Born and trained in the birthplace of capoeira: Bahia, Brazil, George moved to America in 2001 and has been teaching capoeira across the country as it was originally taught to him. His journey has taken him from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut to New York City and more recently to Orlando. He brings the unique opportunity for Orlandoeans to learn the original style of capoeira, the way it was passed down from his mestre, Mestre Nô
Mestre George has performed for Nike, Nego Gato, S.O.B.'s, Ballet Folklorico do Brasil and Oba Oba Afro-Brazilian Dance Company to name a few.
Tite Palmares is the music teacher for Triangle Elementary in Mt Dora, Florida. Instructor Tite has studied both the Capoeira Regional and Capoeira Angola in his 15-year journey in this Brazilian cultural art form.
In 2017, Instructor Tite began bridging the gap between the elementary classroom and capoeira by using musical and movement aspects of martial art to teach music theory, performance, and multiculturalism to his elementary music students.
In addition to capoeira, Tite holds a music BME degree from Florida State University and A Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Florida. He has presented clinics to the Florida Music Educators’ Association Annual State Conference, Illinois Music Educators' Conference the FMEA Multi-Cultural Summer Workshop, and the FMEA Summer Music Institute on capoeira and steel drums. Instrutor Professor also holds professional educator certifications in Music K-12 and Special Education
Instructor Peixe started his journey in Capoeira in 1995 where he was taught the fundamentals by an exchange student from Brazil. Through his teens he trained in various martial arts, but none captivated him the way that Capoeira did. He would later restart his journey in 2013 under Mestre George Palmares and has be training ever since. His daughter Caremelo even got her first cordão the same year! Today he trains the Palmares group in Orlando.
Monitora Sol has been a member of Capoeira Angola Palmares for sevral years. Her love of capieira has led her to the study of different styles of capoeira and its musical tradition. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our school and assists in teaching classes for our students