Association of Capoeira Argola De Ouro was founded by Master Ousado in London in 1990 and in 2002, he brought Capoeira to Singapore with the first school to be stablished in South East Asia – The Association of Capoeira Argola De Ouro (Singapore). Capoeira in Singapore through the efforts of the association became recognized and a respected form of martial arts.
Capoeira through the efforts of the Association of Capoeira Argola De Ouro is fast becoming a recognized and respected martial art and art form. Since 2004, we have held annual International Capoeira Festivals through which local students and capoeiristas from abroad have a chance to exchange the culture and understanding of capoeira.
Association of Capoeira Argola De Ouro work has been recognized by the Singapore Sports Council in their Sports Education Programme, the National Arts Council’s Art Education Programme and the People’s Association through the capoeira lessons in the local community centre for members of the public. Capoeira Argola de Ouro Singapore currently conducts classes at the Substation at Armenian Street, the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.
Association of Capoeira Argola De Ouro also organizes capoeira demonstrations at Primary and Secondary schools and is recognised by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
In 2018 the Association of Capoeira Argola de Ouro happened to be called Capoeira Arte Canarana, as a search to rescue and honor the roots of the founder, born in the Island of the Canaries (Brazil), a change of name only, but with the same management, ideals and professionalism already proven over the years.