Capoeira Techniques MASTERCLASS 2016 with Mestre Amen Santo & CM Versatil (USA Capoeira Batuque)


with World Famous Capoeira Master: Mestre Amen Santo

from Los Angeles, USA. From the movie ‘ONLY THE STRONG’, Mestre Amen is a pioneer of taking Capoeira outside of Brazil to the World.

THIS YEAR – Mestre Amen Santo & his student, Contra-Mestre Versatil are available to Capoeira Teachers for a Private Session on Techniques, Discussion & Advice on any aspect on Capoeira of your choosing.

Book one-on-one OR share the Session with a small group.

OPEN TO ALL CAPOEIRA TEACHERS & Advanced Level Capoeiristas (Monitor level & up).

Capoeiristas must have the expressed endorsement of their Teacher/Master to participate.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS must send an EXPRESSION of INTEREST by email to or contact Mestre Val on 0448801192


CFdB @ VENTANA Fiesta 2016 – Frankston

We Honour Yemanja at Ventana Fiesta FRANKSTON – SAT March 12th
Once again, in a Beachside Ceremony & Offering at Frankston Beach followed by the Ventana Latin Festival Street Parade.
In Brazil, Yemanja is celebrated each year on February 2nd.
Ventana Latin Festival is in it’s 10th Year and Mestre Val has been very dedicated to continuing to grow it, supporting the Organisers and presenting Capoeira & Brazilian Culture and stories for the City of Frankston & the visiting community.
Nowhere else in Australia, does the Afro-Brazilian culture of Honouring the Orisha exist in a Festival Program.

22nd CFdB International Capoeira Encounter 2016

It’s THAT time of the Capoeira Calendar AGAIN!

Batizado time :) THIS YEAR will be Mestre Val’s 22nd Batizado event, so let’s do this :) !!

Batizado Event time, is the Capoeira students’ opportunity to, re-commit to their Capoeira training, meet more of the Capoeira Community from the wider World, an opportunity to participate in the ritual of Grading & being recognised for the training & the things you have learned since last year! :)

For some, its a time to learn new things that they haven’t been exposed to, for others it’s a time to reconnect with old friends or old teachers, remembering what already has been and it’s also a time share your own wisdom and catch up on things we may have forgotten you know!


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MARCH 17 – 20, 2016

CFdB Academy
83-85 Little Oxford Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

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TEACHERS TBA * Program is subject to change, without notice, except for those enrolled in the event

CFdB 22nd International Capoeira Encounter 2016 FULL PROGRAM

Rodas, Batizados & Demonstrations
Friday 18th Mar 05:30 – 06:30pm –Welcome Roda to everyone@Cfdb School
Friday 18th Mar 10:30pm @ COPA as part of Capoeira Samba Show Advanced students only
Saturday 19th Mar 12:00 – 1:30pm Roda to everyone@Cfdb School
Sunday 20th Mar 02:00 – 05:00pm Batizado & Grading Free Entry to everyone@Cfdb School

KIDS Workshops
Friday 18th Mar 04:30 – 06:30pm – Mestre Amen Santo
Saturday 19th Mar 10:00 – 12:00pm – Mestra Meirelou

New Beginners Free Introduction
Thursday 17th Mar 06:30 – 07:30pm – Capoeira @Cfdb School Contra-Mestre Versatil
Saturday 19th Mar 05:00 – 06:00pm – Capoeira @Cfdb School Mestre Borracha

Mix Level – Capoeira, Samba, Berimbau and Acrobatics
Friday 18th Mar 06:30 – 08:00pm – Capoeira @Cfdb School Contra-Mestre Versatil
Friday 18th Mar 08:00 – 09:00pm – Berimbau @Cfdb School Mestre Amen Santo
* Berimbau $25 BYO, $35 not BYO ($170 includes Berimbau)
Friday 18th Mar 09:00 – 10:00pm – Acrobatics @Cfdb School Sebastiao
Saturday 19th Mar 03:00 – 05:00pm – Capoeira @Cfdb School Mestre Amen Santo
Sunday 20th Mar 09:00 – 10:30am – Capoeira @Cfdb School Mestre Borracha
Sunday 20th Mar 10:30 – 12:00pm – Afro @Cfdb School Mestre Amen Santo


Celebrate the São Cosme e Sao Damião – SUNDAY 27 SEPT

Presented by: ABRISA

Hi Everyone!

THIS SUNDAY 27th from 1-4 pm we celebrate the São Cosme e Sao Damião day for our children and their families. The twin saints became known for curing people and animals without a charge for their service and became the representative saint for the pharmaceuticals and doctors. During this day, there will be a number of activities and entertainment for children of all backgrounds and age, we’ll also give out lollies as it is the tradition. It is expected that the parents will remain in attendance to supervise their children for the duration of the event.

Capoeira from 2-3pm

(WORKSHOP & LITTLE DEMO) Students must bring Uniform.

Sol Green Community Centre
Cnr. Montague and Coventry St, South Melbourne 3205 Melways Ref: 2J/K2 de

by: Mestre Val Boa Morte


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Neste evento celebramos o Dia de São Cosme e São Damião para nossas crianças e seus familiares. Os santos gêmeos ficaram conhecidos por curarem pessoas e animais sem cobrar nada pelo serviço e são considerados padroeiros dos farmacêuticos e médicos. Nesse dia, proporcionamos várias atividades e brincadeiras para criancas de todas as comunidades e idades. Também são distribuídas balinhas, como manda a tradição.  E expectative da ABRISA que os pais estarão presente para supervisionar seus filhos.

Mestre Val performs with SistaNative at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

A Message from SistaNative (aka Cantora)

When my Master helps me & is by my side.. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE :) <3

Creative life is a wonderous hectic supernatural storm that rages fulfillment & also wages war on the senses, the Heart and sometimes the community.. To create is to live life to the fullest.

No one person is an island.. my wish is that all beings feel the touch of inspiration to create & manifest something, even one thing and share it in their lifetime – however long or however short <3

Feeling blessed by the enthusiasm, dedication & follow through with Heart-felt, inspired action by my Creative Team <3

<3 The humility, ability to change, creative energy, dedication, inspiration, willpower, improvisational power, changing force, willingness, hard-working, endurance, intelligence, co-operative spirit, accessibility, resilience, sheer musical skill, artistic vision, commitment, sheer beauty & drive of my Capoeira Master is nothing short of sheer brilliance.

He is often embarrassed if you say these things directly to him, but others often don’t see those moments, when he fills a gap, or leaves a silence but is still listening, when he disappears but is still with you.. when he sees your plan, on the floor and all the tools and a big empty space.. when he understands what you intend but he sees that you are too busy to tend to it..

I like to celebrate those people & those acts of extreme kindness.. who do those things in the crevices of realistic time gone wild with flow.. there is a fortune to be experienced in service of self through service to others :)

I feel that most people experience this.. we are rarely celebrated absolutely for the small invisible tasks of doing & sometimes not-doing, for others.

The best things in life are intangible: love, humour, honesty, trust, leadership, enthusiasm, beauty, cleverness, etc..

I cannot count the infinite ways that Creative life reminds me of the grand organised design of all things – when Love & inspiration is present, living is truly a Divine experience.

#BrandNiU – YOU ARE HERE [portality40]
Art installation at MCA ARTBAR #MCAARTBAR
(photo by: KoCo Carey​)

#BrandNiU – YOU ARE HERE [portality40] – Artwork set intallation 25/9/15 MCA Museum Contemporary Art – Sydney



Awaken Your Dance Warrior – AUG 22

Mestre Val Boa Morte & Capoeira Filhos da Bahia are collaborating with Power Living in Fitzroy to present a wonderful community event!

Awaken Your Dancing Warrior

Fitzroy Studio

Saturday 22 August | 1:00pm-4:00pm

FREE Community Event

At: POWER LIVING – 260 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy (03) 9419 1118

Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of the South American culture, by experiencing the Brazilian Artform: Capoeira and the vitality of the Capoeira playing circle called a Roda.

Learn the fundamentals of Capoeira, a game, a dance, a martial art form, led by Capoeira pioneer – Mestre Val Boa Morte of Capoeira Filhos da Bahia. This will be followed by a spiced up Vinyasa journey led by our Colombian instructor Ana.

Mestre Alfredo at CFdB Academy


Pictured here, alongside his portrait in the Mural at CFdB Academy is Mestre Val’s Capoeira Master, Mestre Alfredo who lives in Bahia, Brazil. Here he is, visiting CFdB for the 20th Capoeira Filhos da Bahia International Encounter 2013 – Celebrating 20 Years in Australia.

At this event, Mestre Alfredo finally graded Mestre Val with the highest grade available in CFdB – an all white Cord, recognition of achieving the highest level of Capoeira Mastery. Mestre Alfredo is a student of Mestre Paulo dos Anjos.


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