“Capoeira is about being fluid, moving and always having options”
“Growing up, my involvement with capoeira saved my life. No matter where I travel in the world if I find a group that practices, I feel like I’m home.”
“A lot of other martial arts don’t flow like capoeira and are very stagnant and stiff. I think it’s a free-flowing environment with the music and community”
“I want our students to understand the international impact of the African diaspora. There’s no country in the world that has more descendants of formerly enslaved Africans than Brazil,” he said.
I was lucky enough to start with my Brazilian culture. Capoeira…is a holistic approach – it’s dance, it’s music, it’s self-defense…I started at three years old. 10 years later, I wanted to know what other cultures had the same powerful meaning. So, I got into hip-hop culture.