Força da Arte is a relatively new group but has deep links with the origins of capoeira. The group is associated with Capoeira Mandinga and Mestre (“Master” in English) Marcelo Caverinha in the USA. Mestre Marcelo and his more experienced students are regular visitors to Japan for our group’s events. Mestre Marcelo capoeira origins are with Mestre Suassuna of Group Cordao de Ouro. Força da Arte is based in Osaka JAPAN, with branches in Tokyo and Okayama. Forca da Arte is led by Contra Mestre Espeto who has been training and teaching capoeira since 1994. The group in Tokyo is led by Instructor Pé de Boi.