Kenneth “Instrutor Polvo” Clarke has been training with Axé Capoeira since 2001 and has been teaching since 2009. He is the current In-School Program Leader for Axé Capoeira and teaches school wide workshops throughout the lower mainland. He is also a senior member of the Axé Capoeira performance team and has toured the province of BC successfully completing over 500 performances of Capoeira and Afro-Brazillian dance and percussion. He has competed in numerous Capoeira events in Vancouver, Victoria, Sau Paulo (BR), Recife (BR), Joa Pessoa (BR) Forta Leza (BR), Salvadore (BR), Seattle, Calgary, Toronto, Kansas City, and Santa Cruz. In 2007, Polvo Placed 1st in the advanced category during the Axé Capoeira Kansas City Capoeira Competition.
“Personally I believe Capoeira is about positive energy and it’s cultivation. I feel free and at peace when I play Capoeira and I believe teaching Capoeira requires energy and enthusiasm. I believe our group internationally is one of the best on the planet, I’m proud to be a member and and constantly seeking to upgrade my own skill and knowledge. Capoeira has had a tremendous positive effect on my life and I hope to share its power with as many people as possible. Salve e Axé tudos Capoeirsitas reais de Tudo Mundo!”.
Bruno Santos is Originally from Sao Paulo Brazil and has been training with Axé Capoeira since 2000. He is an experienced and well travelled Capoeirista, and excited for his first full time teaching position here in Canada.