cMestre Rodrigo started
getting into sport at an early age. He started Swimming at the
age of 3 and developed a passion for sport and fitness from then
on. Throughout his life he has trained in a wide variety of sports,
playing most of the things that kids love: Football, Basketball,
Skateboarding, playing the Guitar, Surfing... You might see him on the Cornish beaches!
cMestre Rodrigo is from Meier in Rio de Janeiro he was born in 1975. In 1989 he started training Capoeira in Meier, at Sport Club Mackenzie.
One day cMestre Rodrigo decided to go to the Sport Club to
have a look in some of the Martial Arts that were held at the club but not with Capoeira in mind!
wasn't the evening for the Martial Art he was looking for, it was
the evening for Capoeira.
He stood outside the Aerobic Studio carefully
watching the "funny, strange, fast, tricky and highly acrobatic
Than he asked to try the class which he was welcomed into by this
old funny guy. It was like Magic, and since that day he has never
stopped training Capoeira.
"There is something about Capoeira
which is inexplicable,
Capoeira becomes a vicious, an addiction,
becomes part of your life.
We become slaves,
slaves of Capoeira". cMestre Rodrigo
Today C.Mestre Rodrigo lives in Cornwall England. He lived in London for over 10yrs. He is a highly
qualified Personal Trainer, working
both privately and in gyms, and of course teaching Capoeira
regularly in a variety of venues.