Aldeia Capoeira was founded in 2001 by Mestre Araminho and students.
Aldeia means village and is an acronym of the words:
Arte (art) Luta (fight) Danca (dance) Esporte (Sport) Instrumento (Instrument) Alegria (happiness)
These are all key elements of capoeira.
Mestre Araminho (Marcus Aurelio Alves Furtado) started capoeira in Fortaleza when he was 14 years old in november of 1981
with Mestre Joao Baiano and also learned from a capoeirista Wagner. The training location was quite far from his house.
When Mestre Squisito came to Fortaleza and started to give lessons, Mestre Araminho started to train with him. From him he received the name: Araminho: little iron wire, because he was flexible and strong.
When Mestre Squisito left Fortaleza, Mestre Araminho started training with Mestre Paulao who was a professor at that time of the group Senzala and was a student of Mestre Camisa. With him Mestre Araminho trained until receiving corda roxa (purple cord) in 1988. After this Mestre Araminho joined the group A.B.A.D.A. Capoeira of Mestre Camisa and received the same graduation, corda roxa in this group. In 1995 Mestre Araminho came to The Netherlands as a corda roxa (instrutor) of A.B.A.D.A. Capoeira. There he organized several events and workshops and also traveled throughout Europe.
In 2001 he founded his own group A.L.D.E.I.A. Capoeira together with students. In 2008 Mestre Araminho received the Master Title and graduation from Mestre Squisito
Aldeia Capoeira and its Teachers
Currently there are three teachers active in Aldeia Capoeira, teaching in different parts of Rotterdam and Schiedam:
Mestre Araminho, Professor Rouxinol and Instrutor Feijao.
Aldeia Capoeira Graduation System (Adults)
Crua Raw material (White) Iniciante
Crua - Amarela White - Yellow Iniciante
Amarela Yellow Aluno
Amarela Laranja Yellow - Orange Aluno
Laranja Orange Aluno
Laranja-Azul Orange - Blue Aluno
Azul Blue Graduado
Azul-Verde Blue - Green Graduado
Verde Green Instrutor
Verde- Roxa Green - Purple Instrutor
Roxa Purple Professor
Roxa-Marrom Purple Brown Professor
Marrom Brown Contra-Mestre
Vermelha Red Mestre