Monitor Peixe - Orlando
Monitor Peixe started his journey in Capoeira in 1995 where he was taught the fundamentals by an exchange student from Brazil. Through his teens, he trained in various martial arts, but none of them captivated him the way that Capoeira did. He would later restart his journey in 2013 under Mestre George Palmares and has be training ever since. His daughter Caremelo even got her first cordão the same year! Today he trains with the Palmares group in Orlando.
Monitor Professor - MT. Dora
Ed “Professor” Anderson is the music teacher for Triangle Elementary in Mt Dora, Florida. Monitor Professor has studied both the CapoeiraRegional and Capoeira Angola in his 15-year journey in this Brazilian cultural art form.
In 2017, Monitor Professor began bridging the gap between the elementary classroom and capoeira by using musical and movement aspects of the martial art of the to teach music theory, performance and multiculturalism to his elementary music students.
In addition to capoeira, Professor currently maintains an active performing schedule as a freelance steel drum performer and has presented clinics at both the Florida Music Educators’ Association Annual State Conference, the FMEA Multi-Cultural Summer Workshop, and the FMEA Summer Music Institute on capoeira and steel drums.
Monitora Sol - MT. Dora
Ever since she was a little girl she loved marital arts. However, when it came to Capoeira she had always passed it off as an impossibility because of harsh health issues. Fast forward to 2014, with a husband a two children, she decided if she would experience ongoing pain she was at least experience it while doing something she love and could share with her family and others. Today, Capoeira has become like a medicine for her family and her health has improved greatly! Capoeira has been teaching her to find different angles when met with new problems in life. All while exposing her to a culture full of tradition and history, where people come together with respect to celebrate life. She now holds a Monitora cord given to her by my Mestre George Palmares and is excited to share with others the value of capoeira.
Graduado Lua (Asst. Youth Instructor) - MT. Dora
For Graduado Lua, Capoeria has been motivating and rejuvenating from the first time he started with Mestre George Palmares in 2015. He was the last to follow, after his wife and kids joined. Learning the value of Capoeira and applying it to life helped him better understand how to navigate though life's everyday challenges at work and home. Its also been one thing he enjoys sharing with his family of Capoeiristas!