Centre For Capoeira India

Our story so far

2005 - The Beginning

Professor Baba starts the first CDO India centre in Bandra, Mumbai with four students – all adults.

2007 - Baby Steps

Centre For Capoeira India opens centres at Andheri West, Juhu and Dadar East in Mumbai.

2009 - Kids Classes

On discovering how much his son – Maaz Foguete Massah – enjoys capoeira, Professor Baba starts the very first after school kids programs at Khar and Juhu in Mumbai.

2010 - School Programs

For the first time in the world capoeira is included as part of a school’s curriculum when Centre For Capoeira India introduces capoeira at the Billabong High School, Juhu.

2011 - Expansions

Centre For Capoeira India introduces capoeira to Jamnabhai Narsee school as a Life Enriching Centre activity. We also open our first centre outside Mumbai, at Goa.

2012 - Growth

Centre For Capoeira India opens a new centre at Marine Lines, Mumbai. Introduces capoeira into the curriculum at Pyramid Global School, Vasai, and is invited to add capoeira into the curriculum of other Billabong schools. Opens a second centre outside Mumbai, at Bangalore.

2013 - Recognition

Centre For Capoeira India is recognised by the Embassy of Brazil and added as a Brazilian Culture Centre in India. Also introduces capoeira as a subject at JBCN High School, Oshiwara. Opens new kids centre in Andheri East.

2014 - Wings

Centre For Capoeira India introduces capoeira into the curriculum at Swami Vivekanand School, Borivali. Professor Baba is invited to join the expert panel of Fitternity.com. Centre For Capoeira India organises CapoeirAsia, the largest capoeira festival in Asia, with masters and participants from around the world.

2016 - New Delhi & Jaipur

Centre For Capoeira India launches new centres in New Delhi and Jaipur, running classes for kids and adults both. Conducts 2nd edition of CapoeirAsia in Goa, an event with even higher participation from capoeiristas around the world.