Mandinga Shanghai 8th Batizado – Alem do Mar 17/18/19 April 2015

For the 8th time, Our event “Além do Mar” is back!

  • Friday 17th: 19:30-21:30 in our gym at Portman
  • Saturday 18th: 10:30-12:30 and 14:30-18:00 in JiaoTong University East Campus, Chongqing Nan lu 227, Building 10, 1st Floor (near Jiangguo Lu)
  • Sunday 19th: 10:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00 in JiaoTong University East Campus

Don’t forget to fill-in the form so we can prepare the best batizado ever (click here)

Download and Print the Schedule (pdf file)

Mestre Marcelo CaveirinhaContra-Mestre PrimoProfessora Janaina
Mandinga OaklandCDO BolognaCDO Munchen
Mestre MarceloPrimoJana
Check out our partner for the event: Coaqua 100% Pure Coconut Water

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Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai VII Batizado, with Mestre Marcelo and Contra Mestre Omi, will take place on April 18-19-20 at Wellness Expert at The Center (Portman), on Nanjing Xi lu n. 1376 , 6th floor, Room 666. 南京西路1376号, 上海商城6楼, 近西康路

Friday 18th:

  • 20:00-21:45 capoeira workshop

Saturday 19th:

  • 11:00-14:00 workshops
  • 14:00-16:00 lunch break
  • 16:00-18:00 batizado roda and open roda
  • 20:00: Dinner somewhere

Sunday 20th:

  • 11:00-13:30: capoeira workshops
  • 13:30-15:00 lunch break
  • 15:00-17:00: workshops and roda
  • 17:00-18:00: final bate papo
  • 18:30: Dinner somewhere


  • RMB1500 for the full week of workshops with CM Omi (Wed.16th to Tue22nd)+batizado weekend;
  • RMB800 for the batizado weekend 19th-20th of April
  • RMB800 only for CM Omi workshops from April 16th to April 22nd
  • RMB200 for single workshop/roda

Registration: send an email to



Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai Second Annual Batizado

Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai Batizado 2009 Flyer
CMS Batizado Flyer

Dear all,

Our Batizado Event will take place on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of September.

NEW: Batizado Programme

In order to participate to CMS II Batizado please fill on-line registration form.

Our confirmed guests for this year are:

  • Our Mestre, Mestre Marcelo, founder of Capoeira Mandinga.
  • Mestre Cabello, Capoeira Angola center of Ouroverde Cultural farm
  • Contra Mestra Jô from Equipe Jô Capoeira
  • Contra Mestre Carcara, Capoeira Mandinga Rochester
  • Instrutora Bolacha, Capoeira Mandinga Oakland
  • Biscoito, Capoeira Mandinga Oakland
Schedule of the event is the following:
  • Friday 20:00-22:00, Star Gym in Wuyi Lu
  • Satuday 11:00-18:00 Star Gym in Wuyi Lu
    Workshops and Troca de cordao
  • Saturday 20:00 – late
    Party at Latina in Xujiahui (160 RMB all you can eat)
  • Sunday 11:30
    Brunch at Il Panino in Beijingxi Lu (50 RMB set menu)
  • Sunday 15:00
    Capoeira, Maculele, Batucada show at Latina Jinqiao
  • Monday 20:00 – 22:00 Star Gym in Wuyi Lu
  • Tuesday 20:00-22:00 Star Gym in Wuyi Lu
  • Capoeira Mandinga Students: RMB1,000 (900 if paid within the 31st of August)
  • Visitors capoeiristas: RMB500 (400 only the weekend)

Please invite your friends to come to see our batizado on Saturday 12th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Stargym in Wuyi Lu. It will be free of charge.

Once again, this is going to be bigger than last year: more guests, more students, more Axé!

Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai Batizado 2009 Registration

8th International Capoeira Encounter – New Zealand (3 Mestres, cultural experience)

Posted by Rastinha:
Hi there,
On behalf of Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa I’m pleased to announce the 8th International Capoeira Encounter at Easter 2009, to be held at:

8th INTERNATIONAL CAPOEIRA ENCOUNTER 2009Mataatua Marae, Rotorua, New Zealand
Friday, April 10th – Monday, April 13th

4 days and nights of Capoeira – workshops, rodas, hot pools and the best food ever!

All welcome – this is our annual event and we welcome everyone involved or wanting to be involved in capoeira in NZ-Aotearoa, from all groups, all levels, all ages. We are pleased to be hosting:

Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha —

Mestre Jogo de Dentro —

And of course our own Mestre Brabo

Price Details:

Prices include meals and accommodation at Mataatua Marae.

Earlybird (20% discount)
Members: $NZ320
Non-Members: $NZ360
$NZ200 deposit to be paid by 21/02/09

Snoozer (10% discount)
Members: $NZ360
Non-Members: $NZ400
$NZ225 deposit to be paid between 21/02/09 and 28/03/09

Late/Door (full price)
Members: $NZ400
Non-Members: $NZ450
To be paid in full after 28/03/09 and by 10/04/09

Balances to be paid by/at the event

New students extended Early Bird offer from 01/01/09 320.00 if paid in full within 4 weeks of starting classes (after early bird has expired). This applies only to new students who become members from the start of 2009.

Payments can start immediately.

Please email oi (dot) rastinha (at) gmail (dot) com for payment information or if you have any questions.

Please Note: Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and we apologise for any inconvenience.

NB: It is important to keep details of your deposit. We will be making a printout of all deposits for the Encounter. If a deposit doesn’t show up on the printout the burden of proof is with th

Capoeira trip to Brazil in 2009 / Brasil trip 2009

Here’s a message from our Mestre.

Once again we will have a two weeks Capoeira trip to Brazil in the beautiful tropical town of Ubatuba on the north coast of São Paulo from July 26 to August 2nd where we will have some great mestres from different parts of Brazil. Than we head up to Itacaré, South of Bahia to mestre Cabelo’s event from August 3rd to 9th.

The cost of each of the events individually will be $600 and $1100 for both events. That includes ground transportation from the airport to the locations, room and board for the entire week of the event and all the classes with all the mestres. The air ticket will have to be purchased by the participants. All participants should plan to arrive at the São Paulo Cumbica airport (GRU) on July 26th in the morning and leave from São Paulo (Cumbica or Congonhas) to Ilhéus (South of Bahia) on Monday August 3rd in the afternoon.

A fifty percent payment must be made until April first and the remaining no later than July first. A payment plan through a financial company Members Solutions will be set for people to enroll on the events. The total cost of both the events will be divided in monthly payments starting from when you want to begin the first payment up until July first. Refunds are applicable in case you
decide to cancel your trip (a $50 penalty plus 10% charge of all made payments will apply as a cancellation fee). More details will be available later but please save the dates. Note: It is possible for people from counties other than the USA to get enrolled on the payment plan as long as they have an international credit card.

Check the links below to see the areas where the events will happening.

Muito axé and capoeira no pé!

Mestre Marcelo
PS. More detailed information will be posted at our website —

Interview with Mestre Marcelo: Meet the real Eddy Gordo!

Real Eddy Gordo - Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha
Eddy Gordo in Tekken 3

This interview is from GamePro Online Magazine. It was deleted and found on web-archive, so I just post it here.

Editor’s Exclusive: Meet the real Eddy Gordo!

Scary Larry interviews capoeria artist Marcel Pereira—the man who gave Tekken 3’s Eddy Gordo his moves.

Marcelo Pereira was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has been involved with theater since 1970. He started playing (dancing, entertaining, fighting) capoeira as a child on the streets, and was later referred to one of the most famous capoeira masters, Mestre Suassuna.

He opened his own school, Associacao de Capoeira Senzala Grande in 1979, and in 1984, came to the U.S. to perform and teach. He then founded The Capoeira Institute Inc., and Brazil Dance Revue, but his school’s traditional name as of today is Capoeira Mandinga.

Namco motion captured Marcelo’s smooth moves for Eddy Gordo in Tekken 3. As Namco preps Tekken 3 and Eddy Gordo for the PlayStation, GamePro found out more about the art of capoeria from the master himself. Continue reading “Interview with Mestre Marcelo: Meet the real Eddy Gordo!”

About our Mestre. Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha

From the age of 14 Mestre Marcelo studied under Mestre Suassuna. In 1984, Mestre Marcelo left Brazil and settled in the United States at which time there were only two other practitioners teaching Capoeira. Capoeira Mandinga, Mestre Marcelo’s organization, is a brother organization to Cordão de Ouro and is represented throughout the USA, in Israel, New Zealand, Mexico and now China. The Mestre is also known for his part in creating the character Eddy Gordo for the video game Tekken 3.

Continue reading “About our Mestre. Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha”