Schedule during Chinese New Year Holidays

Dear All,

Please be informed that from February 18th to February 24th 2015 we will follow the following schedule:

  • Feb.18,19,20: classes cancelled
  • Feb. 21: all levels class from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Feb.22: cancelled
  • Feb. 23: all levels class from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Feb.24: cancelled

From February 25th back to our regular schedule.


Strength and Mobility Class! Advanced training

Starting from today, every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00pm to 8:30pm there will be a special strength and mobility class for advanced capoeiristas. From 8:30pm to 9:30pm advanced capoeira class will follow.

Instrutor Diego “Guerreiro” (who’s also a certified PT) has been Ido Portal student for over three years and these special strength and mobility classes will focus on his Method.

This specialized training will allow students to become more resilient and mobile, preventing many capoeira-related injuries and preparing their bodies to learn more advanced (and demanding) capoeira movements.


Mestre Brasilia in Shanghai! Sept. 25-29


One legend in capoeira, Mestre Brasilia will be for the first time in Shanghai teaching daily workshops from September 25th to September 29th included.


  • Thursday and Friday: 8:30pm- 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 4:30pm-7:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:00mp-9:00pm
  • Monday: 8:00pm-9:45pm


  • RMB800 for the full event
  • RMB300 for one day only


Instrutor Guerreiro

For info and registration:

Chinadaily Article on Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai





 A group of performers indelibly etched the excitement and color of the Brazilian art form capoeira into the minds of viewers around the world at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup half a month ago.

 Capoeira originated from the slave communities on the east coast of Brazil, its popularity exploding internationally over the past 25 years or so, drawing some dedicated fans in Shanghai in the process.

Continue reading “Chinadaily Article on Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai”



Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai VII Batizado, with Mestre Marcelo and Contra Mestre Omi, will take place on April 18-19-20 at Wellness Expert at The Center (Portman), on Nanjing Xi lu n. 1376 , 6th floor, Room 666. 南京西路1376号, 上海商城6楼, 近西康路

Friday 18th:

  • 20:00-21:45 capoeira workshop

Saturday 19th:

  • 11:00-14:00 workshops
  • 14:00-16:00 lunch break
  • 16:00-18:00 batizado roda and open roda
  • 20:00: Dinner somewhere

Sunday 20th:

  • 11:00-13:30: capoeira workshops
  • 13:30-15:00 lunch break
  • 15:00-17:00: workshops and roda
  • 17:00-18:00: final bate papo
  • 18:30: Dinner somewhere


  • RMB1500 for the full week of workshops with CM Omi (Wed.16th to Tue22nd)+batizado weekend;
  • RMB800 for the batizado weekend 19th-20th of April
  • RMB800 only for CM Omi workshops from April 16th to April 22nd
  • RMB200 for single workshop/roda

Registration: send an email to



Chinese New Year Schedule 2014


We will have regular classes until this Wednesday 29th of January (no class on the 30th).
During the Chinese New Year Holidays, we will have two capoeira classes on on the 3rd and 5th of February at 5pm.
From Friday 7th of February, we will go back to our regular schedule.

Address: Wellness Expert at The Center (Portman), on Nanjing Xi lu n. 1376 , 6th floor, Room 666. 南京西路1376号, 上海商城6楼, 近西康路. Subway: Jing’An Temple (line 2, 7) [map]


Chinese New Year Schedule 2014

Capoeira Movie Sunday: “Mestre Bimba: Capoeira Iluminada”

Capoeira Movie Sunday: "Mestre Bimba: Capoeira Illuminada"

This Sunday, January 12th, at 2 pm we will meet for watching a capoeira documentary “Mestre Bimba: Capoeira Iluminada”. Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends if they’re interested in understanding more about capoeira.

About the movie:

One of the best pieces of work showing the life of Mestre Bimba and his work with Capoeira Regional. The interviews with his former students, now Mestres, are full of history and great information. The bonus features with his son Mestre Nenel are priceless. This video is a must for any serious Capoeirista who understands the value of history in the art we practice today.

Language: It’s in Portuguese with English subtitles, and someone will help translating into Chinese the key parts.

Venue: Jojo Kebab, 1321 Yuyuan Lu, near Dingxi Lu (Metro: Zhongshan park, exit 5 on line 2). 愚园路1321号, 近定西路