I began capoeira after seeing the famous BBC ident and then
started with the stars (Mestre Casquinha and Mestre Poncianinho) and was hooked ever since.
A loyal student to M. Casquinha I then started teaching capoeira in 2010, then moved to
cornwall to lead a group under the guidance of both of my Mestre's. Our style is contemporary
capoeira as the group first began as the very global capoeira group known as Cordão de ouro.
Currently taking inspiration from our teachers and how capoeira is evolving, the group is now
called Apêiara translated means in searching on the right path. I began teaching children in 2011
and have gained a very successful group of future generation capoeirista's.
The group has grown massively through hard work, support from parents and
our work keeps on growing, by inspiring and being inspired by the Kernow youngsters.
The adults classes are for any level from beginners to advanced using and discovering
your body through movement for a better well being.
Mestre Casquinha is a student of Mestre Ze Antonio and currently teaches in Cyprus where he founded the group Apêiara. He teaches with such passion and energy which is infectious. As well as teaching capoeira, another passion of his is music and actively writes songs and has his own CD's and music page.
Another close teacher to the group is Mestre Poncianinho who is very widely known in the capoeira community. Mestre Poncianinho and Mestre Casquinha grew up together in guaratingeuta close to São Paulo. They moved to England to teach capoeira. Mestre Poncianinho has been an influential teacher to Josh and is still very close to Josh and the group. He runs his own capoeira group mojuba and dance group Guarani in London.
Mestre Casquinha and Mestre Poncianinho are both students of
Mestre Zé Antonio who runs his Capoeira Academy "Barracão da Capoeira" in FGluence and teachings are valued with the highest respect.
in Guaratingueta. He is extremely influential and is seen with the highest respect due to his wisdom and knowledge.
Mestre Jose Antonio Almeida