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Aruanda

Capoeira is a fun and vibrant Afro-Brazilian art form.
It's more than a martial art.

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The word Aruanda is a mutation of the place-name Luanda, a place African slaves were stolen from and hoped one day to return to. In Capoeira songs, Aruanda has come to be associated with a sense of freedom that would come with returning home. Mestre Borracha has chosen Aruanda as the name for his Capoeira group because of his desire for his students to capture this sense of freedom in their game, and to be versatile and adaptable jogadores (players).

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OUR TEACHERS

Our sessions are for any age and any fitness level. Each class will begin with a brief music lesson followed by physical training and ending with a freestyle "game" of capoeira. 

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Professor Formando Calango

Calango has been a student of Mestre Borracha for Sixteen Years. He has studied Capoeira in Australia, Germany and Brazil, and was awarded his Instructor Certificate in 2013 by Grande Mestre Boa Gente. In 2019 He was awarded his Professor Formando certificate (Teachers Belt) in Germany by Mestre Borracha.

Mestre Borracha

Born from Acre, Brasil, Mestre Borracha is the master of our Capoeira Aruanda school.  From a young age he has dedicated his life to Capoeira.

 In 2015 Borracha was awarded his Master's belt by Mestre Boa Gente.  Today Mestre Borracha leads an organisation that stretches across Australia, Germany, and Brazil.

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