About Us

AVCapoeira-logoAuroville (South India – Tamil Nadu) wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity. Auroville Capoeira has the same purpose, to find unity among us, going above our differences using the unique tool of capoeira to work on it and enjoy !

The first regular Capoeira classes in Auroville started in 2000. Since then teachers have followed one another and share their passion of the capoeira art and culture with the community.

Auroville Capoeira is born in 2007 of an idea that Capoeira should be shared in Auroville in the spirit of Auroville, trying to keep differences aside and bring the teachers together in order to share the best of what Capoeira is. Since its start Auroville Capoeira has changed a lot and adapted to the ground reality. We try to express an aim of Auroville that of “unity in diversity”.


Among the teachers who helped Capoeira to grow in Auroville are:

    • Gemma
      She is the first person to have taught Capoeira in Auroville and has been active from 2000 to 2004.


    • Camaleao
      Being in and out of Auroville since his teenage time, Camaleao offered many classes and workshops to the community.
      He joined Auroville in  2014 and started the group Gingado Capoeira IndiaHe left Auroville in 2017


    • Tiago (Prof. Rouxinol)
      Coming as a visitor in 2006, he finally decided to settle in Auroville until 2013 and shared his passion for Capoeira throughout his stay.
    • Pierre
      Living in Auroville since 2008, he shared his Capoeira Angola knowledge with kids and adults until 2014.


    • Prof. Samuka da Índia
      Joined Auroville in 2006 and shares Capoeira with the community since then along with his students Presidente, Tranquilo & Quebra Cocô.
    • Initiator of the Ginga Saroba group & Auroville Capoeira.



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