Our goal in the Austin area is to teach the traditions of Capoeira Regional, to help establish a good source for capoeira knowledge and allow the art to grow. We want to make an impact in our community by providing the best capoeira techniques, workshops, and shows while maintaining all the cultural aspects of this Afro-Brazilian martial art. You can take advantage of songs and all resources that are available to through this site to improve your capoeira skills and knowledge.
Contra Mestre Metido began capoeira at the early age of eleven with Mestre Rodrigo Zerlotti. Since beginning his training, Contra Mestre Metido has dedicated himself to learning the art of capoeira and teaching it with as much accuracy on technique and tradition as possible.
His time is now devoted to the growth of capoeira and its cultural diversity in Austin, Tx. In 2001 he took his first trip to Brazil to train under Mestre Wilton Peiria (Mestre Rodrigo’s Mestre) and Mestre Mauro Gomes (Grupo Capoeira Berimbau) as well as several other mestres in the São Paulo and Campinas area of Brazil. Upon returning from Brazil, Contra Mestre Metido began to teach alongside his good friend Contra Mestre Pena (Corey Goodman) at the level of instructor and is still continually looking for methods to learn and to grow in this complex art form.
After Mestre Rodrigo’s return to Brazil in 2005, Metido spent a year training with Mestre Fran (Capoeira Maculele) in order to progress his Contemporary style of Capoeira and continues to train all styles of Capoeira (Angola, Regional, Contemporânea). Since then he has devoted his time and effort to keeping the Capoeira Evolução group growing in Austin and has taken leadership of the group.
In March 2010 he received his title of Contra Mestre under Mestre Rodrigo’s tutelage. He is currently in charge of Capoeira Evolução Austin and devotes his time to traveling, teaching workshops, and performing.