Pena Verde is from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He started playing Capoeira when he was 15 years old with Mestre Sabia, the coordinator of The Association of Ginga Mundo Capoeira.  

Pena has been teaching Capoeira for over a decade.  In addition to adult classes,  Pena teaches Capoeira to kids ages 2 and up.  New York City schools where Pena has taught include Community Roots Charter School, The Co-op School, Brooklyn East Collegiate Middle School, Essex Street Academy High School, Bronx International High School, P.S. 372-the Children’s School, Brooklyn Friends School, Music Time Kids, and the Tribeca Community School. 

Pena believes that Capoeira has been responsible for transforming the lives of people all over the world.  For this reason, he is thankful for the opportunity to teach Capoeira in New York City. 

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