Wellness Movement
Capoeira Instructor
About me
Instructor Cenoura, originally from Mapua NZ, Capoeira found me in 2001 where I began my training with Mestre Mindinho in San Diego California. After 2 years I traveled to Brazil to fully immerse myself in the culture, language and this beautiful martial art. I lived in Niteroi near Rio de Janeiro and studied under Mestre Paulino Sabia, one of the founders of Group Capoeira Brasil. Since then I have remained under the guidance of Mestre Mindinho helping him expand his school in California and participating in events around the world.

In 2005 I started my teaching here in Nelson, and held my first international event in 2006 bringing Mestre Mindinho and other teachers from around the world. Since then, I have trained and taught Capoeira throughout New Zealand, Venezuela, Brazil, Canada and the United States. In 2017, I received my Green Cord obtaining the title of Instructor and now return home to open a school of my own with the support of Mestre Mindinho and the entire Group Capoeira Brasil.


Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that has its roots in the culture, methods of combat and dances of African slaves deported to Brazil in the sixteenth century.

It is distinguished from other martial arts by its playful side, strategy and acrobatics.

Capoeira classes are for all levels and abilities, beginners and advanced. All aspects of Capoeira will be taught, the movements, music, culture and language and how they are all interwoven in this beautiful martial art. Join a community that is passionate, determined, and supportive.

Adults class is ages 12 and above.

$10 — Single Class
$45 — 5 Class Package
$85 — 10 Class Package

Phone: 0226197303
Contact me with any questions about classes and I will be glad to help.
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