Mestre Val Boa Morte was born Edval Higinio Boa Morte Santos, in Salvador Bahia. He founded Capoeira Filhos da Bahia in Salvador, Bahia BRAZIL in 1983.
He was introduced to Capoeira in Salvador as a 9 year old in his birth city. He quickly fell in love with the berimbau, Capoeira music, Capoeira movements and culture. He began sharing his inspiration, by teaching his brothers and others, and practising with his friends in the neighbourhood. At the age of 15, he was officially teaching, performing locally, interstate and internationally. Today, he has travelled to 57 countries worldwide, teaching, performing and sharing Capoeira.
Mestre Val (Edval Santos) moved to Australia as the Head of the Capoeira Filhos da Bahia – International Group. Mestre Val has more than 43 years of training & dedication to Capoeira. An inspired Martial Artist, his skill is matched by few. For 36 years, he has traveled to over 57 countries around the World to perform & teach Capoeira.