Upcoming Schedule (End of September and October Holidays)

A quick reminder for those CMS students not going to Beijing this weekend for the batizado … We will maintain the regular schedule at our gym in Shanghai

Thursday (Sep 20) @ 20:10
Friday (Sep 21) @ 20:10
Saturday (Sep 22) @ 16:00

Then starting from Monday the 24th, Mestre Pinga Fogo will spend a week with us in Shanghai! Regular class times from Monday to Friday

Monday 24th @ 20:10
Tuesday 25th @ 20:10
Wednesday 26th @ 20;10
Thursday 27th @ 20:10
Friday 28th @ 20:10

Because Saturday the 29th is a working day, we will have class later than usual, at 7PM

Saturday 29th @ 19:00

On Sunday 30th, we will meet in Zhongshan Park at 3:00pm for some capoeira action: it will be Mestre Pinga Fogo last class with us, so please do your best to come! We’ll meet at the usual spot: after the main entrance, keep walking until the bridge, then walk and go to the path on the left and look for some berimbau at your right. We’ll be on the grass!

Sunday, Oct. 30th – 15:00

As our gym is closed Sep. 30th to Oct. 3rd, there will be no classes Oct. 1st to 3rd. Classes will resume on Oct. 4th.

During October holidays the schedule will be the following:
Oct. 4th: 19:00-20:30
Oct. 5th: 19:00- 20:30
Oct. 6th: 17:00-19:00
Oct. 7th: 17:00-18:30

From October 8th, regular schedule with CM Cipo’!!


Graduação Instrutor Guerreiro

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In October 2007, Mestre Marcelo was invited to come to China by a young italian guy who was leading a group of capoeiristas in Shanghai. In the four and a half years since, Diego “Guerreiro” Pappalardo has amazed and inspired all his students here with his drive, self-motivation and love for/commitment to capoeira. This year, at Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai’s 5th annual Batizado & Troca de Cordão, he received his blue belt and officially became Instrutor Guerreiro. Massive.


Sponsorship for Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai – Batizado September 2009


Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai’s second annual Batizado and Troca de Corda will take place on Saturday, September 12th. Following our massive success and vibrant performances at 2008’s inaugural Batizado at Lakeville Regency, Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai will be holding another visual and fun-filled event for 2009’s 2nd Annual Batizado and Troca de Corda.

Batizado 2009 Sponsorship Handout (in PDF format)

Upcoming events

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder about the show at Cotton’s on Xinhua Lu (294 Xinhua Lu near Fanyu Lu) on Saturday at 3PM. Let’s have an awesome roda! Please wear your whites 🙂

On a sadder note, we have some capoeiristas leaving us next week, so there will be a few going-away rodas … Try and come to play with these folk one last time.

  • Antonio/Macaquinho – Monday, June 15th
  • Bos/Lagartixa – Wednesday, June 17th
  • Vincenzo/Suspiro – Thursday, June 18th

And don’t forget that Contra Mestre Espeto will be here in Shanghai for another workshop weekend on July 18th & 19th … details to


Performance on Saturday, June 13th

Hello everyone!

We will be performing at the LGBT Pride event on Saturday, June 13th at the Cotton’s on Xinhua Lu (294 Xinhua Lu, near Fanyu Lu).

They’re expecting around 500 people to attend, so it will be a great opportunity for us to promote capoeira … and it should also be lots of fun! We’re on at 3 – please wear your whites, bring your instruments and lots of energy. We can all go together to class at Zhongshan Park afterwards.

Please confirm with me that you can attend 🙂


Beijing Workshops

Hey all!

Our friends in Beijing are having their first workshop from the evening of June 4th (thursday) until the evening of June 8th (monday). Price is 500 RMB for all 5 days, or 300 if you can only go for the weekend. The workshop will be with professor Chumbinho from Grupo Brasil Hong Kong.

Capoeira events are a great time and I would highly recommend attending if you can. Please let us know if you’re going so we can give them lots of notice to arrange housing 🙂

We’ll be having some dinners, some parties, a BBQ or two and not to mention enough roda’s to give you blisters. On your hands.

So here’s the final schedule of all the events:

  • Thursday night 19:30 – 21:30 J-Ballet Studio
  • Friday night 19:30 – 21:30 J-Ballet Studio
  • Saturday afternoon 14:00 – 16:00 Choayang park
  • Saturday evening 17:30 – 19:30 J-Ballet Studio
  • Sunday afternoon 14:00 – 16:00 The Village
  • Sunday evening 17:30 – 19:30 J-Ballet Studio
  • Monday night 20:30 – 22:00 Zhongguancun the Gate mall 11th floor easy dance studio

Chumbinho will bring some t-shirts, cd’s and other merchandise so bring some extra money along.

NB: the workshop costs RMB 500 for the 5 days, or 100 per day with a minimum of RMB 200.