Capoeira

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Classes every Tuesday 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm @ QMotion Body mind studio. Saturday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ QMotion Body mind studio. Thursdays 7:00 pm -19:30 pm @ Limehouse Townhall.

Capoeira is a Afro-Brazilian game, somewhere between a martial art and a dance.  The movements are acrobatic and fluid and require flexibility and strength to perform. Capoeira is great fun to play, and our club aims to teach the physical skills, the music and the culture of Brazil while offering a vibrant social scene and an excellent way to stay in shape. 

Sessions

We welcome anyone to come and try capoeira at any of our regular sessions. The first session is free and there is no selection process or minimum skill level. We train Tuesdays's 7:15-8:45 pm and Saturdays 3:30 pm -5:30 pm at the Qmotion Mind and Body Studio. All are welcome – just be sure to bring loose fitting clothes and plenty of water. (Theres also a session on Thursday 7:00 pm in Limehouse Townhall. Please don't forget to mention you are student.)

How to get involved

  1. Join the Facebook group and get in contact with the club committee members.
  2. Attend the taster session - this first session is free!
  3. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
  4. Enjoy! Take part in the sessions, and play in the rodas and events.

Personal Fitness

QMSU offers a gym on the Mile End campus, Qmotion, as well as a sister-gym in Charterhouse Square, Fitness to Practice, both with competitive student membership rates. This is ideal for students who want to purchase a gym membership - which is separate from a Club Sport subs - to improve and maintain peak physical fitness.

With every gym membership, you get a free 60 minute one-to-one session with trained instructors which includes:

  • A personalised gym programme tailored to your own fitness goals;
  • A full demonstration of exercise and techniques, and guidance on resistance machines;
  • Information and advice on nutrition;
  • A 60 minute review session every 6-8 weeks to re-evaluate and re-customise a new programme to avoid plateaus

Society Schedule for 2022-2023.

  • Classes every Tuesday 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm and Saturday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Qmotion Body mind studio (Tell the reception you are there for Capoeira they'll direct you!)
    Every third Thursday of the month music focused class teaching different traditional Brazilian rythms, samba, maculele, coco, maxixe, etc
    Classes will also focus on teaching Portuguese language with reference to the martial art moved and cultural references related to the history of the development of Capoeira 

    10th December capoeira Christmas workshop with special guest teacher Mestre Israel. Followed by dinner and karaoke.

    Christmas break 13th December Tuesday last lesson for the 2022 year.

    Resume classes every Tuesday 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm and Saturday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm on the second week of January

    8th April spring workshop and meal at Brazilian themed restaurant 

    10th June Yearly grading and belt change (Batizado). Day of workshops with special guest teachers (Mestre Israel, Mestre Hiram, Mestre Tozinho, Contra-mestre Liong, Contra-mestre Criss, Professor Bruno, Professor Julio).

    30th June group trip to Czech Republic Capoeira retreat

  • (Theres also a session on Thursday 7:00 pm in Limehouse Townhall . Please don't forget to mention you are student.)
  • Sessions are at a discounted cost for students and members because we need to book the space at a cost...

Contact details

President: Berk Unaltuna (b.unaltuna@se20.qmul.ac.uk)

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