Black man Guerreiro in front of a waterfall while dancing.

Guerreiro

Guerreiro began training in martial arts in 1996 and then began training Capoeira in October 2000 under the instruction of Rosa and Cravo. A few short years later, Rosa and Cravo moved out of state and Guerreiro (only a teenager) was left to train mostly in isolation.

As he got older he traveled as a dancer/choreographer and a musician, often teaching capoeira to his backup dancers as a way to stay sharp on his skills. He took capoeira workshops from respected Capoeira teachers and Masters around Brazil and the USA.

In 2013, Guerreiro began training with a former capoeira classmate and long time friend, Instrutor Pulo, who ran Nova Luta Capoeira. In 2015 Guerreiro was advanced in rank in San Antonio, TX (his first advancement in over a decade).  Later that year Guerreiro was asked to begin instructing the Minnesota group. He founded Capoeira Minnesota in October of that year.

In March of 2016, Guerreiro was promoted to the rank of Graduado (Graduate) in the presence of GrĂ£o Mestre Dunga. In October of 2019, Guerreiro accepted the rank of Instructor, after having declined the offer in 2018. Awarded this rank by members of the capoeira community around the USA. In February of 2022, Guerreiro was promoted to the rank of Professor.

Today, Guerreiro teaches capoeira throughout the twin cities, St Paul and Minneapolis, and surrounding cities including Eagan, West St Paul, East St Paul, Woodbury, Maplewood, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Oakdale, Forest Lake, Inver Grove Heights, Roseville, Shakopee, Mendota Heights, Edina, and Eden Prairie.

Photo by Shawn Brown of Alex+Zander photography