Mestre Peninha presents the C A P O E I R A event not to miss every year: the Montreal International Capoeira Festival. The 20th edition of the annual festival will be held at the Parc Lafontaine from June 7th to June 10th. Check ou read more
Le Centre Culturel et d'Arts Martiaux Brésiliens de Montréal est le meilleur endroit pour se familiariser avec la culture afro-brésilienne. Le centre favorise les échanges et les rencontres interculturels enrichissants, et permet à tous et chacun de read more
The Brazilian Cultural and Brazilian Martial Arts Center is the best place to become familiar with Afro-Brazilian culture. The center promotes enriching exchanges and intercultural encounters and allows everyone to enjoy a taste of Brazil’s riches through sporting and cultural activities of all kinds.
Mestre Peninha offers Capoeira classes for all (kids, teenagers, adults) from Monday to Saturday.
Visit Equipe Capoeira Brasileira’s webpage often to know more about our all our activities, events and promotions on capoeira classes in Montreal and Blainville.
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Mestre Peninha also offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as women’s self-defense classes. (click here to see our brochure)
Born in the Brazilian Amazon, Mestre Peninha is a martial artist and accomplished musician with over 30 years of experience in Brazil and throughout North America. Peninha grew up in the Brazilian capital, Brasília, and started capoeira when he was 9 years old. He already showed a great talent for this martial art form.
Two years later, Peninha was training with his big brother at the local Adilson Capoeira group under the instruction of Professors Cid and Oscar. It was at this time that Peninha discovered his passion for capoeira, and continued to progress in this sport. Following a meeting in 1992, several members of the group decided to found the Escola Brasileira de Capoeira led by Professor Oscar.
Peninha remained with this group until 2004, when he moved to the United States to begin a new start in his journey as a capoeirist. In 2004, Peninha and other members of the old school (including Mestre Chumbinho) felt the need to create an educational project with a more modern teaching approach for capoeira. Based on the international openness, collaboration and responsibility of its leading members, a new organization has been founded to support their joint work in advancing capoeira within the community, in the greatest respect for their friendship: Equipe Capoeira Brasileira.read more