Cordão De Ouro

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-Professor Berinjela

Mestre Suassuna

Mestre Suassuna

Sao Palo, Brasil

One of the pioneers in Capoeira in São Paulo, Reinaldo Suassuna was born on July 4th 1942 in Ilheus, Bahia. Mestre Suassuna started capoeira in 1958 in Ilheus and Itabuna with the famous old time capoeiristas of that era. According to Mestre Suassuna, at that time there weren't many Mestres...

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Contra Mestre Chicote

Contra Mestre Chicote

Paris, France

Contra Mestre Chicote began Capoeira at the age of ten years old by playing in the streets. Then, noticed by Mestre Matias (today in Switzerland), he started to train in the group Berimbau de Ouro. In 1996, he became part of group Cordão De Ouro and has never looked back. He's traveled all of Brazil, gaining...

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Professor Berinjela

Professor Berinjela

Bay Area, California, USA

Berinjela's life in Capoeira began quite simply by accident. He was studying Wing Chun Kung Fu when he enrolled in film courses in the fall of 1996. One of his classes was a trial by fire exercise in modern day filmmaking. In short he had to make a film, from the drafting of the screenplay to post production editing...

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Professor Xangô

Professor Xangô

Bay Area, California, USA

Inspired by a childhood friend who was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Professor Xangô decided to take up martial arts. He made arrangements to begin receiving instruction on a private basis when his friend convinced him to attend a capoeira class being given at a Detroit area YMCA. They began on 9/13/96 and it quickly...

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Instructor Preá

Instructor Preá

Los Angeles, California, USA

In 1999, while studying at the University of California, Berkeley, Instructor Preá (Nick Damski) started training capoeira with one of Mestre Suassuna's graduated students. There, he met Professores Berinjela and Xangô as well as Instructor Girafa and Estagiario Zumbi with whom he trained...

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Estagiario Zumbi

Estagiario Zumbi

Bay Area, California, USA

Estagiario Zumbi, (Munair Simpson) started training capoeira in 2000 in California's Bay Area. He began his capoeira teaching career in this same location where he has been offering instruction for more than two years under the guidance of Contra Mestre Chicote and Professors Xangô and...

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