Name: Instrutor Bambu
Location: Chicago, USA
What song gets you pumped up in the roda?
The first song that Mestre Barrão leads the roda with…doesn’t matter which one.
What was something you struggled the most with in capoeira?
Fighting, it was hard to let go in the roda when the fight starts. Even to this day it’s difficult at times to let go when you’re playing your friend.
What is the main thing you try to focus on when you train?
Details and basics, they are the building blocks of everything in capoeira.
What’s your signature style or way of approaching the game?
I’m tall but I enjoy being the lowest to the ground and it helps me to use my height laterally to control space in the roda and I never let anything visibly shake me.
How has capoeira changed your life?
It has given me a new perspective on life and shown me a new culture. It’s made me reconsider what is really important in life.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Playing in rodas and teaching capoeira, wherever it takes me.
What’s your favorite book?
The Kite Runner
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If I wasn’t a capoeirista, I would be a a college drop out with little to no future, working in a Red Lobster in Indiana.