GUCanada - Toronto and Oakville Capoeira

Learn the art of

An Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its acrobatic and complex maneuvers, often involving hands on the ground and inverted kicks.

Mestre Umoi @ GUCanada Batizado 2012
Mestre Umoi @ GUCanada Batizado 2012
Vovô @ Kensington Market Car Free Sunday Open Roda
Vovô @ Kensington Market Car Free Sunday Open Roda
Mestre China, Prof. Kmelo and Sargent @ Kensington Market Car Free Sunday Open Roda
Mestre China, Prof. Kmelo and Sargento @ Kensington Market Car Free Sunday Open Roda
GUC @ GUCanada - Toronto
GUC @ GUCanada - Toronto
GUC and Guests @ GUCanada Batizado 2011
GUC and Guests @ GUCanada Batizado 2011
GUC @ Kensington Market Car Free Sunday Open Roda
GUC @ Kensington Market Car Free Sunday Open Roda
Prof. Kmelo and Macarrao (Capoeira Camará) @ Kensington Market Car Free Sunday Open Roda
Prof. Kmelo and Macarrao (Capoeira Camará) @ Kensington Market Car Free Sunday Open Roda
Inst. Preguiça and Hulk @ GUCanada Roda
Prof. Preguiça and Hulk @ GUCanada Roda

Capoeira Classes

Come train with us and through the practice of Capoeira, you will learn a new art-form, self-defense, martial arts, acrobatics, music and brazilian culture all while you become stronger and fit in the process.

Martial Arts disguised as a Dance

Capoeira originates in the slave camps of Brazil and through the need to defend themselves while hiding it from their masters, the then slaves hid their training in the dances and songs. This allowed them to become skilled fighters and give them a chance when running for their freedom.

  • Learn Music

    The dance aspect of Capoeira is accompanied by music, you'll also learn how to play the instruments: Berimbau, Atabaque, Pandeiro, Reco-Reco, Agogo as well as learn the songs and lyrics which contain a lot of the history of Capoeira.

  • Acrobatics

    Capoeira is rich in acrobatic movements, so while learning the dance and martial arts aspects, you will also learn many acrobatic movements to perform in the air or while on the floor no matter your physical condition or age.

Mestre Umoi @ GUCanada - Toronto
Sereia @ GUCanada - Toronto
Mestre Umoi and Cantador @ GUCanada - Toronto
Mestra Jerusa @ GUCanada - Toronto
Mestre Umoi and C. Mestre Carcará @ GUCanada - Toronto
Mestra Jerusa and Paparazzi @ GUCanada - Toronto
Prof. Preguiça @ GUCanada - Toronto
Leeloo @ GUCanada - Toronto
Prof. Kmelo and Adessi @ GUCanada - Toronto
Xuxa - Mimi Martinez

I love classes with GUC. When I started I felt very welcome, the classes are super fun with people from all backgrounds. Thank You GUC... Salve! 🤸‍

Simple no-tricks pricing

You can always try the classes before you commit.

Monthly Membership

The monthly membership allows you to practice in any location around the GTA.

What's included

  • Unlimited High Energy Classes

  • Learn how to play the instruments

  • Acrobatics training

  • Martial Arts and Self Defense

Monthly Membership

$80 CAD

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from the Class?
When training you can expect a full body workout, along with the practice of the movements of Capoeira. We usually also end the class with some music and a small Roda.
I'm a beginner can I start anytime?
Our classes are always adapted to everyone's level, as a beginner you will start with the basics and benefit from the help of the more experienced students.
What should I wear?
For your first class, just bring some comfortable clothing for physical exercise. Later it's required to get a uniform, pants (Abadá) and a TShirt. We also practice barefoot.

Meet our Instructors

  • During his 29 years with Grupo União na Capoeira, Kmelo has made considerable contributions to the development of the group and has worked actively to raise awareness about Capoeira throughout Europe and North America.

Come learn with us

We’d love to hear from you! Send us a message using the form, or call us at +1 (888) 205-2042.


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