Capoeira is an art in and of itself. It should not be confused with any other form of dance or martial art. Capoeira has evolved within a particular historical and social context, in conjunction with varied cultural influences within the vast country of Brazil. The Indigenous population, the Afro-Brazilian and the Brazilians of European descent have all made capoeira what it is today. Capoeira was created by the Brazilian people but adapted for the entire world. Capoeira is considered by many as a fight disguised as a dance and by others as a dance hidden within the fight. In conclusion, capoeira is a game.
Our group here in Columbus is unique as we are a new chartering or satellite group of CBOH headquarted in Cleveland OH (Capoeira Brasil Cleveland). We train under the curriculum, support, and guidance provided by Instructor Santo. Our members come from various backgrounds with experience levels within the world of capoeira, authroized by Instructor Santo to teach new individuals who want learn. Also we welcome all visitors from other capoeira groups that just want drop in, train, share knowledge, fellowship, or network. For any questions and inquiries contact us.
We give many thanks, appreciation, and love to Marc (Fax) and Maryse (Sininho) for creating Equipe Capoeira Brasileira - Columbus and introducing us into the world of capoeira, and much success to you two in Canada: You all will be deeply missed. We give thanks to Mestre Peninha for his support, and appreciate the wisdom and his personal time he shared with us too. Our goal is the keep capoeira alive in Columbus and make it grow beyond German Village.
We give our deep appreciation for Instructor Santo and Mestre Boneco for our allowing our members to be accepted into Grupo Capoeira Brasil (CBOH). Instructor Santo has been a strong leader in keeping capoeira alive in Ohio and at a high standard of excellence we choose to follow.
Instructor Santo is the founder of Capoeira Brasil Cleveland & Regional Director Of CBOH. With over 18 years of Capoeira training he has advanced the art of Capoeira in Ohio with programs in Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati. His mission is to foster the development of people of all ages to become confident, engaged, and physically active through the Brazilian art of Capoeira.
His commitment to safe training is paramount.
Founded in 2009 — Capoeira Brasil Cleveland is the premiere academy for Capoeira instruction in Ohio, with programs for adults and children.
In addition to Capoeira, Instructor Santo is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with over a decade commitment to the martial art.
Joseph "Pantera La Negra" Lewis
With over 35 yrs of martial arts experience in Okinawan, Filipino, Thai, Indonisian and American Sport/Combative Martial Arts became an official student of Capoeira in winter of 2018. He has earned bronze, silver and gold medals in various stick fighting and karate competitions such as Arnolds Sports Classic, Battle Of Columbus, Buffalo – Niagara Laban Laro, & US Capitol Classics in Washington DC. Taking on the challenge of being a student and leader in helping maintain the development of Capoeira in Columbus OH and growing CBOH across the city.