We are a capoeira angola group based in London. Capoeira Bemvindo was founded in early 2012. 'Bem-Vindo' means 'welcome' in Portuguese. Our ideal is to keep to door open to anyone who wants to learn, share or celebrate the art of capoeira. Our aim for each class is to come together, learn, and maintain the art and history of capoeria, while most importantly having fun during our journey.
Capoeira Bemvindo is led by Paulinha de Sousa
"I was born in the city of Fortaleza, located in the North-East of Brazil. My capoeria journey started when I was only 6 years old, following in the footsteps of my four older siblings. In the early 1990's, my sisters left Brazil came to London to share capoeria, founding the first independent capoeira group in the UK called 'Amazonas Capoeira'. Over the years, my passion for the artform grew, and in 2005, I made the decision to leave my hometown, and begin my new life in London."