The Capoeira Angola we teach is basic Capoeira Angola rooted from the great elders in the art form.
Our Capoeira Angola instruction is led under the guidance of The Low Country Capoeira Angola Society, which was founded by Contra Mestre Erik “Chicago” Murray, a student of Mestre Joao Grande for over 25 years.
Mestre João Grande (João Oliveira dos Santos) was on born 15 January 1933. He is a Grão-Mestre (Grand Master) of capoeira angola who has contributed to the spread of this art throughout the world. He was a student of the late Mestre Pastinha, also known as the “father of Angola”. Currently Mestre João Grande has a academy in New York City.
The Atlanta Branch of Low Country Capoeira Angola Society is managed by Tyrone “Re’al” Murray, a practitioner of Capoeira Angola since November of 1996 in the Metropolitan Atlanta area.