• “Much, much more than a martial art form. My 10 year old son has participated in CDO Capoeira for 3 years now. He enjoys all aspects of this beautiful Brazilian physical, musical & cultural practice. Lee and Mariana have a special way with kids of all ages. They have boundless energy and enthusiasm. They show amazing care and respect for all our kids and it’s clearly evident the kids hold them in equally high regard. I couldn’t ask for better role models for my son.”


  • “The Kids Capoeira session  – awesome fun had by all. We loved it! ”


  • “It’s been about 3 months since I started Capoeira with CDO and have become absorbed in its many facets. Both Lee and Mariana are really passionate about the art-form and culture and it translates through to the whole group creating a friendly and fun atmosphere with plenty of positive energy. As for the Capoeira itself, it’s a great workout and will improve flexibility, strength and general body conditioning. Get involved, everyone is welcome.”


  • “If you are looking for Martial Art, Dance, Music, Brazilian Culture, or an energising way to keep fit, you found a real gem in Perth.”


  • “You cannot beat Cordao de Ouro for improving fitness, coordination, flexibility, musical ability and improvisation in one place. Lee and Mariana offer this unique combination in a welcoming, fun, always positive environment. And I didn’t even mention exposure to Brazilian language, history and culture. Five stars!!!”


  • “Amazing – So much love and positivity flowing through the air! The people are beautiful and they made my daughter and I feel so welcome from day one! It’s great fitness and I can’t get enough of the awesome Brazilian music! ”


  • “My experience being part of Capoeira CDO has been amazing! Lee is a wonderful instructor who, through his skilful and quality teaching practice, shares his passion for capoeira and Brazilian culture with students and encourages us to learn and grow as capoeira players. Lee & Mariana are super friendly and welcoming and have created a fantastic capoeira group at CDO Perth with heaps of positive energy. You are assured to walk out of their classes with a big smile on your face and a stronger, more flexible body!!”


  • “Capoeira has been amazing for my child. The instructors have provided the opportunity for my child to grow in both personal confidence and physical ability. The exposure to traditional musical instruments and the instruction that the children receive in how to play them during the lesson make every class thoroughly enjoyable. The instructors are amazing and always make the children feel special. Capoeira has been a large part of our lives for the last 3 1/2 years and it will be for many more to come.”