Hi, I'm Instructor Massape from Capoeira Luanda San Diego, California, USA.
I'm under the supervision of Professor Macarrao and the Direction of Mestre Jelon Vieira. I hold a bachelor in psychology which I believe contributes greatly to the quality of my class. I have taken several workshops to improve my teaching skills.
These workshops includes class for kids with
Mestre Toni Vargas and many others about: acrobatics techniques, music and instructions. My capoeira teaching experience has included over 15 different academies, numerous after school programs, private instruction, and small group classes. I have even had the pleasure of teaching capoeira for over 200 kids, at once, for the non-profit organization Athletes for Education in San Diego, CA.
My knowledge in capoeira goes far beyond
instructions; I have also performed capoeira in many different capacities. From small venues such as coffee shops, night clubs, and private functions, to larger events like San Diego Street Scene (3years), World Rugby Finals at PetCo Park... One particular event that gives me great pride was the Youth Promise Act; this performance was held in Washington D.C. at the House of the Senate.
I have enjoyed teaching capoeira for more than 14 years now. Although I have taught in Brazil and New Zealand, I have been teaching in beautiful San Diego for over 9 years.
I believe capoeira can be a developmental tool for all people. Anyone can benefit greatly through the different aspects of capoeira; physical, mental and psychological. Through these outlets capoeira has the ability to cultivate rich experiences socially, creatively and culturally as a beautiful form of expression.
It has always been a dream of mine to teach capoeira to all ages, and it gives me great pleasure to have achieved that dream. I look forward to bring this beautiful art form in to your life.
Sincerely, Instructor Massapê.