Our Capoeira Angola

The Capoeira Angola we teach is basic Capoeira Angola rooted from the great elders in the art form.

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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 born on the 15th of 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 Capoeira 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.