Os mestres da capoeira
Inspired by thier experiences and encounters, four people come together and share their knowledge with the Montreal community by offering classes and hosting workshops year round.
Fabrice encountered Capoeira in Montreal with the group Agua de Beber, under the training of Michael Gregory. First and foremost for its playful nature and then for its physical dimension, Capoeira in its many ways knew how to seduce him and has brought Fabrice to experience and participate in various workshops in Washington DC, Boston and Brazil.
Kseniya started training capoeira with Contra-mestre Fabio in Ottawa. Upon moving to Montreal, she joined Agua de Beber (Concordia University), where she trained under Mike Gregory for several years. She then moved to Russia where she was an active member of FICA Moscou (under the guidance of Mestre Cobra Mansa) for a number of years, teaching and participating in workshops all over Europe. Kseniya has also spent over a year studying Capoeira Angola at FICA Bahia with Mestre Valmir.
Celeste began her training at with Grupo Agua de Beber under Michael Gregory. Her first exposure to the martial art outside of Montreal was in Washington DC during FICA’s 12th International Conference, Sankofa. Since then, Celeste has trained with Mestre Valmir in Bahia, was an active member of FICA Moscou for 2 years, attended FICA workshops in Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Helsinki and DC. She is inspired by the international scope of the Capoeira Angola community, and is interested in the Afro-Brazilian philosophy behind the tradition and how linear thought affects one’s understanding of the art form.
Ron began Capoeira with Grupo Agua De Beber under Michael Gregory. He was exposed to FICA (International Capoeira Angola Foundation) and it’s philosophy by way of Mestre Jurandir who regularly gave workshops in Montreal. Ron has participated in Capoeira workshops throughout the USA and Brasil. Through the years he has traveled to Salvador Bahia frequently to train with Mestre Valmir at FICA Bahia and deepen his understanding of this multidisciplinary art form.