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

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”