About Professor Curu
Professor Curu began training Capoeira in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, at the age of 11. As a student of Mestre Ralil of Centro Cultural Capoeira Raízes do Brasil, he began teaching Capoeira both at the Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Headquarters and at a local elementary school. Professor Curu enjoyed traveling around Brazil and US to play & exchange in the art of Capoeira. In February 2011 he moved to Brooklyn, New York and continued his Capoeira training at Raízes do Brasil Capoeira.
In October 2011, Professor Curu opened the Raizes do Brasil Capoeira academy at a new location and he continues to work hard to keep the spirit and camaraderie.
Professor Curu & Raizes do Brasil Capoeira offer classes six days a week for children and adults. In the warmer months he holds classes and rodas outdoors in Prospect Park, The Old Stone House (Washington Park/JJ Byrne Playground – 3rd St. @ 4th and 5th Ave), and around the neighborhood, keeping strong ties to our community.
Professor Curu’s greatest satisfaction comes from watching his students evolve and seeing their dedication to learning Capoeira.
Não deixe para amanhã o que podemos fazer hoje.
Do not push something to tomorrow that you can do today.