Capoeira Mandinga Beijing is a non‐profit affiliate school of Capoeira Mandinga, founded in 1984 in Oakland by Master Marcelo Pereira (known in capoeira circles as “Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha”). The Beijing branch was started in October 2009, following the establishment of the first Mandinga branch in Shanghai, 2007. At present we are the only school teaching and promoting capoeira in Beijing.
Our mission is to raise awareness of capoeira as an effective martial art and rich art form, as well as to foster cultural dialogue, openness and friendship among our community of students and followers. In addition to training fighting techniques and related skills, we familiarize students with the historical and cultural context of Brazilian popular culture, which is inexorably tied to capoeira. We are committed to quality and therefore continue to study and research the history and development of capoeira, as well as diverse styles and philosophies that enrich the art form and students’ immersion in it. We encourage students to do their own research, formulate their own ideas, and develop their unique style in capoeira. Our trainings incorporate music, dance, movement drills, physical strengthening, among other skills.
Capoeira Mandinga Beijing actively promotes Brazilian culture by engaging local and foreign communities through workshops and performances.