Over 19 years of teaching Capoeira in Canada, Sapo has already performed in more than 100 festivals in Canada.
Striving to fulfill his mission of disseminating the History of Capoeira as a form of resistance and Afro Brazilian ancestry, Sapo has been performing all around the world, such as Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, North America and South America
When Justin Miller first encountered Capoeira at a breakdance competition, he was blown away by it’s beauty and strength. Incorporating acrobatics, dance, music, and martial arts he was instantly hooked. Within a year he was in Brazil, with his friend and teacher, Sapo, learning more about the culture and practice of this mysterious art form. It was there that Justin received his nickname, ‘Sorriso”, which means “smile” in Portuguese.
Two years later, in 2006, Sorriso would go on to help Sapo teach classes in Calgary, Alberta. Since then, Sorriso has taught on and off, taking time off for his own practice and to raise his two daughters. His passion for Capoeira has never ceased and he is currently at level of “Instructor” (purple belt.) His interest in movement has
taken him on a path to study hand balancing, gymnastics and yoga which help to complement his classes.
Ojuobá Capoeira's goal is to continue expanding our group's philosophy to use capoeira as a tool and a vehicle for forming great individuals through our teachings and methodology. Our school offers a fun and friendly atmosphere to train in so you can learn capoeira at your own pace.
Come in and check out for yourself.
Corda crua e amarela
Corda amarela e laranja
Corda laranja e azul
Corda azul e verde