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.


Capoeira in Beijing seeks local following


The elderly who exercised or gathered at the Temple of Heaven were captivated by two foreign men who one day appeared and performed some kind of street dance. The old people were curious about the movements. Later, they were taught to play strange musical instruments to accompany the dance.

This was a scene that appeared in a program produced by, an Internet TV station that focuses on Beijing life. Jamel Mims and Leroy Philpotts were the men on the show, doing Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian dance form that incorporates self-defense maneuvers and is now finding a following in Beijing. Continue reading “Capoeira in Beijing seeks local following”