About Us

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Meet the Team

Michael Horsley

Michael was born in Liverpool and started Capoeira in Liverpool in 2009 and quickly attained instructor level in 2014. His educational experience with young people and in schools includes work as a martial arts instructor and international dance teacher and he worked as an actor on the nationally acclaimed ‘Terriers’ theatre production which addresses gang and gun crime. Michael is the Business Development officer.

Akil Morgan

Akil was born in Liverpool and started practicing Capoeira in 2008. Akil worked for 5 years as a creative practitioner in schools, colleges and universities, using Capoeira and other creative art-forms to develop and foster creativity and explore subjects such as UNICEF’s Rights of the Child, community identity and Slavery. Akil is the Community and Educational development officer for Capoeira for All.

Eleanor Liverakou

Eleanor started Capoeira while studying for her undergraduate degree at the University of Winchester, after moving from Athens, Greece in 2011 to study in the UK. After university she worked abroad delivering educational performances to schools, and she has visited and trained with various Capoeira groups across Europe. Eleanor joined Capoeira for All in January 2018 and is the School Liaison Officer.

WHAT IS CAPOEIRA?

Capoeira is an exciting and dynamic Afro-Brazilian art-form that combines elements of movement, dance, martial arts, music, and play.

Rich in a history that dates back to the 1500’s following the enslavement of Africans by Portuguese migrants in Brazil, this beautiful art has survived through hundreds of years of exploitation and adversity, and in 2014 was granted ‘Cultural Heritage Status’ by UNESCO the UN’s cultural arm.

See, hear and feel Capoeira through our selection of videos!

WHAT DO WE DO?

Capoeira for All uses the practice, values and ethos of Capoeira for positive social change.

We are an innovative and enterprising organisation and pride ourselves on the high quality and positive impact of our work.

We work with:

  • Educational Organisations
    Schools, colleges and universities, including alternative provisions and more.

  • Youth Services
    Youth provision, youth conferences and summer camps

  • Housing Associations and Councils
    Providing community-family based services

  • Physical and mental well-being organisations
    NHS, mental and physical health consortiums and other Social Enterprises.

  • Corporate and Businesses
    Shows and demonstrations, organisational development and Well-Being at Work workshops.

Click here to see our range of services and Contact Us if you are looking for a programme tailor-made to your needs.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CAPOEIRA?

Through exploring the movement, music, history and culture of Brazil through Capoeira, our programmes develop a range of skills, knowledge and understanding.


Capoeira is particularly effective at having an impact across a number of areas:

  • Increases confidence and self-esteem

  • Develops communication and empathy

  • Increases physical and mental well-being

  • Improves creativity and self-expression

  • Encourages team-working and peer learning

Contact Info

Capoeira for All CIC, Toxteth TV, 37-45 Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1XE

Phone: 07821 372 543 / 07881 735 667

Web: www.capoeiraforall.org

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