The First Steps

Capoeira comes to my life in 1970.  I started learning from a friend Natanaí who was a Ogan from a Candomblé (temple) right across my house in

Santo Amaro Street in the Catête neighborhood, Rio.

Catête, Glória and Lapa - neighborhoods of central Rio - were all next to each other.

I remember that one of the cool moves he used to do back then was a S-Dobrado and Meia-Lua de Compasso.  I was ten years old, I was fascinated.