Appointed as Regional
Director for South East Asia by the International Capoeira Federation (FICA),
to set up the National Capoeira Federation for the objective to promote and implant the International
Capoeira Code for the respective countries in conjunction with a world effort
to promote the recognition of Capoeira as a sport by the International Olympic
ACHIEVEMENTS (COMPETITIVE TITLES)
2008 Vice Champion (Open Category)
Vice Champion (Masters Category)
2nd World Ranking (Singapore) – Association
All three titles were won at the 1st World Championship of Capoeira, Sao Paolo, Brazil
1987 Bronze Medallist, Open Games, Santos, Brazil.
1982 Vice-Champion of Paulista League of Capoeira – Adult Light
1980 Champion of Paulista League of Capoeira – Adult Light (State)
Vice Champion of Capoeira (National)
1978 Champion of Paulista League of Capoeira – Adult Light (State)
Vice Champion of Capoeira (National)
CAPOEIRA CERTIFICATION AND RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP WORK/PROJECTS
1979 Nova Luanda Association of Capoeira – Union Work Perseverance
Nova Luanda – High Level in Capoeira Certificate
1984 The Maua City Hall, The Education, Culture and Sports Secretary,
The Sports Department and the City Comission of Sports
1982 Brazilian League of Pugilism Certificate
Association of Capoeira Amu Kengue Certificate
1985 Motriz Centre, Gymnastic and Leisure Enterprise Certificate
1986 Democratic Government of the São Paulo State – Sports and Tourism Secretary Certificate – Publishing works of Capoeira in the great São Paulo Area
1989 São Paulo University – Sports Practice Centre Certificate
Democratic Government of the São Paulo State – Sports and Tourism Secretary Certificate – Participation in the 10th Capoeira Graduation
1990 Certificate of Professional Competence – The Union of Artist and Show Business of São Paulo Democratic Government of the São Paulo State – Sports and Tourism Secretary Certificate – Effective Participation in the 1st Meeting of Capoeira Municipal City Hall of Jaú – Secretary of Sports and Tourism Certificate
1992 Group of Capoeira Camara Merit Honor Certificate
1994 Research fellow and lecturer in tradition, theory and practice of musical instrument needed in Capoeira.
1990 Conducted international workshops in USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia and Denmark.
1990/2001 Conducted classes of Capoeira at Danceworks (London).
1991 Coordinator of National Capoeira Workshop and Grading, London.
Appeared in “Big City Show” on channel “BBC One” (1991), London
1998/99 Conducted international workshops in Austria, Finland and London (Queen Mary University).
2000/01 Conducted workshop in Sweden, Morocco, Malaysia and Singapore.
2004 – 2007 Conducted workshops in Taiwan, Phillipines, London and Indonesia
2008 Conducted workshop in Australia
2010 Conducted workshop in Capoeira Easter Meeting 2010 in Amsterdam
ORGANIZATION, PERFORMANCES & APPEARANCES
1993 Capoeira Performance at Casino Pearl, Slovenia.
1994 Organizer, Capoeira performance presented at the Commonwealth Institute, London, Including public demonstration and graduation ceremony (Batizado).
1995 Appeared in “Winter of the World”, film produced by a French Company.
1999 Co-ordinator of 4th London International Festival (Riverside Studios at Hammersmith, London W6)
2001 Effective participation in the “Festival D’Essaouira Ghaoua”, Morocco.
2002 1st ASIAN official Capoeira association had founded in Singapore on 11th April.
2004 Organizer and Director of the First International Capoeira Festival, Singapore (Venue: Suntec City Mall, Rock Auditorium)
2005 Organizer and Director of 2nd International Capoeira Festival, Singapore (Venue: National University of Singapore – NUS)
Invited as a guest to the Escola Brasileira Capoeira in Philippines (3rd Batizado 2005).
Introduced Capoeira in schools through performances and workshops that are endorsed by the National Art Council – Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP), Singapore.
2006 Capoeira endorsed under the Singapore Sports Council’s Sport Education Programme (SEP), pilot year.
Organizer and Director of 3rd International Capoeira Festival, Singapore (Venue: Victoria School)
2006 World of Music Arts and Singapore 2006 (WOMAD Singapore 2006) in the Heartlands at Hougang and at Fort Canning
2006 Discovery Atlas shows organized by the Discovery channel at the Grand Hyatt in Beijing (26 Sep 2006), Red Dot Traffic in Singapore (28 Sep 2006) and Hongkong (26 Nov 2006)
2007 Organizer and Director of 4th International Capoeira Festival, Singapore (Venue:Toa Payoh Sports Hall)
2008 Organizer and Director of 5th International Capoeira Festival, Singapore (Venue : SAFRA Mount Faber)
2009 Organizer and Director of 6th International Capoeira Festival, Singapore (Venue: SAFRA Mount Faber)
2010 Organizer and Director of 7th International Capoeira Festival, Singapore (Venue:Victoria School Sport Hall)
2011 Organizer and Director of 1st Woman Capoeira Festival South East Asian and 8th International Capoeira Festival, Singapore (Venue:SAFRA Mount Faber)
2012 Organizer and Director of 9th International Capoeira Festival, Singapore (Venue:SAFRA Mount Faber) and Viva Brasil Brazilian Night Party at 22 Dempsey Road
2013 Organizer and Director Brazilian Cultural Week 2013,Singapore (Venue : Home Team-NS Jom Balestier) and Viva Brasil Brazilian Night Party at Hard Rock Café
2014 Organizer and Director Brazilian Cultural Week 2014,Singapore (Venue : Home Team-NS Jom Balestier) and Viva Brasil Brazilian Night Party World Cup at Hard Rock Café
2015 Organizer and Director Brazilian Cultural Week 2015,Singapore (Venue : Home Team-NS Jom Balestier) and Viva Brasil Axebom 2015 Brazilian Night Party at Hard Rock Café
2018 Jury at the Capoeira World Championship, Baku, Azerbaijan
1971/76 Association Abolição – Capoeira course basic to advance levels
1972 Secondary School in Brazil
1976 Association Abolição – teacher training and human relationship course
Folklore and Capoeira course study of history and musical instruments
1977 Association Nova Luanda – Specialization in Capoeira
2006 The St. John Ambulance Association – Adult First Aid Examination
2008 NCAP theory certificate
2012 National Standard Youth Workshop by Singapore Sports Council(now Sports Singapore)
2013 National Standard Youth Workshop for Coaching in Singapore Schools Workshop by Singapore Sports Council(now Sports Singapore)
2013 Essential of Teaching and Learning, by National Institute of Eduacation.
2014 CPR + AED certification
2015 Adult First Aid certification
1978 Member of the Brazilian Capoeira Confederation
1978/90 Association of Capoeira Filhos de Luanda – Master, Founder-President
1982 University of Rio de Janeiro
at 7th Inner Olympic games
of Sport and Culture
Rosas Negras School of Samba – Director of Capoeira Team
1990 Master and Founder-President of the London Association of Capoeira Argola de Ouro (London)
2002 Master and Founder-President of the Association of Capoeira Argola de Ouro (Singapore)