ABADA - Capoeira Melbourne

Discover a new world of movement and rhythm

Capoeira is conversation through movement

ABADA-Capoeira is a worldwide, diverse, and friendly community. We provide a safe space where we are all equals, independent of ability, age, or gender. The school promotes values of respect, cooperation, and freedom.

Capoeira for Kids

In our Capoeira Kids class, children learn to improve coordination, rhythmic sense, and concentration. Discover martial art techniques connected to acrobatics, play instruments, and sing while exploring the joys of being active and interactive, having a lot of fun!

Join our trial classes to start to understand the movements, ideas, history, and music that makes Capoeira such a unique art form and our passion. Find the nearest location to you!


Click to check our Melbourne locations, timetable and classes, for your new challenge!

The Associação Brasileira de Apoio e Desenvolvimento da Arte – Capoeira (ABADÁ – Capoeira), in English, translated as “The Brazilian Association for the Support and Development of the Art of Capoeira,” is a nonprofit organisation whose purpose is to spread and support Brazilian culture through the practice of Capoeira.

Mestre Camisa, José Tadeu Carneiro Cardoso, Founding President of ABADÁ-Capoeira and the one who developed our style, is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

ABADÁ-Capoeira’s style, standards, and philosophy focus on the idea that anyone can do Capoeira, a tool to empower the individual within a group. Everybody is equal trying to achieve common goals of self-knowledge and development, at the same time spread the knowledge about this Afro-Brazilian art, a symbol of resistance and resilience against injustice.

Any queries about classes, workshops, school incursions, or just about Capoeira are welcome.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of the lands upon which our classes locations are situated, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.