Capoeira ACDP Australia aims to teach and promote Capoeira. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian cultural practice, an art form that involves sport, body expression, music and tradition. Capoeira promotes mutual respect and inclusion between diverse individuals and communities. ACDP was founded in 1973 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) by Mestre Pantera. Since 2015, Estagiário Camaleão has been teaching Capoeira in the southern suburbs of Melbourne (classes are currently held at the Elwood Bowls Club).
Capoeira ACDP Australia acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we we live, learn, work, and play Capoeira. ACDP Capoeira Australia also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we share our art form.
Capoeira ACDP Australia respectfully acknowledges the Ancestors and Elders of the First Nation’s peoples of Brazil and the Bantu, Jeje, Nagô, and “Malês” peoples of Africa who were forcefully brought to Brazil during the Atlantic slave trade.
Iê, Viva meu Mestre!