Welcome to Grupo Axé Capoeira - Atlantic
City, New Jersey, under the supervision of Mestre Boi.
We are South Jersey's first capoeira group at the shore.
Please enjoy your stay! Classes are now forming city wide at various locations.
Axé Capoeira began in Recife in 1982. It was founded by
Marcos da Silva,
Mestre Barrão, who was
born in the port city of Recife, on the North East coast
of Brazil. Recife is renowned for its Brazilian music
and dance, and its long Capoeira tradition.
Today, as Canada's first academy of Capoeira, the Group
continues to rise as one of the world's leading Capoeira
organizations. Backed by worldwide releases of four
albums of music on CD, the video release of the 2000
International Encounter and the Performance video for
the release of the Axé Capoeira Volume IV CD, enrollment
continues to steadily increase with over 8000 students
from all over the world.
Axé Capoeira continues to travel around the world and
participate in competitions and has participated in the
2001 International Capoeira Competition in Argentina.
Furthermore, Grupo Axé Capoeira is renowned as a
traveling group which promotes the history, music, art,
and culture of Brazil in interactive and educational