Learn Capoeira

Lahug, Canduman, Liloan school & orphanage classes
More locations coming soon

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 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

    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

Cebuano students in class

Lahug Academia

Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm @ CITIGYM
Address: L/G Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City
Click for CITIGYM FB page
Teacher: Professor Rabo de Arraia
Ph: 0949 563 5949

Chatswood academy

Canduman Academia

Thursdays 7:00pm-8:00pm @ Seven Stars Mixed Martial Arts Gym
Address: North Zion Centrale H. Abellana St Canduman, Mandaue City 6014

Click for 7Stars MMA FB page
Teacher: Professor Rabo de Arraia
Ph: 0949 563 5949

Liloan Class

Liloan Academy

Tuesdays 6pm & Saturdays 4pm
@ Azoti Cafe, 4th Floor of Countess Pension House
Address: Poblacion, Liloan, Cebu

Click for Azoti Cafe FB page
Teacher: Instrutor Cabeludo & Instrutora Passarinha
Ph: 0922 816 9789


"Graduação de Instrutor" / Instructor corda & up training

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 9am
@32 Sanson Condominium gym, Sanson Rd, Lahug, Cebu
Teacher: Mestre Lobo

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. Mestre Torpedo lived and taught Capoeira full time in Manila for 4 years and has since migrated to 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 Cebu academy was founded by the first and only Filipino Mestre in the history of Capoeira. A practitioner of Capoeira for 27 years, Lobo was awarded his "Mestre" graduation by Mestre Torpedo on 4 Nov 2023. Mestre Lobo was crowned the Asia Pacific Capoeira Champion by the Superliga Brasileira de Capoeira in 2002. Lobo lived and taught here in Cebu for 14 years. He visits us 5 times a year since moving back to Australia before the pandemic. Mestre Lobo set up academies and has taught Capoeira around Asia and all around Sydney. Our founder 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.

Full profile coming soon, promise!
Cebu Academy

Professor Rabo de Arraia

Our Cebu head teacher has been training for 24 years. His academies are at gyms, orphanages and community centres around Metro Cebu. He has performed around the country from shows for Havaianas, ETC cable TV channel in Manila, corporate shows at Boracay and got through 3 rounds of the first season of Pilipinas Got Talent.

Full profile coming soon, promise!

Pro Bono

Our students in Cebu and Australia 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 & uniforms are financed by our Cebu, Gold Coast, Sydney class fees and our students’ donations.

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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.


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Mobile: 0949 563 5949


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