Founder and Head Instructor of The Michigan Center for Capoeira
Contra-Mestre Baz started learning Capoeira in Israel in 2000 at the Academy of The Israeli Center for Capoeira under the supervision of Mestre Cueca and Mestre Edan. The style that Baz and his teachers teach is of the group Cordão De Ouro of Mestre Suassuna from São Paulo, Brazil. In 2004 Baz became a certified Capoeira instructor by Wingate institute in Israel and has been teaching Capoeira classes and workshops ever since.
After traveling Brazil to participate in workshops and special events around Brazil, Baz arrived to Michigan to visit family and decides to settle here. On February 2007, Baz founded The Michigan Center for Capoeira.
Since then, Contra-Mestre Baz has been teaching classes for kids, teenagers and adults of all levels. Promoting Capoeira to the publics awareness by providing workshops, performances and demonstrations at various festivals, fairs and special events in Michigan, around the U.S. and abroad.
Contra-Mestre Baz Hand Spin
During a Workshop in St. Petersburg Russia
International Colleges of TMCC
From left to right: Contra-Mestre Maculele - Jerusalem Israel Mestre Cueca - Israel & Moscow Russia Contra-Mestre Pinoquio - Petah Tiqva, Israel Contra-Mestre Baz - Detroit, Michigan Contra-Mestre Ta-Russo - St. Petersburg Russia. Contra-Mestre Revivo - Milan, Italy.
Mestre Edan & C.M. Baz
Grande Mestre Suassuna & CM Baz
Mestre Suassuna is the founder of Capoeira Cordão De Ouro
Contra-Mestres Ta-Russo and Baz
Teaching a workshop in St. Petersburg Russia
Contra-Mestre Baz playing berimbau
Contra-Mestre Baz Playing berimabu as part of a performance during a Batizado ceremony in Atlanta Georgia
During a performance at the "Night in Rio" festival in Charlotte North Carolina