeira Angola's rich heritage through tradition, music and history which he brings to a new Capoeira generation.  

Mestre Roberval

  •  Enhance health through Fitness, art  music, dance, martial art, fun, and inclusiveness  


  • Empower people to fulfill their own potential using a unique physical way to keep their welbeing


  • Within elements of combat, dance, percussion music, and joy Brighton Capoeira Angola spread its work in the local community to create a positive social impact on young people and adults.

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