Noko has been practicing Capoeira for over 20 years, being one of the first practitioners in Indonesia, promoting the sport all around Java.
In 2006 he moved to Bali and, together with Rod Penn (a.k.a. Medusa), founded the very first Capoeira school in Bali. One year later, they organized the first International Capoeira event on the island, bringing in many recognized Capoeira Masters from around the world.
Stints in Brazil led Noko to solidify his foundations and credibility, which he has illustrated in workshops and festivals around Asia. Together with his team at Capoeira Bali, he continues to promote the art of Capoeira in Bali.


Capoeira is a manifestation of Afro-Brazilian culture that bears very peculiar features; it is a blend of fight, games and dance executed to the sound of musical instruments, claps, and chanting.

Capoeira is a playful practice with lots of kicks, acrobatic moves, and dodges.

JSA Capoeira is held in the Multi-Function Hall on Mondays, and in the Studio Room on Thursdays, at Finns Recreation Club.


Mini (4 – 6 years)
Training will focus on developing locomotor movements and basic coordination that leads to Capoeira skills such as kicks, footwork, and cartwheel. Students are encouraged to always play with each other with the guidance of live music rhythm to be confident doing their movement interactively.

Junior (7 – 12 years)
The class will progress from basic movement to more advanced skills. Developing individual skill flow while still being able to perform when they play in pairs. In this class the students will also start to learn to play Capoeira instruments.

Private Sessions for Individuals or Small groups available on request. Please email jsa@finnsrecclub.com for details.

  • JSA Term 4 – March 28 to June 17
  • Limited Spots – “first come, first served’ basis.
  • Schedule subject to change due to coach illness or special event.
  • 11 session pack is available when signing up for 11 or more sessions.
  • Prices are nett including tax & service.
  • Minimum age 4 years.
  • Minimum of 2 participants.
  • Pre-payment is required. If payment has not be settled in advance then children will not be able to join the activity