Eugene Capoeira

Eugene Capoeira
Brazilian cultural Academy
Professor Brucutu

About Capoeira

Capoeira ao vivo aqui!

With over 30 years combined Capoeira experience Professor Brucutu (Davey Jackson) and Instructora Angoleira (Heather Figi) are dedicated lifetime practitioners of the Brazilian Martial Art of Capoeira. Movement, Music, Art, Humility and Passion flow freely at every classes. These classes are about celebrating our bodies through traditional Brazilian dance movements, playful creative expression and above all FUN
Professor Brucutu
Professor Brucutu
Instructora Angoleira
Instructora Angoleira


David Jackson Certificado
Davey awarded RSCO Certificate
David Brucutu Jackson RSCO certificate

Our Lineage

Eugene Capoeira is an independant Capoeira Contemporânea academy founded under Mestre Dilaho (Gee-la-ho.) Originally from Itabuna, Bahia Brazil, Mestre Dilaho has been teaching Capoeira since the late nineties with the past 12 years in the United States. Mestre Dilaho is a tireless advocate for building community through Capoeira, cultural education and self-discovery.

Origins of Capoeira

Capoeira (Portuguese pronunciation: KA-PO-Air-Ah) is a Brazilian Martial Art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It was developed in Brazil  at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its quick and complex maneuvers, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins and techniques.

The most widely accepted origin of the word capoeira comes from the Tupi words ka’a (“jungle”) e pûer (“it was”), referring to the areas of low vegetation in the Brazilian interior where fugitive slaves would hide. A practitioner of the art is called a capoeirista ( pronunciation: KAH-PO-Air-EE-STA).

On 26th November 2014 capoeira was granted a special protected status as “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO.

CT Capoeira Oregon

CT Capoeira Oregon is an American Capoeira association under the leadership of Mestre Dilaho.  CT Capoeira Oregon is headquartered in Portland Oregon with affiliate schools in Tigard and Gresham.  Eugene Capoeira is lead by Mestre Dilaho’s first American student granted a teaching rank, Professor Brucutu (Davey Jackson.) In Portland and Gresham, Professor Pyata Penedo leads weekly classes for youth and adults. Professor Pyata is from Vitoria, Brazil and is a professional singer, songwriter and percussionist.  Instructora Cigana ( Maria Martin ) is from Aloha Oregon and teaches Capoeira in Tigard Oregon. Instructora Cigana has traveled all over the United States and Brazil attending Capoeira events, leading workshops and supporting the Masters of Capoeira.

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