What is Capoeira?
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form. It combines music and movement, ritual and tradition, history and philosophy, trickery and creativity in a circle of song and expression.
We teach and practice Capoeira Angola, a style of capoeria practiced by the old masters and we aim to preserve and maintain their teachings in order to to keep alive their traditions and beliefs.
Menino Quem Foi Seu Mestre!
Capoeira Angola in Falmouth
The group here in Falmouth is a family affair! Brisa has been involved in capoeira for over 30 years and comes from a family of capoeira players originating in North East Brazil. Her and her husband, Figura, left London to live in the South West in 2014 and the group has been active since then. Brisa has two sisters and a brother in London and Brighton who are regular visitors to Cornwall to support the group.
The group is overseen by Master Roberval, the founder of the group Menino Quem Foi Seu Mestre (Boy, Who is Your Master) and he visits the UK from Brazil regularly. Mestre Roberval is respected throughout the capoeira community and his knowledge of the art form can be traced right back to the old masters. He aims to maintain and preserve the traditions and teachings of capoeira angola.