Mestre Mundinho started Capoeira at the age of 8 years old in a northern area of Brazil, Belem De Para. Belem is located at the Amazon River mouth and was the home Mundinho’s Mestre, Grand Mestre named Bezzara.
Mestre Mindinho is over 50 years old and has had a rich life full of Capoeira. When Mundinho received his Masters belt, he set off to Europe to travel around performing, teaching Capoeira and entering martial arts competitions for over 10 years. During this time he opened several Capoeira academies and won numerous titles for free style martial arts.
In the mid 90s, Mestre Mundinho arrived in Australia and decided to name the country his new home. In 1996 Mundinho travelled to Cairns where he opened Filhos De Santos in Graft’n’ Arts. Working with Graft’n’ Arts, Mundinho provided hundreds of performances and community workshops all around far north Queensland. Mundinho is a truly inspiration man (quoted from many who have met him) and through his teachings has helped many people in more ways than most realise. Mestre Mundinho is currently back in Belem with his family and plans to come back to Australia in the near future.
Instructor Dirte Sauzu
Instructor Dirte Sauzu started Capoeira in mid 2000 as a student of Mestre Mundinho, during this time, Dirte Sauzu assited Mundinho with a variety of workshops, youth activities and demonstrations. During this time, he did over 50 performances in the Cairns area, travelled to the table lands twice a week for 12 months to assist with workshops, and many more. Before Mundinho left the country, he graduated Dirte Sauzu as an instructor, allowing him to become the assistsnt to Professor Kangaroo in the Cairns academy.
In late 2007 Dirte Sauzu travelled to Brasil to receive more training from Mundinho, during this time he visited many academies and trained under Mundinho’s brother Mestre Bida (Angola Mestre). Dirte Sauze also travelled throughout Europe visiting numerous academies, including training with Groupo De Muzenza for a month in Barcelona (run by Professor Animal). Dirte Sauzu now runs the Brisbane Filhos De Santos Capoeira Academy located in the Fortitude Valley P.C.Y.C.
Dirte Sauzu main focus is to grow the Capoeira community in Australia and is always happy to assit with community activities. If you would like to contact Instructor Dirte Sauzu, Click here and fill out the enquiry form, or ph 0404 793 390.