Contra-Mestre Anjo is from Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He started training Capoeira when he was 13 years old. He excelled and soon after he was trusted to teach Capoeira. Over the following 8 years he continued to teach in different areas and built a successful Capoeira group.

It was at this point in his career that he decided to bring his style of Capoeira to the UK. He settled in Leicester for 2 ½ years and started to build a successful Capoeira group. In 2003 he again had an opportunity to take his style of Capoeira to Northern Ireland for a year. He taught children and adults and he had a good following.

Contra-Mestre Anjo then moved to Leamington Spa, is where he is currently based, and he now has classes in Leamington Spa, Leicester, Coventry and Stratford Upon Avon.

His objective is to advance the education of the public in the art, culture and heritage of Brazil and to promote Capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial art) as an art form and sport. He also wants to promote community participation and improve the health and wellbeing of the general public through teaching Capoeira.

Join Anjo at Lunar Festival for a chance to learn some authentic Brazilian Capoeira!