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.


Great News for Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai!

Instrutor Pezao / Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai

Instrutor Pezão from Capoeira Mandinga Oakland will come to Shanghai and will teach classes during the first three weeks of April helping us to get ready for our 5th Batizado, which will take place in Nanjing on the 21st and 22nd of April with the presence of our Mestre, Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha. People interested in capoeira and capoeiristas from other groups are all welcome to participate! More details will be released soon.



Important! Schedule during Chinese New Year Holidays

Hello camaras!

Our gym will be closed starting from this Saturday 21st of January until the 29th. Thanks to Rino’s help, we have a place where to train!

Place Name: City Dance 舞蹈会所 (City Dance Training Center)
Address: 长宁区汇川路400弄凯旋坊创意园区5号楼(近凯旋路) Huichuan Road No.400Lane Kauxuan Fang Creative Park Area. Building 5 (go in side then turn left and go straight, you will find it)
Link and map: or Page on Dianping. That place is close to Yingshan (The Japanese Restraurant where we had few dinners).

The schedule will be the following:
— Saturday 21st: 5:00pm-6:00pm
— Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th: from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
— Starting from Monday 30th, we will be back to our usual schedule and venue.

Should you have any doubt please read again this post.

Thank you and happy Dragon Year!


Capoeira for Kids

Capoeira is great for kids. It combines martial arts, gymnastics, music and dance and provides a fun challenging workout. Capoeira is also a great tool to develop coordination, since its movements involve the entire body. Thanks to its music component, children also learn to sing in Portuguese and play the traditional Capoeira instruments. Introducing fun kids games where the elements of capoeira are incorporated, children learn many important skills including discipline, self confidence and respect.

Kids classes every Saturday from 3:15pm-4:30pm on Yan’An Xi lu n.358, 3rd floor (near Nanjing Xi Lu)

Contact email:

WORKSHOP WITH CONTRA MESTRE ESPETO (Capoeira Forca da Arte, Osaka) ON JUNE 24th,25th,26th


Workshop Registration Form :: Click here to sign-up!

Schedule [download as PDF]

Friday 24th

– 8:10pm-9:40pm – workshop in our gym

– After dinner at Ole restaurant

Saturday 25th

– 4:00pm-6:00pm – workshop and roda in our gym

– After dinner at Latina in Xujiahui!

Sunday 26th

– 8:10pm – 9:40pm – workshop in our gym


  • 450rmb for all the sessions
  • 250rmb for 1 session

On Sunday 26th in case of nice weather there will be a roda at 5:00pm in Zhongshan Park (in case of rain the roda will be cancelled).

Chinese Version / 中文版

New venue and schedule!

Starting from May 2nd, our classes will take place in a gym in Yan’An Xi Road n.358 (延安西路358号3楼), 3rd floor, near Nan Jing Xi Lu (between Nan Jing Xi lu and Zhenning Lu). It’s 15 minutes walking from Jing’An Temple Subway station: exit 1, walk on the underpass to Nan Jing Xi lu and then walk until you get to Yan’An Xi lu.

The map is here:   

We will have one extra class on Friday evening

 New Schedule (starting from May 2011):

  • Monday- 20:10-21:40 Intermediate Class
  • Tuesday- 20:10-21:40 Beginner Class
  • Wednesday- 20:10-21:40 Intermediate Class
  • Thursday- 20:10-21:40 Beginner Class
  • Friday- 20:10-21:40 Beginner Class
  • Saturday- 16:00-18:00 Open Class and Roda

New location and schedule!

From the 1st of April to the 30th of April, our temporary gym will be at the following address:

AnHua Road n.500, 2Floor (near Kaixuan Lu). (安化路500号,二楼)

Subway: Zhongshan Park (line 2,3,4), exit n.7. It’s just 5 minutes walking

 The new schedule will be the following:

Monday: 21:10-22:15 Intermediate class

Tuesday: 20:30-22:00 Beginner class

Wednesday: 20:30-22:00 Intermediate class

Thursday: 20:30-22:00 Beginner class

Saturday: 16:00-18:00 Open class and roda

Capoeira at Kerry Sport Center, Shanghai

Capoeira at Kerry Sport Center, Shanghai

Starting from February 18th Diego “Guerreiro” will teach capoeira classes at Kerry Sport Center in Kerry Hotel Pudong. Classes will be every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:20pm.

For information on the classes please contact directly Kerry sport center.

Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
Pre-opening office, No.1388 Hua Mu Road Pudong, Shanghai 201204, China
T: (86 21) 6169 8888
F: (86 21) 6169 8899