Alright, then, a little history....
A Short History of Dan Capoeira
I just want to say a few words about our teacher, one of the greatest legendary fighters since Musashi or
Bruce Lee: Dan Capoeira.
Dan Capoeira was born the single son of the wealthy Capoeira family in Madrid. Soon after his birth, his
father Manolo Bison Capoeira had taken a job in Rio de Janeiro so they moved to Brazil.
In Dan's early years, he played about the streets of Rio, eventually discovering his calling--dancing. His
father was worried about keeping him out of trouble, so Manolo enrolled Dan in kung fu school. However,
more than anything, Dan wanted to dance.
His father would not tolerate him missing his martial arts classes, so Dan practiced and practiced until he one
day collapsed from exhaustion and had a revelation: Dan would disguise his dancing as fighting....
Dan, excited about his new discovery, the ability to dance and train fighting all at the same time, threw
himself whole-heartedly into the art. In time he would become the greatest Capoeirist to ever live.
Man, I remember this one time he was mugged by an entire football team and defeated them all with one
flying whirl kick. His fame spread throughout the Brazilian underground, and fighters from all over challenged
him, but none could defeat his superior foot work and devastating rhythm. His gung fu earned him the title
"King of all Badasses", but in time he grew tired of dancing around upstart baffoons, and disappeared,
embodying the elusive spirit of Capoeira. His whereabouts unknown, he would search until he could find
students worthy of his wisdom...