Project Impurrão - 'Push in the back'

The Impurrão project is getting a new PUSH!

Since capoeira, sports, music and dance are the most successful activities in Escola de Capoeira Berimbau de Ouro, we decided to focus on those elements in our actual project. Former students from the school have become professional teachers, musicians, acrobats and sportsmen and the activities keep attracting youngsters and children from the neighbourhood in Montes Claros. Our teachers are also active in other poor and dangerous areas of the city.

Capoeira, music and all connected activities help structure the children's lives, make them aware of their physical condition and the need to cooperate. And it keeps them from the streets, where crack and other dangers are always present.

Impurrão 2

From 2013 till 2014 we are working on some new and activities and re-activating some old elements in the school. A new dojo (a place to train judo, boxing and other martial arts) is built, some new musical instruments for a music course and a music group. We hope to support the teaching competences of our teachers and create more 'satellite' training places in the city. The roof is finished, now we have to finish the room and buy a tatame (judo floor).

The first Impurrão project
In 2007 and 2008, together with the municipality of Montes Claros several special courses were organized with financial support of Kindermissionswerk Die Sternsinger from Germany ( This German fund is also supporting the Impurrão 2-project. If you want to help, please go to the sponsoring page for details.

 Watch the short video impression about the school in ”A day at Escola de Capoeira".



Capoeira is a mixture of martial art, dance, acrobatics and music. When you live it, you live!


Berimbau de Ouro is more than learning capoeira. It's also about helping each other.

Calendar 2014-2015


   Capoeira Pensa! Brasil


28-31 Dec
Amsterdam, Netherlands



Tel: (+31)(0) 20 61 88 214
or (+31)(0) 6 185 464 29

Luiz Carlos Afonso
(Mestre Marreta Capoeira)