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16 Lombardy st.

Newark, NJ – Method Climbing Gym

What to expect from the Introduction Class

Our intro classes start with an introduction and explanation of the origins of Capoeira. Followed by a fun warm-up and some jungle movements to get us ready. We will go over our foundational movements, including kicks, movements, and escapes that will lead into partner work. Towards the end, we will learn some soft acrobatics that are suitable for for all levels and experience. 

By the end of the class you will know how to play a Capoeira game, the history of Capoeira, and how engaging it is to train this awesome martial art. 

Capoeira will make you flexible, strong, coordinated, give you rhythm, and put you in the center of a global community of like-minded friends. Expect to be sore the next day, feeling like you can't wait for the next class. 

✅ Zero experience of any kind needed
✅ Bring loose clothes that you can move around in and water
✅ Highly recommended to go barefoot

Become a Method Member for Unlimited Capoeira Classes

Method Climbing hosts our classes. In order to take Capoeira classes with Dendê Arts, you will need a membership with Method Climbing.

Class Location

We're located at Method Climbing rock climbing gym. When you get to the gym, you'll first see the cafe. Ask for the elevator which will take you downstairs to the gym. From there you will be prompted to sign in and from there you can make your way to the class.

Come early so that you have enough time to sign in and come to class on time.


16 Lombardy st.

Newark, NJ 07102

How does Training Capoeira work?

Classes every week introduce new concepts

The is the bread and butter to anyone's Capoeira training. Classes at our academy are meant to help you drill concepts with a partner and get practice with the movements you will eventually do in the roda.

Online resources so you can train wherever you are

Training regiments meant to supplement the training you do in class. These can be really helpful if you don't think you can make a class and want to stay consistent.

*available for monthly subscribers only

WhatsApp group connects you to a community

Once you sign up you'll be connected with our Whatsapp group where we help motivate each other with our progress, our goals, and questions. This is one way that our group stays connected.

Regular events and workshops to apply new lessons

Training Capoeira in class is theory, but going to an event and playing in the roda is practice. Events are held regularly and this is where you'll get some of your best practice. Not only that, but events are a great opportunity to meet the greater Capoeira community.

Our WhatsApp Group

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¿Frequently Asked Questions?

Is Capoeira suitable for fitness beginners?

Don't worry if you're not flexible, strong, coordinated, etc. If you feel like you fit into any of these descriptions, then I encourage you more than ever to try our classes. Capoeira doesn't come "naturally" to anyone. Once you become proficient in something, there is always a next level that will challenge you. You will always be pushed based on your current fitness level.

Is nutrition covered?

No. Although nutrition plays a major part in our fitness, Calado is not a nutritional expert and does not provide this kind of advice.

Is Capoeira good for cardio?

Capoeira is great for developing cardio. In Capoeira, we are constantly on the move to keep our muscles working and our heart rate up. At the same time, benefits are not exclusive to cardio-vascular health. Capoeira helps develop strength, coordination, balance, and confidence in your movement.

Is flexibility covered?

Passive flexibility is not something emphasized in classes. Instead we focus on creating usable flexibility that provides us strength and coordination is as many different movement patterns as possible.

Is Capoeira a Martial Art?

Capoeira has traditionally been used as a form of self defense. However, Capoeira does a much better job at building a tribe than dispatching enemies. That being said, if you're a stiff martial artists, then Capoeira could be a helpful addition to your martial arts arsenal.