About Group MQFSM
"Menino Quem Foi Seu Mestre?" means "boy, who was your master?"
The group was created by Mestre Roberval in Salvador, Bahia-Brazil. His teaching of Capoeira seeks to preserve the practice, ritual and philosophy of Capoeira Angola from Bahia.
MQFSM UK has groups in Brighton and Cornwall and is run by Boneco, Brisa and Figura.
Capoeira Angola Brighton MQFSM organises its annual Summer event in Brighton where Capoeira practitioners from all over the UK and abroad gather for workshops to share learning of this
art form, Capoeira Angola.
I have been teaching Capoeira since the 1990s. I am also a percussionist, qualified fitness instructor and Associate Lecturer in Stage Combat for acting for film at the University of Chichester.
Who we are
The Capoeira Angola Brighton group has been divulging its work within the Brighton community since 2002. Together with my three sisters and brother, we have been teaching Capoeira in England for many years.
The 'Amazonas' family is well known in the Capoeira community in the UK, Europe and Brazil as a friendly and welcoming Capoeira Angola group. We regularly collaborate with other UK-based groups.
In 2005 we met Mestre Roberval who transformed our vision of Capoeira and in 2010, together with his students in Sweden, we formed the group Menino Quem Foi Seu Mestre (MQFSM).
Currently we offer regular Capoeira Angola classes to all backgrounds and ages in Brighton. We believe that Capoeira brings positive change to people's lives through Afro-Brazilian culture, social awareness and mutual respect.
Since 2015 we have worked in partnership with Amazonas Arts, a not-for-profit community association bringing the benefits of Capoeira and related activities to schools and community groups.