Mestre Barrão

Marcos da Silva, Mestre Barrão was born in the port city of Recife, on the North East coast of Brazil. Recife is renowned for its Brazilian music and dance, and its long Capoeira tradition. In 1974, Marcos began studying Capoeira with Mestre Pirajá. While learning the foundations of the art, he showed an affinity for the drums and other instru...

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Marcus Aurelio (Lelo), CONTRA MESTRE BARRÃOZINHO was born in the city of Recife in the northeast of Brazil. He began training Capoeira at the age of three with his father Mestre Barrão, whom he accompanied to his classes, Capoeira events and street rodas. CONTRA MESTRE BARRÃOZINHO’s passion for Capoeira has lead him to focus on nothing but his...

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Professor Ossoduro

Marcus Vinicios, also known as Professor Ossoduro, was born in Recife Pernambuco, Brazil. He began training Capoeira at the age of four, under the supervision of his father, Mestre Barrão. He remained in Brazil until the age of ten and then made the move to Vancouver, B.C. Canada. He continued to train diligently and also participated in shows, ch...

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Vancouver Team


Instrutor Polvo

Kenneth “Polvo” Clarke has been training with Axé Capoeira for 8 years and has over 4 years teaching experience. Polvo travelled to Brazil in the summer of 2006 and has competed in numerous Capoeira events in Vancouver, Victoria, Sau Paulo (BR), Recife (BR), Forta Leza (BR), Salvadore (BR), Seattle, Calgary, Toronto, Kansas City, and Santa ...

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Instrutor Doido

Michael “Doido” Yorke was born in North Vancouver, B.C. Canada and began training Capoeira in 2000 with Mestre Barrão. He first saw Axé Capoeira on Much Music, a Canadian music television show, and was instantly drawn to Capoeira. He noticed the academy was in Vancouver but was unable to get the address before the show ended. Luckily, Axé C...

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Graduada Mumia

Julie “Mumia” Ali was born in Burnaby, B.C. and now resides in Vancouver. She saw an Axé Capoeira demonstration at BCIT in 2003, and immediately fell in love with the combination of music, movement and martial arts. She joined Axé Capoeira and began taking classes in the Spring of 2004. Training under the supervision and mentorship of Prof...

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Graduada Chica

Chika “Chica” moved from Tokyo, Japan to Vancouver, Canada in 2005 to train for Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian Dance at Axé Capoeira’s Vancouver Academy. She has traveled to Brazil, Kansas City, Phoenix, Seattle, Toronto, Calgary, Victoria to participate in workshops and perform in events. She has also performed at many local shows, demonstr...

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