Mestre Paçoca

His name is Sandro Felix dos Santos, was born on 29.5.1970 in northbrazilian city Recife. Paçoca started to practice Capoeira in 1981. His first teacher was Meste Benti-vi. In 1985 he met Mestre Camisa and trained with him, first in a Senzala group and then in 1988 in an Abadá Capoeira group. In 1992 he traveled to Europe to give his first workshop in Kopenhaagen.

He decided to stay in Europe and established a school in Frankfurt. In 1999 he moved to Barcelona, where he established another strong group. He worked with Capoeira all around the Europe. Since 2000 he has been living in Vienna, in 2002 he established groups in Slovakia and Czech republic. In 2004 he established a group in Russia. In 2007 he established a group in Hungary.

In october 2009 he goes out of Abadá Capoeira and establishes an intenational Association Vem Camará Capoeira. Nowadays within the association there are these countries included: Austria - Vienna, Czech republic - Liberec, Jablonec nad Nisou, Mladá Boleslav, Hradec Králové, Opava, Olomouc, Hranice, Slovakia - Komárno, Nové Zámky, Galanta, Hungary - Gyor.

Ondřej Novák /Professor Girafa/
Česká olympijská nadace