Mestre Valmir

Mestre Valmir started Capoeira in the Group of Capoeira Angola Pelourinho (GCAP) in 1982 with Mestre Moraes and Mestre Cobra Mansa. In 1994, he left GCAP and, in 1996, he started the International Capoeira Angola Foundation (ICAF) group in Salvador, FICA-Bahia, where he lives. He received the title of Master of Capoeira Angola at the IX International Conference of Capoeira Angola, organized by ICAF in Belo Horizonte in 2003. He leads socio-cultural work in Salvador and conducts Capoeira Angola workshops in various countries including the United States, Germany, France, Sweden, England, and several cities in Brazil.