"The culture of Capoeira is incredible. When I started I was just psyched about learning cool moves and acrobatics. Now I look forward to the music and language portions of class as I broaden my understanding of the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture."

-Allan B.

"Capoeira is so much more than a martial art. It's a supportive community and family  to my family. Spending time at capoeira class means spending quality time  with my kids. I love the family class, and I love what the artform is teaching all of us about leadership, confidence, patience, and integrity."

-Ashley R.


Can anybody train capoeira?

There’s a lot to learn in capoeira! It’s like taking a dance class, martial arts class, a music class, and a gymnastics class, all at once. Every new student can expect to be good at some parts of class and be challenged by others. At Capoeira Utah we have classes for children as young as 6 through adults of any age. We believe everyone can benefit from capoeira as they refine their strengths and have the opportunity to improve their weaknesses.

What if I want more?

New students don’t immediately qualify for all of the training options available at Capoeira Utah. After a short introductory period of training, many students choose to apply for the Leadership Training Program and discover how much more they can grow from training capoeira. Capoeira is and always has been a tool for creating effective members of society. Our leadership training program provides students with a focused curriculum which helps them refine and apply the benefits of capoeira training to their professional, personal, and family life.

Can I really do this?

You bet! One of the most inspiring things we see at Capoeira Utah is our students accomplishing things they never knew were possible. Our curriculum is structured and our instructors are trained to maximize the effectiveness of your personal training. We’ve seen this happen in our own lives, we’re excited to help you do it too!

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What is Brazilian Capoeira?

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art-form that combines elements of dance, martial arts, acrobatics, and music. In martial arts instruction classes students develop emotionally, physically, and mentally as they train Capoeira’s challenging movements, learn to play traditional instruments, sing songs in Portuguese, and apply their training in a thrilling improvised “game” which helps students develop their response time, personal strength, courage, creativity, and self-expression.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an remarkable method of disguising their martial arts training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. The result was a “game” of spinning kicks, fluid ground movements, and daring acrobatics set to the energetic clapping and singing of participants and spectators. Capoeira has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, acrobatics, dance, and live music. What is Capoeira? The best way to answer this question is to try one of our classes located right here in the Salt Lake Valley and experience Capoeira Utah for yourself!

What benefits will I receive from training capoeira?

You’ll be amazed how training capoeira will positively affect almost every area of your life. Whether your goal is to develop flexibility, lose weight, increase endurance or strength, you’ll find the help you need in capoeira class. Capoeira students find they build confidence, learn to step outside of their comfort zone, form lasting relationships, and develop leadership skills. And let’s face it: capoeira is cool.


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