Grupo Axé Capoeira St. Louis

Our classes have expanded to include something for students of all ages, sizes, and skill levels. Adult beginners are encouraged to attend our fundamental Capoeira classes on Tuesdays, where you will be introduced to Capoeira at a steady but challenging pace. Your first class is always free, and there are no contracts to sign.

Please come to class expecting to be challenged both physically and mentally. Capoeira class consists of a medium intensity warm up, followed by stretches to improve flexibility, and lastly focus on basic to advanced capoeira movements and kicks.


The philosophy of Grupo Axé Capoeira is to respect all the mestres, preserve the roots and traditions of Capoeira, and train Capoeira in all its aspects: as a fight, art, and culture. We endeavor to teach and educate so that capoeira will grow in a positive healthy way. We attempt to pass on to the students physical and mental methods of training so that they learn to create situations and maintain a dialogue within the game. By playing both with friends and enemies, students learn to deal with any situation in or out of the roda. In North America, we not only teach movements, but the Brazilian language and customs as well, so that the students may become true capoeiristas.