Welcome to Capoeira Alafia!

Capoeira Alafia is a Jamaican based non-profit, non-governmental-organization promoting peace and non-violence through the afro-brazilian culture and martial art of Capoeira. Through our main implementer Grupo Cativeiro Capoeira – Jamaica and other independent contractors we realize community interventions, workshops, displays and regular training for disadvantaged children and adults all over Jamaica.



A Helping Hand for Harmony Hill

Fundraising Websites - Crowdrise


Cap, cap, cap, capoeira ...Martial arts moves to get the Boyz really kicking
That's the headline from the Jamaica Gleaner, sports section printed Saturday 2nd February 2008, where members of Capoeira Alafia taught the Reggae Boyz capoeira during training at St George's College! "...if technical director René Simoes has his way, it could become an integral part of the local football landscape."
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Capoeira Alafia assisted German graffiti artist Julian Vogel during his stay in Kingston in mid November. The artist seeks to raise awareness for the social and political situation in violence and war stricken countries around the world and chose Jamaica as venue for the 3rd World Peace Wall.... Read More >>


Visit our EXPRESSIONs section for a look at "My Biggest Dreams" illustrations done by Jamaican Capoeira students!



We would like to use this opportunity to express our deep gratitude and respect to all individuals who with much effort, faith and kindness contributed to the realization of our vision. Only with your help and support could we have achieved many of our projects.
We look forward to collaborate with you on future projects and want to especially thank:

  • Joan C. Neil Ph.D. ,
    Director, Office of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States in Jamaica
  • Cézar de Souza Lima Amaral,
    Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Jamaica
  • Jonathan Burke
    CEO, Young Americas Business Trust (Jamaica) Ltd
  • Wendy Jones
    Senior Social Development Manager,
    National Housing Trust Jamaica