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3rd Annual Rochester Capoeira Weekend with Mestre Ombrinho


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Capoeira Angola Quintal Rochester is hosting its third annual capoeira workshop weekend with CAQ's one and only Mestre Ombrinho from New York City, and special guests, on May 4th-6th. Rodas and other fun activities are on the agenda as well!

About Mestre Ombrinho:
With over 35 years practicing capoeira and over 27 years experience teaching, he is the first North American Capoeira Master. The mission of his work and organization is, through capoeira classes and performances, to inspire achievement, leadership, and community. He is renowned for making capoeira accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

He began studying Capoeira in 1981 with Mestre Acordeon and Mestre Jelon, the two world recognized masters who brought capoeira to the United States. He made his first trip to Brazil in 1985 where he trained with many legendary masters, young and old. Having trained many capoeira styles including Regional, emphasizing fighting aspects, and Angola, Mestre Ombrinho was drawn to the more grounded, internal style of Capoeira Angola.

Mestre Ombrinho is a disciple of Grand Master Norival Moreira de Oliveira, Mestre Nô, of Bahia, Brazil. Mestre Nô, known as the Master of Masters, has been practicing and teaching for over 60 years. Ombrinho received his master’s diploma in 1996, under the authority of Grand Master Nô. He has been teaching in the New York City area since 1988. http://newyorkcapoeira.com

Today he leads an international movement towards creating a Mindful Capoeira practice.

Confirmed Guests:
Mestre Ombrinho - CAQ NYC
Contra Mestre Ariranha- CAQ NYC
Instrutor Espião - CAQ Rochester
Instrutor Carcaju - CAQ Ithaca

Event Schedule (Tentative):

Friday 5/4
7:00-9:00pm - Workshop
9:30-? - Dinner
TBD - After Dinner Music Jam Session

Saturday 5/5
Morning - Free time (Brunch, Public Market, etc.)
2:30-3:30pm - Workshop
3:45-4:45pm - Workshop
5:00-6:00pm - Workshop
7:30-? - Dinner & Party

Sunday 5/6
12:00pm-3:00pm - Roda (whites required)
3:00-? - Lunch

*All workshops and activities held at CAQROC headquarters (unless otherwise noted):
34 Elton St., Studio #205 (2nd floor)
Rochester, NY 14607

Parking is available in the lot across the street from our building, or on the backside of the building. (Do not park in the lot immediately outside the entrance, or you risk being towed).

Registration link coming soon!

If you have any questions, please email rochestercapoeira@gmail.com or contact Taryn Mullen (Fênix). We look forward to seeing you!