ABADA-Capoeira stands for Brazilian Association to Support and Develop the Art of Capoeira. We have 60,000 plus members and together we spread Capoeira, Brazilian Culture and Portuguese language to more than 50 countries.
ABADA-Capoeira believes in using Capoeira as an effective vehicle for promoting social change and integration and stimulating individual growth.
Mestre Camisa is the founder and president of ABADA-Capoeira. He was born in the State of Bahia, north of Brazil.
Student of the famous capoeirista Mestre Bimba, he moved to Rio de Janeiro in the 1970’s to develop a school with a more formal class structure focusing on technique, speed and efficiency.
Mestre Camisa is one of the most influential and recognised Capoeira Masters in the world due to his vision of how Capoeira should be develop and its history preserved.
ABADA-Capoeira Melbourne is one of the representatives of ABADA-Capoeira in Australia. To make our community stronger, we welcome and support all Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, asylum seekers, and Health Care card holder.
Instructor Flecha supervises the classes in Melbourne. He started Capoeira in 1995 and started teaching in 2003, a student of Mestre Peixe Cru (Sao Paulo, Brazil). He brings the credibility, knowledge and skills necessary to be a teacher accredited by ABADA-Capoeira.